County Council election, Thursday 5 May 2005

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These are the results from the County Council election on 5 May 2005 and the by-elections in Pevensey & Westham on 29 September 2005 and Bexhill King Offa on 12 June 2008.

Map of East Sussex, divided into electoral divisions Forest Row Crowborough Wadhurst Rother North West Northern Rother Rye & Eastern Rother Brede Valley & Marsham Baird & Ore Old Hastings & Tressell Braybrooke & Castle St Helens & Silverhill Central St Leonards & Gensing Hollington & Wishing Tree Ashdown & Conquest Maze Hill & West St Leonards Bexhill East Bexhill King Offa Bexhill West Devonshire Sovereign St Anthony's Langney Hampden Park Ratton Upperton Old Town Meads Pevensey & Westham Battle & Crowhurst Heathfield Seaford Sutton Polegate, Willingdon & East Dean Hailsham & Herstmonceux Seaford Blatchington Ouse Valley East Peacehaven & Telscombe Towns Newhaven & Ouse Valley West Lewes Alfriston, East Hoathly & Hellingly Uckfield Framfield & Horam Ringmer & Lewes Bridge Chailey Buxted Maresfield

Alfriston, East Hoathly & Hellingly, 5 May 2005

  • People who can vote: 8,276.
  • Turnout: 68.9%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Garvican, John Harry Conservative 3,246 56.9% Yes
Shing, Daniel Dak Yan Liberal Democrat 2,455 43.1% No

Conservative win.

Ashdown & Conquest, 5 May 2005

  • People who can vote: 8,107.
  • Turnout: 63.8%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Kennelly, Patricia Ann Liberal Democrat 958 18.5% No
Phillips, Brian Winfred Gilbert Green 219 4.2% No
Rushbrook, Ronald James Labour 1,646 31.8% No
Wilson, John Leslie Conservative 2,347 45.4% Yes

Conservative win.

Baird & Ore, 5 May 2005

  • People who can vote: 7,487.
  • Turnout: 55.1%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Birch, Jeremy Peter Labour 1,789 43.3% Yes
Hancock, David Christopher Liberal Democrat 832 20.2% No
Pragnell, Peter William Conservative 1,347 32.6% No
Robertson, Mary Melian Green 159 3.9% No

Labour win.

Battle & Crowhurst, 5 May 2005

  • People who can vote: 7,026.
  • Turnout: 68.8%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Carroll, Richard Charles Conservative 1,855 38.4% No
Field, Kathryn Margaret Liberal Democrat 2,358 48.8% Yes
Macpherson, Timothy Gordon Labour 619 12.8% No

Liberal Democrat win.

Bexhill East, 5 May 2005

  • People who can vote: 7,284.
  • Turnout: 58.5%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Forster, Martyn Sheridan Liberal Democrat 2,160 50.7% Yes
Kenward, Martin John Conservative 2,100 49.3% No

Liberal Democrat win.

Bexhill King Offa, 5 May 2005

  • People who can vote: 17,487.
  • Total possible votes: 34,974.
  • Turnout: 51.7%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Bridger, Keith John Labour 3,386 18.7% No
Dyason, Ronald Francis Conservative 4,398 24.3% Yes
Francis, Neil Stephen Liberal Democrat 3,427 19% No
Gubby, Graham Conservative 3,435 19% Yes
Wood, James Stuart Liberal Democrat 3,419 18.9% No

Conservative win (two seats).

Bexhill King Offa by-election, 12 June 2008

  • People who can vote: 18,116.
  • Turnout: 25%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
ENSOR, Michael David Conservative 2,825 62.3% Yes
KEMP, John Arthur Joseph Liberal Democrat 1,191 26.3% No
MACPHERSON, Timothy Gordon Labour 518 11.4% No

Conservative win.

Bexhill West, 5 May 2005

  • People who can vote: 7,690.
  • Turnout: 69.9%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Gadd, Brian Conservative 3,278 61% Yes
Smith, Trevor John Scotford Liberal Democrat 2,098 39% No

Conservative win.

