County Council election, Thursday 2 May 2013

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These are the results from the County Council election on 2 May 2013 and the by-election in Old Hastings and Tressell on 9 July 2015.

Map of East Sussex, divided into electoral divisions

Key to parties

Blue: Conservative
20 seats
Yellow: Liberal Democrat
10 seats
Red: Labour
7 seats
Purple: UK Independence
7 seats
White: Independent
3 seats
Grey: No description
2 seats
Green: Green
0 seats
Teal: Labour and Co-operative
0 seats
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, 2 May 2013

  • People who can vote: 9,610.
  • Turnout: 34.2%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Bennett, Nick Conservative 1,272 38.8% Yes
Docker, Dan UK Independence 1,131 34.5% No
Serpell, Tom Labour 327 10% No
Watkins, Andy Liberal Democrat 552 16.8% No

Conservative win.

Ashdown & Conquest, 2 May 2013

  • People who can vote: 8,714.
  • Turnout: 30.5%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Burton, Paul Anthony Liberal Democrat 128 4.8% No
Murphy, Stuart Labour 619 23.3% No
Pragnell, Peter William Conservative 1,061 40% Yes
Thorogood, Doug UK Independence 846 31.9% No

Conservative win.

Baird & Ore, 2 May 2013

  • People who can vote: 7,302.
  • Turnout: 30.4%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Atkins, Liam Conservative 670 30.1% No
Davis, Will Green 78 3.5% No
Tudgay, Kate Liberal Democrat 68 3.1% No
Willard, Paul Christopher UK Independence 535 24.1% No
Wincott, Michael Labour 872 39.2% Yes

Labour win.

Battle & Crowhurst, 2 May 2013

  • People who can vote: 7,472.
  • Turnout: 34.9%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Doodes, Pam Conservative 621 23.8% No
Field, Kathryn Margaret Liberal Democrat 1,131 43.3% Yes
Foy, Tom UK Independence 606 23.2% No
MacPherson, Tim Labour 252 9.7% No

Liberal Democrat win.

Bexhill East, 2 May 2013

  • People who can vote: 7,633.
  • Turnout: 32.8%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Bastin, Geoffrey Bernard UK Independence 619 24.8% No
Bond, Vivienne Barbara Liberal Democrat 259 10.4% No
Clark, Charles Albert Independent 879 35.1% Yes
Coughlan, Philipa Jane Labour 272 10.9% No
Kenward, Martin John Conservative 472 18.9% No

Independent win.

Bexhill King Offa, 2 May 2013

  • People who can vote: 19,018.
  • Total possible votes: 38,036.
  • Turnout: 28%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Bearne, Alan Michael Labour 1,021 9.6% No
Clout, Yvonne Rosemary UK Independence 1,529 14.4% No
Courtel, Paul Charles Labour 952 8.9% No
Crotty, Andrew John Independent 723 6.8% No
Dixon, Tracy Ann Liberal Democrat 270 2.5% No
Ensor, Michael David Conservative 1,693 15.9% Yes
Hughes, Joy Conservative 1,445 13.6% No
Laybourne, Yolanda Frances Eileen Independent 895 8.4% No
Phillips, Michael Sheridan UK Independence 1,629 15.3% Yes
Wood, Stuart Liberal Democrat 497 4.7% No

Conservative/UK Independence win (one seat each).

Bexhill West, 2 May 2013

  • People who can vote: 7,839.
  • Turnout: 39.9%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Cleland, Yvonne Labour 169 5.4% No
Earl, Stuart Henry Independent 1,334 42.6% Yes
Hollingsworth, Nichollas Craig Conservative 812 26% No
Lovell, Alf UK Independence 720 23% No
Zipperlen, John Michael Liberal Democrat 93 3% No

Independent win.

Braybrooke & Castle, 2 May 2013

  • People who can vote: 8,231.
  • Turnout: 30.3%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Daniel, Godfrey Labour 1,396 56% Yes
Evans, Maya Anna Green 255 10.2% No
Lavender, Jay UK Independence 399 16% No
Lock, Matthew Julian Conservative 329 13.2% No
Rayment, Stewart Gregory Liberal Democrat 113 4.5% No

Labour win.

