The 2015 Wealden District Council election took place on 7 May 2015 to elect members of the Wealden District Council in England.[1] It was held on the same day as other local elections.

Results

Weladen council seats.svg
  Conservative: 49 seats
  Independent Democrat: 4 seats
  Independent: 1 seat
  Liberal Democrat: 1 seat

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By-elections between 2015 and 2019

Hellingly

A by-election was held in Hellingly on 29 October 2015 after the resignation of Conservative councillor Paul Soane, who stood in the by-election as an independent. The seat was gained by Liberal Democrats candidate David White.

Hellingly by-election 29 October 2015[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats David White 875 69.9 +34.9
Conservative Alex Willis 222 17.7 -30.4
Independent Paul Soane 154 12.3 +12.3
Majority 653 52.2
Turnout 1,251
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Crowborough East

A by-election was held in Crowborough East on 21 January 2016 after the death of Conservative councillor Peter Cowie.[4] The seat was won by Conservative candidate Philip Lunn.

Crowborough East by-election 21 January 2016[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Philip Lunn 517 64.0 -1.3
Liberal Democrats Jane Clark 198 24.5 -10.2
Labour Linda Scotson 93 11.5 +11.5
Majority 319 39.5
Turnout 808
Conservative hold Swing

Chiddingly and East Hoathly

A by-election was held in Chiddingly and East Hoathly on 20 July 2017 after the disqualification of Conservative councillor Barby Dashwood-Morris due to non-attendance.[6] The seat was won by Conservative candidate David Watts.

Crowborough East by-election 20 July 2017[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Watts 349 53.4 -11.2
Labour Tony Fielding 185 28.3 +9.4
Liberal Democrats Paul Holbrook 120 18.3 +18.3
Majority 164 25.1
Turnout 654
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Upcoming elections & referendums". The Electoral Commission. Archived from the original on 15 March 2015. Retrieved 30 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Wealden Council: Your Councillers".
  3. ^ "Local Elections Archive Project — Hellingly Ward". www.andrewteale.me.uk. Retrieved 5 June 2022.
  4. ^ "Tributes to former Crowborough Mayor Councillor Peter Cowie who helped bring Community Centre to fruition". Crowborough Life. 4 November 2015. Retrieved 5 June 2022.
  5. ^ "Local Elections Archive Project — Crowborough East Ward". www.andrewteale.me.uk. Retrieved 5 June 2022.
  6. ^ "Ex-planning boss Barby Dashwood-Morris made to leave post". BBC News. 24 May 2017. Retrieved 5 June 2022.
  7. ^ "Local Elections Archive Project — Crowborough East Ward". www.andrewteale.me.uk. Retrieved 5 June 2022.