Braybrooke & Castle, 5 May 2005

  • People who can vote: 8,179.
  • Turnout: 53.6%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Cooke, Robert Mark Conservative 1,068 24.4% No
Daniel, Godfrey Labour 2,087 47.6% Yes
Homewood, Laurence George Green 326 7.4% No
Potter, Gary Liberal Democrat 904 20.6% No

Labour win.

Brede Valley & Marsham, 5 May 2005

  • People who can vote: 7,038.
  • Turnout: 71.9%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Maynard, Carl Raymond Conservative 2,789 55.1% Yes
Smith, John Allison Liberal Democrat 1,423 28.1% No
Waller, David Martin Labour 846 16.7% No

Conservative win.

Buxted Maresfield, 5 May 2005

  • People who can vote: 8,152.
  • Turnout: 70.1%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Barnacle, Roy Bruce Labour 632 11.1% No
Reid, Anthony Gainford Conservative 3,610 63.2% Yes
Stevens, John Frederick Liberal Democrat 1,470 25.7% No

Conservative win.

Central St. Leonards & Gensing, 5 May 2005

  • People who can vote: 8,628.
  • Turnout: 45.3%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Bing, Keith Charles Conservative 1,109 28.4% No
Carey-Stuart, David Cecil Green 359 9.2% No
Modlinger, Evelyn Mary Liberal Democrat 894 22.9% No
Webb, Trevor Edward Labour 1,547 39.6% Yes

Labour win.

Chailey, 5 May 2005

  • People who can vote: 8,979.
  • Turnout: 71.8%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Burke, Gavin Christopher Liberal Democrat 2,351 36.5% No
Hambly, Peter Stephen Labour 473 7.3% No
Serrecchia, Lorraine Elise Green 408 6.3% No
Stroude, Margaret Christina Conservative 3,217 49.9% Yes

Conservative win.

Crowborough, 5 May 2005

  • People who can vote: 15,874.
  • Total possible votes: 31,748.
  • Turnout: 60.5%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Clark, Carolyn Jane Huntington Liberal Democrat 2,618 13.6% No
Clegg, Brendan Robert Labour 1,209 6.3% No
Hale, Sarah Green 841 4.4% No
Lyon, Hilary Grace Liberal Democrat 2,317 12.1% No
McCarthy, Jean Valerie Labour 1,132 5.9% No
McKirgan, Ian Davidson Independent 1,205 6.3% No
Scott, Paul Denzil Independent 1,098 5.7% No
Stocks, Colin Geoffrey Green 586 3% No
Stogdon, Richard Conservative 4,307 22.4% Yes
Tidy, Sylvia Mary Conservative 3,904 20.3% Yes

Conservative win (two seats).

Devonshire, 5 May 2005

  • People who can vote: 7,848.
  • Turnout: 55.2%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Goude, Richard Huntley Labour 509 11.7% No
Graham, Kenneth Eric John Conservative 1,074 24.8% No
Gross, Clive Daniel Green 231 5.3% No
Healy, Beryl Anne Liberal Democrat 2,395 55.3% Yes
Richardson, Leonard Roy UK Independence 125 2.9% No

Liberal Democrat win.

Forest Row, 5 May 2005

  • People who can vote: 8,681.
  • Turnout: 68.9%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Graham, Linda Ann Liberal Democrat 1,568 26.2% No
Jonas, David Michael Green 875 14.6% No
Le Vay, Sonja Johanne Labour 559 9.4% No
Whetstone, Francis William John Conservative 2,975 49.8% Yes

Conservative win.

Framfield & Horam, 5 May 2005

  • People who can vote: 8,212.
  • Turnout: 69.1%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Dowling, Christopher David Conservative 3,070 54.1% Yes
Harker, Michael James Liberal Democrat 1,576 27.8% No
Riddle, Keith Alan UK Independence 334 5.9% No
Smith, Ian Baxter Labour 691 12.2% No

Conservative win.

