The 1999 Wealden District Council election took place on 6 May 1999 to elect members of Wealden District Council in East Sussex, England. The whole council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.[1]

Election result

Overall turnout at the election was 33.5%.[2]

Wealden local election result 1999[3]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 34 +3 58.6
  Liberal Democrats 22 -1 37.9
  Independent 2 -2 3.4

By-elections between 1999 and 2003

Heathfield

Heathfield By-Election 7 June 2001[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 1,966 56.0 +4.2
Liberal Democrats 1,259 35.9 +1.8
Independent 284 8.1 +8.1
Majority 707 20.1
Turnout 3,509
Conservative hold Swing

Uckfield (2 seats)

A by-election was held in Uckfield on 29 November 2001 for 2 seats on the council,[5] following the 2 Liberal Democrat councillors, Mike and Gill Skinner, resigning from the council in September after moving from the county.[6] The Conservatives gained both seats, with the wife of the chairman of the council, Silvia Buck, being one of the successful candidates.[5]

Uckfield By-Election 29 November 2001 (2)[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Geoffrey Sampson 702
Conservative Silvia Buck 685
Liberal Democrats Anthony Parker 551
Liberal Democrats Michael Hakiel 547
Labour Duncan Bennett 284
Labour Ian Smith 244
Turnout 3,013 14.4
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Herstmonceux

A by-election was held in Herstmonceux on 4 April 2002 after the death of Conservative councillor Brian Jarman.[8] Conservative Andrew Long held the seat for the party with a majority of 202.[8]

Herstmonceux By-Election 4 April 2002[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Long 596 60.2 -3.8
Liberal Democrats Graham Love 394 39.8 +3.8
Majority 202 20.4
Turnout 990 30.7
Conservative hold Swing

Uckfield

A by-election was held in Uckfield on 27 June 2002 for one of the two seats that had been previously contested in a by-election in November 2001,[9] as Conservative councillor Geoffrey Sampson resigned from the council in May 2002 after a controversial article on racism.[10][11] The Liberal Democrats gained the seat back from the Conservatives.[9]

Uckfield By-Election 27 June 2002[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Anthony Parker 1,162 47.8 +7.3
Conservative Stanley French 914 37.6 +8.7
Labour Duncan Bennett 356 14.6 -0.2
Majority 248 10.2
Turnout 2,432 22.9
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

References

  1. ^ "Wealden". BBC News Online. Retrieved 22 December 2011.
  2. ^ "Tories keep control". Sussex Express. 8 May 2003. Archived from the original on 1 June 2012. Retrieved 23 December 2011.
  3. ^ "How the nations voted". The Times. 8 May 1999. p. 48.
  4. ^ "Local Authority Byelection Results". Archived from the original on 29 March 2010. Retrieved 22 December 2011.
  5. ^ a b "Labour regains Burnley". guardian.co.uk. 30 November 2001. Retrieved 22 December 2011.
  6. ^ "Election date set". The Argus. 7 November 2001. Retrieved 22 December 2011.
  7. ^ a b c "Election Results". Wealden District Council. Archived from the original on 14 November 2011. Retrieved 22 December 2011.
  8. ^ a b "Tories win by-election". The Argus. 5 April 2002. Retrieved 22 December 2011.
  9. ^ a b "East Enders desert BNP". guardian.co.uk. 28 June 2002. Retrieved 22 December 2011.
  10. ^ "Councillor quits in racism storm". Sussex Express. 16 May 2002. Retrieved 22 December 2011.
  11. ^ "Race row councillor resigns". BBC News Online. 13 May 2002. Retrieved 22 December 2011.