Brede Valley & Marsham, 2 May 2013

  • People who can vote: 7,383.
  • Turnout: 36.3%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Lee, Jonathan Paul Labour 503 18.8% No
Lewcock, Chris Liberal Democrat 142 5.3% No
Maynard, Carl Raymond Conservative 1,195 44.6% Yes
Stokes, Cliff UK Independence 837 31.3% No

Conservative win.

Buxted Maresfield, 2 May 2013

  • People who can vote: 8,767.
  • Turnout: 32.8%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Galley, Roy Conservative 1,478 51.4% Yes
Meredeen, Bruce Labour 243 8.5% No
Robards, Tony UK Independence 845 29.4% No
Whittle, Martha Amanda Liberal Democrat 309 10.7% No

Conservative win.

Central St. Leonards & Gensing, 2 May 2013

  • People who can vote: 8,462.
  • Turnout: 25.5%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Bossano, Maresa Green 228 10.5% No
Hopgood, Graham Paul Liberal Democrat 113 5.2% No
McIver, Michael David UK Independence 452 20.9% No
Waterfall, John Richard Conservative 349 16.1% No
Webb, Trevor Edward Labour 1,020 47.2% Yes

Labour win.

Chailey, 2 May 2013

  • People who can vote: 9,758.
  • Turnout: 36.2%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Adsett-Knutsen, George Labour 219 6.2% No
Large, Tam UK Independence 662 18.7% No
Luetchford, Alex Green 222 6.3% No
Osborne, Sarah Jane Liberal Democrat 812 23% No
Sheppard, Jim Conservative 1,621 45.8% Yes

Conservative win.

Crowborough, 2 May 2013

  • People who can vote: 16,653.
  • Total possible votes: 33,306.
  • Turnout: 26.8%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Clegg, Brendan Labour 469 5.3% No
Crampton, Anna-Marie UK Independence 1,157 13% No
Finch, Sonia Lucy UK Independence 1,127 12.6% No
Isted, Stephen Independent 1,189 13.3% No
Johnstone, Beverley Ann Liberal Democrat 340 3.8% No
Mason, Scott Harvey Green 325 3.6% No
Neeves, Dave Labour 393 4.4% No
Shaw, David Liberal Democrat 327 3.7% No
Stogdon, Richard Conservative 1,866 20.9% Yes
Tidy, Sylvia Mary Conservative 1,723 19.3% Yes

Conservative win (two seats).

Devonshire, 2 May 2013

  • People who can vote: 8,425.
  • Turnout: 27%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Gell, Keith Independent 48 2.1% No
Lacey, Bob UK Independence 638 28.1% No
Murdoch, Colin Conservative 322 14.2% No
Stonestreet, Gerry Labour 373 16.4% No
Wallis, Steve Liberal Democrat 893 39.3% Yes

Liberal Democrat win.

Forest Row, 2 May 2013

  • People who can vote: 9,040.
  • Turnout: 30.4%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Griffiths, Peter John UK Independence 795 28.9% No
Obbard, Keith David Green 433 15.7% No
O'Sullivan, Kevin Stephen Labour 158 5.7% No
Rycroft, Chris Liberal Democrat 269 9.8% No
Whetstone, Francis Conservative 1,095 39.8% Yes

Conservative win.

Framfield & Horam, 2 May 2013

  • People who can vote: 9,007.
  • Turnout: 32.2%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Dowling, Christopher David Conservative 1,415 48.8% Yes
Harker, Michael James Liberal Democrat 275 9.5% No
Rumbold, Elisabeth Margaret Labour 276 9.5% No
Shevill, Graham John UK Independence 935 32.2% No

Conservative win.

Hailsham & Herstmonceux, 2 May 2013

  • People who can vote: 17,266.
  • Total possible votes: 34,532.
  • Turnout: 27.2%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Bentley, Bill Conservative 1,859 19.8% Yes
Cross, Steven Harvey Labour 656 7% No
Holbrook, Paul Steven Liberal Democrat 660 7% No
Keeley, Laurence Victor UK Independence 1,892 20.2% Yes
McCarthy, Roger Francis Labour 532 5.7% No
Morgan, Graham David Liberal Democrat 493 5.3% No
Thomas, Roger Conservative 1,515 16.2% No
Younge, David UK Independence 1,769 18.9% No

Conservative/UK Independence win (one seat each).