Hailsham & Herstmonceux, 5 May 2005

  • People who can vote: 16,595.
  • Total possible votes: 33,190.
  • Turnout: 56.7%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Bentley, William Albert Conservative 4,558 24.2% Yes
Cock, Brian James Liberal Democrat 3,228 17.1% No
Jordan, Laura Louise Labour 1,739 9.2% No
Jordan, Steven Randall Labour 1,531 8.1% No
Keeley, Laurence Victor UK Independence 1,028 5.5% No
Thomas, John Roger Conservative 3,607 19.2% Yes
White, David George Liberal Democrat 3,139 16.7% No

Conservative win (two seats).

Hampden Park, 5 May 2005

  • People who can vote: 7,171.
  • Turnout: 58.4%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Abella, Edward Conservative 851 20.3% No
Dalton, Leslie Green 192 4.6% No
Ring, Nora Ann Labour 695 16.6% No
Woodalll, Olive Marion Mary Liberal Democrat 2,452 58.5% Yes

Liberal Democrat win.

Heathfield, 5 May 2005

  • People who can vote: 7,728.
  • Turnout: 67.2%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Kiernan, Elizabeth Ann Liberal Democrat 2,201 42.4% No
Simmons, Rupert Alexander James Conservative 2,992 57.6% Yes

Conservative win.

Hollington & Wishing Tree, 5 May 2005

  • People who can vote: 7,805.
  • Turnout: 53.3%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Martin, Gladys Alice Evelyn Conservative 1,087 26.1% No
Pickard, Wilfrid Liberal Democrat 625 15% No
Scott, Philip Gerald Labour 2,246 54% Yes
Young, Kevin David Green 204 4.9% No

Labour win.

Langney, 5 May 2005

  • People who can vote: 7,395.
  • Turnout: 55.6%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Harris, Jon Paul Liberal Democrat 2,218 53.9% Yes
Nolan, James Joseph Labour 538 13.1% No
Quarrington, Christine May Green 161 3.9% No
Zonneveld, Lorraine June Conservative 1,196 29.1% No

Liberal Democrat win.

Lewes, 5 May 2005

  • People who can vote: 8,713.
  • Turnout: 73.3%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Murray, Susan Jean Green 402 6.3% No
O'Keeffe, Christina Ruth Independent 2,951 46.2% Yes
Sleeper, Elizabeth Claire Liberal Democrat 1,699 26.6% No
Small, Andrew Leslie No description 110 1.7% No
Warren, Isabel Angela Conservative 630 9.9% No
Watts, Stephen Labour 593 9.3% No

Independent win.

Maze Hill & West St. Leonards, 5 May 2005

  • People who can vote: 7,764.
  • Turnout: 56.7%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Mclean, Brett Reginald Liberal Democrat 911 20.7% No
Roberts, Alan Raymond Labour 1,360 30.9% No
Toms, Catriona Green 219 5% No
Waite, Joy Angela Conservative 1,914 43.5% Yes

Conservative win.

Meads, 5 May 2005

  • People who can vote: 7,697.
  • Turnout: 66%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Arnold, Kate Elizabeth Green 261 5.1% No
Cameron, Ian Peter Neville UK Independence 136 2.7% No
Scard, Dennis Leslie Labour 384 7.6% No
Taylor, Barry Edward Conservative 3,066 60.3% Yes
Ticehurst, Margaret Diane Liberal Democrat 1,234 24.3% No

Conservative win.

Newhaven & Ouse Valley West, 5 May 2005

  • People who can vote: 7,947.
  • Turnout: 63.1%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Bishop, Sian No description 548 10.9% No
Lambert, Eric William Labour 642 12.8% No
Luxford, Richard Irvine Green 287 5.7% No
Rogers, David Owen Liberal Democrat 2,369 47.2% Yes
Scanlan, Sheryn Kay Conservative 1,168 23.3% No

Liberal Democrat win.

Northern Rother, 5 May 2005

  • People who can vote: 7,878.
  • Turnout: 71.3%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Jones, Peter Conservative 2,789 49.7% Yes
Maloney, Annette Rae Labour 605 10.8% No
Prochak, Susan Myfanwy Liberal Democrat 2,221 39.6% No

Conservative win.

