Brighton and hove local elections

Brighton and Hove Unitary Council in England is elected every four years. Since the last boundary changes in 2003, 54 councillors have been elected from 21 wards.[1][2]

Political control

Since 1996 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[3]

Party in control Years
Labour 1996–2003
No overall control 2003 – present

Council elections

Overview

Year Conservative Green Labour Liberal Democrats Independent
2011 18 23 13 0 0
2007 26 12 13 2 1
2003 20 6 24 3 1
1999 23 3 44 5 3
[4][5]

By-election results

Overview

By-election Date Incumbent party Result
Wish 1 May 1997 Labour Labour
Hollingbury 24 July 1997 Labour Labour
Portslade South 7 May 1998 Labour Labour
Rottingdean 7 May 1998 Conservative Conservative
Tenantry 1 September 1999 Labour Labour
Goldsmid 7 June 2001 Conservative Labour
Patcham 11 April 2002 Conservative Conservative
Westdene 16 May 2002 Conservative Conservative
Hangleton and Knoll 7 October 2004 Labour Conservative
Regency 13 December 2007 Green Green
Goldsmid 23 July 2009 Conservative Green
St Peter's and North Laine 8 July 2010 Green Green
Westbourne 22 December 2011 Conservative Conservative
East Brighton 18 October 2012 Labour Labour
Hanover and Elm Grove 11 July 2013 Green Labour

1995–1999

Wish By-Election 1 May 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 2,054 43.5 -2.3
Conservative 1,771 37.5 -2.2
Hove Conservative 562 11.9 +11.9
Green 255 5.4 -0.8
Natural Law 84 1.8 +1.8
Majority 283 6.0
Turnout 4,726
Labour hold Swing
Hollingbury By-Election 24 July 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 1,131 60.8 -6.3
Conservative 432 23.2 +9.6
Green 101 5.4 -4.4
Independent 95 5.1 +5.1
Liberal Democrat 68 3.7 -5.7
Socialist Labour 32 1.7 +1.7
Majority 699 37.6
Turnout 1,859
Labour hold Swing
Portslade South ward By-Election 7 May 1998[6]

(resignation of Ivor Caplin following election as MP in 1997)

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Les Hamilton 1,290 62.5 +3.2
Conservative Ted Kemble 483 23.4 -2.7
Liberal Democrat Nigel Donovan 217 10.5 -0.6
Green Nigel Baker 74 3.6 +0.1
Majority 807 39.1
Turnout 1,990 30.0
Labour hold Swing
Rottingdean ward By-Election 7 May 1998[6]

(death of Cllr Shirley Wrigley)

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Smith 1,724 58.8 +6.1
Labour Mark Bunting 803 27.4 +3.8
Liberal Democrat Harold de Souza 319 10.9 -3.3
Green Peter Poole 84 2.9 -0.5
Majority 921 31.4
Turnout 2,930 38.0
Conservative hold Swing

1999–2003

Tenantry By-Election 30 September 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 789 51.9 -4.2
Conservative 383 25.2 +7.8
Green 147 9.7 -7.5
Independent 117 7.7 +7.7
Liberal Democrat 52 3.4 -6.0
Independent 33 2.2 +2.2
Majority 406 26.7
Turnout 1,521 19.5
Labour hold Swing
Goldsmid By-Election 7 June 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Vincent Meegan 1,690 37.0 -16.2
Conservative 1,640 35.9 +0.2
Liberal Democrat 577 12.6 +12.6
Green 481 10.5 -0.6
ProLife Alliance 119 2.6 +2.6
style="background-color: ; width: 5px;" | UKIP 57 1.2 +1.2
Majority 50 1.1
Turnout 4,564
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Patcham By-Election 11 April 2002[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brian Pidgeon 1,352 59.5 +4.3
Labour Elizabeth Stewart 463 20.5 -10.1
Liberal Democrat Trefor Hunter 336 14.9 +6.6
Green Elizabeth Wakefield 107 4.7 -0.9
Majority 889 39.0
Turnout 2,258 32.1
Conservative hold Swing
Westdene By-Election 16 May 2002[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ken Norman 1,347 55.5 +3.2
Labour Malcolm Prescott 645 26.6 -0.9
Liberal Democrat Don McBeth 234 9.6 +0.1
Green Richard Mallender 199 8.2 -2.5
Majority 702 28.9
Turnout 2,425 31.0
Conservative hold Swing