Hampden Park, 2 May 2013

  • People who can vote: 7,412.
  • Turnout: 29.1%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Blanch, Mike Liberal Democrat 859 39.8% Yes
Brown, Paul Alan UK Independence 609 28.2% No
Howe, Simon Conservative 415 19.2% No
Richards, Paul Adrian Labour 277 12.8% No

Liberal Democrat win.

Heathfield, 2 May 2013

  • People who can vote: 8,225.
  • Turnout: 30.7%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Austen-White, Craig James Labour 265 10.5% No
Benson, Jim Liberal Democrat 206 8.2% No
Docker, Julie UK Independence 798 31.6% No
Simmons, Rupert Alexander James Conservative 1,253 49.7% Yes

Conservative win.

Hollington & Wishing Tree, 2 May 2013

  • People who can vote: 8,347.
  • Turnout: 26%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Barry, Nigel William Conservative 322 14.8% No
Burton, Vanessa Liberal Democrat 99 4.6% No
Pankhurst, Ken UK Independence 596 27.5% No
Scott, Phil Labour 1,152 53.1% Yes

Labour win.

Langney, 2 May 2013

  • People who can vote: 7,864.
  • Turnout: 28.5%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Comfort, Lee Labour 299 13.3% No
Jenkins, Gordon William Conservative 299 13.3% No
Kefallinos, Diane UK Independence 557 24.8% No
Shuttleworth, Alan Liberal Democrat 1,090 48.6% Yes

Liberal Democrat win.

Lewes, 2 May 2013

  • People who can vote: 8,874.
  • Turnout: 45.2%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Bell, Joyce Dixon Liberal Democrat 305 7.6% No
Burman, Roy Conservative 152 3.8% No
Edmunds, Donna UK Independence 231 5.8% No
O'Keeffe, Ruth Independent 2,385 59.5% Yes
Stirling, Alfie Green 592 14.8% No
Weiner, Gaby Labour 342 8.5% No

Independent win.

Maze Hill & West St. Leonards, 2 May 2013

  • People who can vote: 8,095.
  • Turnout: 29.9%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Evans, Sarah Frances Green 130 5.4% No
Forward, Kim Labour 861 35.6% Yes
Jary, Markham Laurance UK Independence 532 22% No
Lee, Rob Conservative 796 32.9% No
Tait, Sue Liberal Democrat 100 4.1% No

Labour win.

Meads, 2 May 2013

  • People who can vote: 8,062.
  • Turnout: 38.1%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Beckmann, Linda Elizabeth Liberal Democrat 510 16.6% No
Forsyth, Dorothy Green 169 5.5% No
Scard, Dennis Leslie Labour 279 9.1% No
Taylor, Barry Edward Conservative 1,261 41% Yes
Thornton, Alan Charles UK Independence 855 27.8% No

Conservative win.

Newhaven & Ouse Valley West, 2 May 2013

  • People who can vote: 8,286.
  • Turnout: 30.2%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Bradbury, Tony Conservative 540 21.6% No
Butler, Carla Jayne Liberal Democrat 784 31.3% Yes
Cork, George UK Independence 724 28.9% No
Price, Ashley Green 140 5.6% No
Woodling, Jan Labour 317 12.7% No

Liberal Democrat win.

Northern Rother, 2 May 2013

  • People who can vote: 8,242.
  • Turnout: 34.7%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Davies, Angharad Elizabeth Conservative 1,222 42.7% Yes
Gooding, Trevor Douglas UK Independence 824 28.8% No
Prochak, Sue Liberal Democrat 818 28.6% No

Conservative win.

Old Hastings & Tressell, 2 May 2013

  • People who can vote: 7,871.
  • Turnout: 27.8%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Birch, Jeremy Peter Labour 1,076 49.2% Yes
Dodwell, Christopher James Liberal Democrat 97 4.4% No
Hart, Sally-Ann Conservative 342 15.6% No
Phillips, Sally Green 182 8.3% No
Wallace, Peter Rendal UK Independence 492 22.5% No

Labour win.