Old Hastings & Tressell, 5 May 2005

  • People who can vote: 7,761.
  • Turnout: 55.6%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Keen, Terence Robert Conservative 1,074 24.9% No
Kramer, Jay Labour 1,750 40.6% Yes
Poorun, Sura Sundari Green 283 6.6% No
Stevens, Richard David Liberal Democrat 1,206 28% No

Labour win.

Old Town, 5 May 2005

  • People who can vote: 8,008.
  • Turnout: 72.9%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Akers, Colin Charles Labour 360 6.2% No
Cussons, Ronald George Conservative 2,188 37.5% No
Skilton, Maurice Liberal Democrat 2,921 50.1% Yes
Vonderdell, Zoe Victoria Green 365 6.3% No

Liberal Democrat win.

Ouse Valley East, 5 May 2005

  • People who can vote: 7,536.
  • Turnout: 69.1%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Chatwin, Christopher Reginald Independent 363 7% No
Ost, Thomas Patrick Arthur Liberal Democrat 2,427 46.6% Yes
Rapley, Keith Joseph Green 157 3% No
Spicer, William John Labour 605 11.6% No
Yeldon, Graham Gerald Conservative 1,658 31.8% No

Liberal Democrat win.

Peacehaven & Telscombe Towns, 5 May 2005

  • People who can vote: 15,982.
  • Total possible votes: 31,964.
  • Turnout: 58.3%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Broome Reed, Patricia Ann Green 613 3.3% No
Carden, John Ernest Labour 2,554 13.7% No
Howson, Philip Anthony Conservative 3,782 20.3% Yes
Lee, Elizabeth Wallace Liberal Democrat 2,390 12.8% No
Livings, John Conservative 3,939 21.1% Yes
Pepper, Marina Augusta Liberal Democrat 2,620 14.1% No
Serrecchia, Luisa Maddalena Green 493 2.6% No
Wood, Lorrel Florence Labour 2,249 12.1% No

Conservative win (two seats).

Pevensey & Westham, 5 May 2005

  • People who can vote: 7,274.
  • Turnout: 65.5%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Dewick, Cynthia Elizabeth Liberal Democrat 1,553 32.6% No
Vincent, John Leslie Conservative 2,374 49.9% Yes
Walker, Robert Labour 834 17.5% No

Conservative win.

Pevensey & Westham by-election, 29 September 2005

  • People who can vote: 7,274.
  • Turnout: 25.6%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
DEWICK, Cynthia Elizabeth (commonly known a Liberal Democrat 406 21.8% No
RADFORD-KIRBY, Simon Gerard Conservative 1,293 69.4% Yes
WALKER, Robert Labour 147 7.9% No

Conservative win.

Polegate, Willingdon & East Dean, 5 May 2005

  • People who can vote: 14,005.
  • Total possible votes: 28,010.
  • Turnout: 62.4%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Cornwall, Malcolm George Labour 897 5.1% No
Martin, Roy Liberal Democrat 4,739 27.1% Yes
Shing, Stephen Sai Hung Liberal Democrat 4,621 26.4% Yes
Wallis, Anthony Peter Conservative 3,558 20.4% No
Whitmore, Margaret Elizabeth Conservative 3,664 21% No

Liberal Democrat win (two seats).

Ratton, 5 May 2005

  • People who can vote: 7,752.
  • Turnout: 69.7%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Alderton, Kenneth Stanley UK Independence 198 3.7% No
Falkner, Martin John Labour 501 9.3% No
Moore, Kevin Leslie Green 171 3.2% No
Tunwell, Michael Elliott Conservative 2,816 52.1% Yes
Watkins, Andrew Christopher John Liberal Democrat 1,717 31.8% No

Conservative win.

