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The 1995 Horsham District Council election took place on 4 May 1995 to elect members of Horsham District Council in England.[1] It was held on the same day as other local elections. The Liberal Democrats gained control of the council from the Conservatives with a 3 seat majority. This was the first time ever the Conservative Party lost control of Horsham District Council since they first won overall control in 1976.

1995 Horsham District Council election

← [[1995 Horsham District Council election|1991]] 4 May 1995 1999 →

All 43 seats to Horsham District Council
22 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Liberal Democrats Conservative Independent
Seats won 24 17 2
Seat change Increase 11 Decrease 11 Steady

Council composition

Prior to the election, the composition of the council was:

33 6 2
Con LDem Ind

After the election, the composition of the council was:

24 17 2
LDem Con Ind

Results summary

1995 Horsham District Council election
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrats 24 11 0 Increase 11 55.8 46.2 27,912 +9.2
  Conservative 17 1 12 Decrease 11 39.5 41.6 25125 +0.1
  Independent 2 2 2 Steady 4.7 4.6 2,791 +0.0
  Labour 0 - - Steady 0.0 7.7 4,630 -8.1

Ward results

Billingshurst

Billingshurst
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Lawes G. 728 45.1
Liberal Democrats Baczkowski A. Ms. 615
Conservative Linney C. 491 30.4
Conservative Podger J. 459
Independent Longhurst K. 395 24.5
Turnout 33.2
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Bramber & Upper Beeding

Bramber & Upper Beeding
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Campbell J. M Ms. Unopposed
Conservative Williams S. Unopposed
Turnout N/A
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Conservative gain from Independent Swing

Broadbridge Heath

Broadbridge Heath
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Horner S. Ms. 634 77.3 +15.4
Conservative Ronaasen V. Ms. 186 22.7 -7.4
Turnout 36.4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Chanctonbury

Chanctonbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jenkins E. 686 51.1 -2.0
Liberal Democrats Parker C. 656 48.9 +2.0
Conservative Ellis Y. Ms. 618
Liberal Democrats Stevens R. 589
Turnout 37.6
Conservative hold Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Cowfold

Cowfold
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Capo-Bianco S. Ms. 452 63.8
Liberal Democrats Holden E. 257 36.2
Turnout 35.6
Conservative hold Swing

Denne

Denne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Banyard L. Ms. 908 42.4 -8.6
Conservative Charles J. 879
Conservative Collins M. 877
Liberal Democrats Miles N. Ms. 831 38.8 +11.3
Liberal Democrats Lingwood S. Ms. 802
Liberal Democrats Pollard P. 753
Labour Thurston J. Ms. 402 18.8 -2.7
Labour Macdonald K. 399
Turnout 38.7
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Forest

Forest
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Newman D. 1,004 48.6 +3.5
Liberal Democrats Rutherford P. Ms. 989
Liberal Democrats Hyett J. Ms. 961
Conservative Hordern A. 733 35.5 -6.3
Conservative Povey J. 687
Conservative Wilkinson F. 635
Labour Black D. Ms. 329 15.9 +2.8
Labour Uwins S. 296
Turnout 38.7
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Henfield

Henfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Matthews S. Ms. 1,065 46.9
Conservative Marsh J. 844 37.2
Conservative Howard M. 771
Liberal Democrats Clausen R. Ms. 362 15.9
Liberal Democrats Price L. 329
Turnout 41.4
Independent gain from Independent Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Holbrook

Holbrook
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Dale S. Ms. 905 43.4 -4.4
Liberal Democrats Millson A. 840
Conservative Darby E. Ms. 773 37.1 -10.7
Conservative Godwin G. 771
Labour Chapman R. 408 19.6 -8.9
Labour Harper J. Ms. 353
Turnout 33.1
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Itchingfield & Shipley

Itchingfield & Shipley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Vickers C. Ms. 466 62.2 -5.2
Liberal Democrats Baker J. Ms. 283 37.8 +37.8
Turnout 37.3
Conservative hold Swing