Old Hastings and Tressell by-election, 9 July 2015

  • People who can vote: 7,551.
  • Turnout: 22.5%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
CHARMAN, Tania Labour 961 56.5% Yes
COOKE, Robert Conservative 368 21.6% No
NEEDHAM, Andrea Helen Green 149 8.8% No
NORTON, Sebastian UK Independence 174 10.2% No
RAYMENT, Stewart Gregory Liberal Democrat 48 2.8% No

Labour win.

Old Town, 2 May 2013

  • People who can vote: 8,370.
  • Turnout: 40.6%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Angel, Anne Conservative 1,054 31% No
Greaves, David UK Independence 613 18% No
Richards, Sarah Elizabeth Labour 275 8.1% No
Ungar, John Liberal Democrat 1,457 42.9% Yes

Liberal Democrat win.

Ouse Valley East, 2 May 2013

  • People who can vote: 7,661.
  • Turnout: 38.5%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Charlton, Peter UK Independence 934 31.6% Yes
Denis, Johnny Green 151 5.1% No
Foxwell, Roger Independent 486 16.5% No
Hopper, Trevor Hugh Labour 186 6.3% No
Robertson, Robbie Conservative 663 22.5% No
Saunders, Steve Liberal Democrat 532 18% No

UK Independence win.

Peacehaven & Telscombe Towns, 2 May 2013

  • People who can vote: 16,770.
  • Total possible votes: 33,540.
  • Turnout: 33.6%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Buchanan, Ian Verdun UK Independence 2,236 19.8% Yes
Carden, John Labour and Co-operative 1,119 9.9% No
Howson, Phil UK Independence 2,232 19.8% Yes
Livings, John Conservative 2,148 19% No
Rapley, Keith Joseph Green 199 1.8% No
Robinson, Christine Labour and Co-operative 1,116 9.9% No
Ross, Adrian Norman Green 207 1.8% No
Smith, Andy Conservative 2,027 18% No

UK Independence win (two seats).

Pevensey & Westham, 2 May 2013

  • People who can vote: 7,625.
  • Turnout: 32.7%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Freebody, Tony Graham Conservative 991 39.7% No
Hills, Rachel Liberal Democrat 136 5.5% No
Pursglove, Mike UK Independence 1,096 43.9% Yes
Slater, Robert Labour 272 10.9% No

UK Independence win.

Polegate, Willingdon & East Dean, 2 May 2013

  • People who can vote: 14,493.
  • Total possible votes: 28,986.
  • Turnout: 39.2%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Broadbent, Don Liberal Democrat 595 5.2% No
Goodwin, Bernie UK Independence 1,289 11.4% No
Goodwin, Maureen Joyce UK Independence 1,047 9.2% No
Mthobi, Alex Labour 230 2% No
Murray, Douglas Malcolm Conservative 1,099 9.7% No
Popek, Simon Jamie Nicholas Conservative 875 7.7% No
Shing, Daniel No description 2,793 24.6% Yes
Shing, Stephen No description 3,066 27% Yes
Slater, Rob Liberal Democrat 356 3.1% No

No description win (two seats).

Ratton, 2 May 2013

  • People who can vote: 7,759.
  • Turnout: 38.7%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Belsey, Colin Sidney Conservative 1,224 40.7% Yes
Grigg, Anne Labour 221 7.4% No
Stagnell, Roger UK Independence 881 29.3% No
Stanley, Neil David Aloysius Liberal Democrat 559 18.6% No
Sterenberg, Ann Christine Green 121 4% No

Conservative win.

Ringmer & Lewes Bridge, 2 May 2013

  • People who can vote: 9,060.
  • Turnout: 37.7%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Blair, Louis Robert Labour 326 9.5% No
Kent, Matt Independent 407 11.9% No
Murray, Susan Jean Green 298 8.7% No
St Pierre, Rosalyn Mary Liberal Democrat 1,103 32.3% Yes
Turner, Richard John Conservative 708 20.7% No
Wilson, Ian Patterson UK Independence 574 16.8% No

Liberal Democrat win.