2003–2007

Hangleton and Knoll By-Election 7 October 2004[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dawn Barnett 1,535 42.1 +3.4
Labour Eddy Sears 1,165 32.0 -8.3
Liberal Democrat Mark Barnard 618 17.0 +8.8
Green Elizabeth Wakefield 170 4.7 -2.4
Independent Janet Berridge-Brown 156 4.3 +1.9
Majority 370 10.1
Turnout 3,644 35.3
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

2007–2011

Regency By-Election 13 December 2007[10][11]
(Resignation of Cllr. Hermionie Roy due to health grounds)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Jason Kitcat 749 41.6 +8.7
Conservative Robert Nemeth 397 22.1 +2.1
Labour Delia Forester 376 20.9 -0.6
Liberal Democrat Simon Doyle 148 8.2 -9.1
Independent Tony Davenport 130 7.2 -1.1
Majority 352 19.5
Turnout 1,800 23.0
Green hold Swing
Goldsmid By-Election 23 July 2009[12]
(Resignation of Cllr. Paul Lainchbury due to financial reasons)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Alexandra Phillips 1,456 38.5 +17.2
Conservative Andrew Wealls 1,104 29.1 +1.1
Labour Lis Telcs 816 21.6 -4.4
Liberal Democrat Howard Spencer 280 7.4 -7.8
style="background-color: ; width: 5px;" | UKIP Maria McCallum 129 3.4 +3.4
Majority 352 9.3
Turnout 3,792 32.9 -4.6
Green gain from Conservative Swing
St Peter's And North Laine By-Election 8 July 2010[13]
(Resignation of Keith Taylor due to election to European Parliament)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Lizzie Deane 1,816 56.8 +2.5%
Labour Tom French 880 27.5 +4.3%
Conservative Rob Buckwell 365 11.4 -0.7%
Liberal Democrat Trefor Hunter 103 3.2 -4.9%
Independent Gerald O’Brien 32 1.0 -1.3%
Majority 936 29.3 -1.8%
Turnout 3,196 24.1 -10%
Green hold Swing

2011–2015

Westbourne By-Election 22 December 2011[14]
(Resignation of Brian Oxley)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Graham Cox 1,027 39.3 +0.9
Labour Nigel Jenner 826 31.6 +2.2
Green Louisa Greenbaum 645 24.6 +0.1
Liberal Democrat Gareth Jones 45 1.7 -5.5
UKIP Paul Perrin 36 1.4 +1.4
TUSC Pip Tindall 20 0.8 +0.8
The European Citizens Party Susan Collard 13 0.5 -0.1
Majority 201 7.7
Turnout 2,612 35.0 -10.5%
Conservative hold Swing


East Brighton By-Election 18 October 2012[15]
(Resignation of Craig Turton)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Chaun Wilson 1596 56.1 +6.59
Conservative Joe Miller 531 18.6 -4.36
Green Carlie Nicole Goldsmith 456 16.0 -5.49
UKIP Sabiha Choudhury 148 5.2 +5.2
Liberal Democrat Dominic Felix Sokalski 59 2.1 -2.78
TUSC Jon Redford 55 1.9 +0.63
Majority 1,065 37.3
Turnout 2,857 26.2% -13.3%
Labour hold Swing


Hanover and Elm Grove By-Election 11 July 2013 (Resignation of Matt Follett)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Emma Daniel 1396 39.8 +8.00
Green David Stuart Gibson 1358 38.7 -14.43
Conservative Robert John Knight 275 7.8 -1.02
UKIP Patricia Ann Mountain 250 7.1 +7.13
TUSC Phil Clarke 172 4.9 +1.88
Liberal Democrat Lev Eakins 56 1.6 -1.56
Majority 38 1.1
Turnout 3,520 29.2%
Labour gain from Green Swing

References

  • By-election results

External links

  • Brighton & Hove Council
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