Nuthurst

Nuthurst
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mortlock M. Ms. 444 63.8
Liberal Democrats Brundish D. 252 36.2
Turnout 53.3
Conservative hold Swing

Pulborough & Coldwatham

Pulborough & Coldwatham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Copeman G. 846 62.3
Conservative Howarth J. 839
Liberal Democrats French M. 512 37.7
Liberal Democrats Hughes A. 422
Turnout 35.1
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Riverside

Riverside
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Sully C. Ms. 1,246 50.6 +1.8
Liberal Democrats Clarke P. Ms. 1,225
Liberal Democrats Howell J. 1,154
Conservative Watson B. 800 32.5 -1.6
Conservative John P. 757
Labour Burton G. 415 16.9 +4.1
Labour Burton A. Ms. 385
Turnout 38.1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Roffey North

Roffey North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Price B. Ms. 884 47.1
Liberal Democrats Owen E. 795
Conservative Hilliard D. 647 34.5
Conservative Ramsey V. 538
Labour Baughan R. 346 18.4
Labour Gillians E. 274
Turnout 38.5
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Rudgwick

Rudgwick
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Niven L. Ms. 469 67.7 +11.7
Liberal Democrats Allen J. Ms. 224 32.3 -11.7
Turnout 36.8
Conservative hold Swing

Rusper

Rusper
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kitchen E. Ms. 477 71.7
Liberal Democrats Abrahams N. 188 28.3
Turnout 36.6
Conservative hold Swing

Slinfold

Slinfold
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Chisholm A. 342 70.7 +21.8
Conservative Vanden Bergh S. 142 29.3 -7.2
Turnout 37.8
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Southwater

Southwater
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Stainton J. Ms. 1,280 57.5 +1.2
Liberal Democrats Stainton P. 1,229
Conservative Lockwood W. 948 42.5 +10.1
Turnout 40.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Steyning

Steyning
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Cockman G. 1,063 37.6 +37.6
Conservative Lee S. Ms. 885 31.3 -13.6
Liberal Democrats Taylor F. 879 31.1 -3.6
Conservative Ward M. Ms. 729
Turnout 42.1
Independent gain from Conservative Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Storrington

Storrington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Brain J. Ms. 786 48.5 -5.1
Liberal Democrats Walker L. 697
Conservative Pope J. 565 34.9 -11.5
Conservative Riches W. 486
Independent Parminter K. 268 16.6 +16.6
Turnout 40.3
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Sullington

Sullington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Banks D. 530 70.7 -0.3
Conservative Goodfellow J. 220 29.3 +0.3
Turnout 50.5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Trafalgar

Trafalgar
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Chapman N. 1,118 50.5 +25.2
Liberal Democrats Costin C. Ms. 1,068
Liberal Democrats Crosbie L. 1,021
Conservative Smith J. Ms. 793 35.8 -11.4
Conservative Howes D. 776
Conservative Miller M. Ms. 770
Labour Dumbrill D. Ms. 304 13.7 -2.8
Labour Gale S. 278
Turnout 51.1
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Warnham

Warnham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Burnham J. Ms. 417 59.0
Labour Ward G. 192 27.2
Liberal Democrats Pearce T. 98 13.9
Turnout 51.8
Conservative hold Swing

West Chiltington

West Chiltington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jackson M. 784 73.2
Liberal Democrats Stoneley L. Ms. 287 26.8
Turnout 38.9
Conservative hold Swing

West Grinstead

West Grinstead
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative McKenzie E. Ms. 557 59.1
Labour Mallinson J. 249 26.4
Liberal Democrats Horner P. 137 14.5
Turnout 44.1
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ Colin Rallings; Michael Thrasher (26 February 2013). "Horsham District Council Election Results 1973-2011" (PDF). Retrieved 9 June 2020.