Rother North West, 2 May 2013

  • People who can vote: 7,511.
  • Turnout: 32.8%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Barnes, John Conservative 1,158 47% Yes
Barrass, Steve Liberal Democrat 291 11.8% No
Husbands, Christopher T Labour 166 6.7% No
Nicholls, Don Green 170 6.9% No
Smith, Tony UK Independence 677 27.5% No

Conservative win.

Rye & Eastern Rother, 2 May 2013

  • People who can vote: 7,357.
  • Turnout: 36.2%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Glazier, Keith John Conservative 963 36.1% Yes
Hillier-Palmer, Peter Victor Liberal Democrat 171 6.4% No
McKenzie, Michael John UK Independence 884 33.2% No
Warren, Nick Labour 647 24.3% No

Conservative win.

Seaford Blatchington, 2 May 2013

  • People who can vote: 7,941.
  • Turnout: 35.3%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Franklin, Paul Lawrence Conservative 702 25.1% No
Lambert, Carolyn Liberal Democrat 900 32.1% Yes
Murray, Roger Green 133 4.7% No
Titford, Jeffrey William UK Independence 873 31.2% No
Wheeler, Agnes Ethel Labour 194 6.9% No

Liberal Democrat win.

Seaford Sutton, 2 May 2013

  • People who can vote: 7,507.
  • Turnout: 39.9%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Adeniji, Sam Conservative 927 30.9% No
Broome, Patti Green 133 4.4% No
Carstairs, Frank UK Independence 1,189 39.7% Yes
Hambly, Peter Stephen Labour 191 6.4% No
Hussain, Eleas Liberal Democrat 557 18.6% No

UK Independence win.

Sovereign, 2 May 2013

  • People who can vote: 9,255.
  • Turnout: 29.9%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Elkin, David Walter Conservative 1,086 39.2% Yes
Goude, Richard Huntley Labour 222 8% No
Harper, Robert UK Independence 930 33.6% No
Holt, Steve Liberal Democrat 531 19.2% No

Conservative win.

St. Anthony's, 2 May 2013

  • People who can vote: 8,439.
  • Turnout: 31.8%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Culshaw, Ian Derek Labour 199 7.4% No
Norris, Hugh James Patrick Green 76 2.8% No
Tutt, David Owen Liberal Democrat 1,304 48.6% Yes
Warner, Patrick Hugh Daniel Conservative 349 13% No
Woodley, Christine Ann UK Independence 757 28.2% No

Liberal Democrat win.

St. Helens & Silverhill, 2 May 2013

  • People who can vote: 7,538.
  • Turnout: 39.2%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Carey-Stuart, David Cecil Green 107 3.6% No
Hodges, John Alan Labour 1,206 40.8% Yes
Lock, Matthew Richard Conservative 990 33.5% No
Smith, Paul Roger Liberal Democrat 103 3.5% No
Willard, Kara UK Independence 550 18.6% No

Labour win.

Uckfield, 2 May 2013

  • People who can vote: 8,885.
  • Turnout: 32.3%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Dowling, Claire Barbara Conservative 928 32.3% Yes
Horlock, Christopher John Labour 298 10.4% No
Mayo, Mike UK Independence 764 26.6% No
Sparks, Paul John Liberal Democrat 880 30.7% No

Conservative win.

Upperton, 2 May 2013

  • People who can vote: 8,086.
  • Turnout: 37.5%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Liddiard, Tom Conservative 981 32.4% No
Quanstrom, Matthew Labour 235 7.8% No
Rodohan, Pat Liberal Democrat 1,225 40.4% Yes
Sheehan, Amanda Jane UK Independence 591 19.5% No

Liberal Democrat win.

Wadhurst, 2 May 2013

  • People who can vote: 9,487.
  • Turnout: 32.1%.
Candidate Party Votes % of votes Elected?
Barrass, Gavin Liberal Democrat 266 8.7% No
Harvest, Felicity Mary-Rose Labour 269 8.8% No
Kent, Jonathan Christopher Green 475 15.6% No
Standley, Bob Conservative 2,037 66.9% Yes

Conservative win.

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