Ringmer & Lewes Bridge, 5 May 2005

  • People who can vote: 8,601.
  • Turnout: 69.9%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Anderson, Simon Stuart Green 831 13.8% No
Sawyer, Anne Louise Labour 734 12.2% No
St. Pierre, Rosalyn Mary Liberal Democrat 2,597 43.2% Yes
Wilson, Ian Patterson Conservative 1,852 30.8% No

Liberal Democrat win.

Rother North West, 5 May 2005

  • People who can vote: 7,048.
  • Turnout: 68.7%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Barnes, Anthony John Lane Conservative 2,724 56.3% Yes
Hearn, George Edward Stanley Liberal Democrat 2,116 43.7% No

Conservative win.

Rye & Eastern Rother, 5 May 2005

  • People who can vote: 6,895.
  • Turnout: 68.7%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Glazier, Keith John Conservative 2,182 46% Yes
Holmes, Sonia Irene Liberal Democrat 1,253 26.4% No
Lyus, Geoffrey Labour 1,304 27.5% No

Conservative win.

Seaford Blatchington, 5 May 2005

  • People who can vote: 7,514.
  • Turnout: 66.8%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Freeman, Jon Harris Liberal Democrat 2,450 48.8% Yes
McGilligan, Nicola Ann Green 256 5.1% No
Peterson, Julian Christopher Conservative 1,579 31.5% No
Renson, Helen Ann Labour 493 9.8% No
Sheppard, Linda Sylvia Marita No description 240 4.8% No

Liberal Democrat win.

Seaford Sutton, 5 May 2005

  • People who can vote: 7,415.
  • Turnout: 71.1%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Hopper, Trevor Hugh Labour 471 8.9% No
Murphy, Michael John William Conservative 2,331 44.2% Yes
Murray, Roger Green 260 4.9% No
Taylor, Ralph Philip Liberal Democrat 2,209 41.9% No

Conservative win.

Sovereign, 5 May 2005

  • People who can vote: 7,546.
  • Turnout: 60.3%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Elkin, David Walter Conservative 2,220 48.8% Yes
McCarthy, Jocelyn Green 320 7% No
Salsbury, Margaret Elizabeth Liberal Democrat 2,007 44.1% No

Conservative win.

St. Anthony's, 5 May 2005

  • People who can vote: 8,018.
  • Turnout: 66%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Culshaw, Ian Derek Labour 467 8.8% No
Jones, Brian Conservative 1,520 28.7% No
Norris, Hugh James Green 223 4.2% No
Tutt, David Owen Liberal Democrat 3,080 58.2% Yes

Liberal Democrat win.

St. Helens & Silverhill, 5 May 2005

  • People who can vote: 7,543.
  • Turnout: 66.3%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Jackson, Neil Playle UK Independence 187 3.7% No
Lock, Matthew Richard Conservative 1,903 38.1% Yes
Phillips, Sally Green 206 4.1% No
Rycroft, Melanie Ann Labour 1,869 37.4% No
Terry, Ann Monica Liberal Democrat 835 16.7% No

Conservative win.

Uckfield, 5 May 2005

  • People who can vote: 8,406.
  • Turnout: 63%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Ashby, Leonard Edward Labour 916 17.3% No
Sparks, Paul John Liberal Democrat 2,475 46.7% Yes
Thomas, Mairede Christine Conservative 1,907 36% No

Liberal Democrat win.

Upperton, 5 May 2005

  • People who can vote: 7,609.
  • Turnout: 61.1%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Goude, Elizabeth Ann Labour 442 9.5% No
Lacey, Robert Macleod Conservative 2,274 48.9% Yes
Noden, Richard Liberal Democrat 1,602 34.5% No
Storey-Tennant, John Green 332 7.1% No

Conservative win.

Wadhurst, 5 May 2005

  • People who can vote: 8,873.
  • Turnout: 71.1%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Morris, Adrian James Liberal Democrat 1,559 24.7% No
Obbard, Keith David Green 546 8.6% No
Tidy, Robert Walter Conservative 3,564 56.5% Yes
Zacharzewski, Jane Labour 644 10.2% No

Conservative win.

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