2019 Chichester District Council election
← 2015 2 May 2019

All 36 seats to Chichester District Council
19 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Party Conservative Liberal Democrats
Seats before 38[a] 5[a]
Seats won 18 11
Seat change Decrease10[b] Increase7[b]
Popular vote 24,245 19,228
Percentage 41.6% 33.0%

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Map showing the results of the 2019 Chichester District Council elections by ward.

Council control before election

Conservative

Council control after election

No overall control

Elections to Chichester District Council in West Sussex, United Kingdom were held on 2 May 2019. The whole council was up for election and the Conservative Party had its majority wiped out.[1][2]

Boundary changes

In 2016, the Local Government Boundary Commission for England presented its proposed boundary changes for the Chichester District, following a three-month consultation with the public. This involved reducing the number of councillors from 48 to 36, and the number of wards from 29 to 21.[3]

Boundary changes in effect from May 2019
Old wards New wards
Chichester East Chichester Central
Chichester North
Chichester South
Chichester East Chichester East
Chichester North
Chichester North Chichester North
Chichester West
Chichester South Chichester South
Chichester East
Chichester West Chichester West
Chichester South
Easebourne Easebourne
Stedham*
Fernhurst Fernhurst
Plaistow*
Rogate*
Bury* Fittleworth
Petworth
Boxgrove* Goodwood
Lavant
Bosham* Harbour Villages
Donnington*
Fishbourne*
Southbourne
Harting Harting
Rogate*
Lavant Lavant
Funtington*
Petworth Loxwood
Plaistow*
Wisborough Green*
Midhurst Midhurst
Stedham*
North Mundham* North Mundham and Tangmere
Tangmere*
Sidlesham*
Petworth Petworth
Selsey South Selsey South
Selsey North*
Sidlesham* Sidlesham with Selsey North
Selsey North*
Southbourne Southbourne
East Wittering* The Witterings
West Wittering*
Westbourne Westbourne
Funtington*
* Abolished New creation

Election result

Chichester District Council Election Result 2019[4]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 18 1 11 Decrease10 50.00 41.61 24,245
  Liberal Democrats 10 7 0 Increase7 30.55 33.00 19,228
  Green 2 2 0 Increase3 5.56 8.37 4,878
  Labour 2 2 0 Increase2 5.56 6.63 3,864
  Local Alliance 2 2 0 Increase2 5.56 2.62 1,528
  Independent 1 0 3 Decrease3 2.77 4.07 2,374
  UKIP 0 0 0 Steady 0.00 2.72 1,582
  Patria 0 0 0 Steady 0.00 0.14 84
Total 36 58,262
18 11 2 2 2 1
Conservative Liberal Democrats Green Labour LA I

Ward results

Chichester Central (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Martyn John Bell 381 44.3
Liberal Democrats Anne Mary Dorothy Scicluna 353 40.1
Labour Malcolm Shepherd 108 12.5
Turnout 861 38.46
Conservative hold Swing
Chichester East (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kevin Garry Hughes 462 33.8
Labour Sarah Carol Lishman 441 32.3
Conservative Christopher Carl Spink 380 27.8
Conservative Jane Louise Kilby 355 26.0
Liberal Democrats John Francis Hughes 283 20.7
Green Pauline Gaskin 279 20.4
Liberal Democrats Michael Woolley 246 18.0
UKIP Terrence Leonard Walters 146 10.7
Turnout 1,387 30.99
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Chichester North (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Richard Edward Plowman 625 38.4
Conservative Anthony Peter Dignum 623 38.3
Conservative Peter John Budge 586 36.0
Liberal Democrats Julian Alexander Joy 560 34.4
Green Elizabeth Lucy Noble 490 30.1
Labour Theo Kent 219 13.5
Turnout 1,650 38.76
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Chichester South (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Sarah Mary Sharp 987 61.4
Green Heather Margaret Barrie 692 43.0
Conservative Jamie David Fitzjohn 324 20.1
Conservative Nigel Geoffrey Galloway 321 20.0
Liberal Democrats Angus Richard Bond 196 12.2
Labour Amanda Jane Atkinson 187 11.6
Labour Philip James Wilson 167 10.4
Liberal Democrats John Kentish Turbefield 160 10.0
Turnout 1,630 31.74
Green gain from Conservative Swing
Green gain from Conservative Swing
Chichester West (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Clare Margaret Mary Apel 1,139 55.8
Liberal Democrats John-Henry David Bowden 890 43.6
Conservative Simon Huw Peter Lloyd-Williams 538 26.3
Conservative Stephen Leon Hill 498 24.4
Labour James Douglas Hobson 228 11.2
Labour Aimie Jane Merrett 216 10.6
Independent Michael Clive Thorn 181 8.9
UKIP Michael Alan Hamilton Mason 177 8.7
Patria Andrew Emerson 84 4.1
Turnout 2,062 42.71
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Easebourne (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Erik Francis Hobbs 536 63.7
Liberal Democrats Alexander Gordon Motley 287 34.1
Turnout 841 35.93
Conservative hold Swing
Fernhurst (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Norma Dorothy Graves 969 56.5
Conservative Peter John Henry Wilding 922 53.8
Liberal Democrats John Derek Morton 690 40.2
UKIP Peter Hugh Pearce 227 13.2
Turnout 1,736 34.35
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Fittleworth (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alan James Franklin Sutton 661 66.8
Liberal Democrats Sean Anton Cemm 302 30.5
Turnout 990 38.70
Conservative hold Swing
Goodwood (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Henry Charles Potter 448 52.0
Green Philip Gerald Maber 212 24.6
Liberal Democrats Jack David Lovejoy 186 21.6
Turnout 861 34.75
Conservative hold Swing
Harbour Villages (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Adrian Geoffrey Frank Moss 1,739 52.0
Liberal Democrats David John Alwin Rodgers 1,247 37.3
Conservative Penelope Clare Plant 1,178 35.2
Liberal Democrats David Conrad Mackintosh 1,138 34.0
Conservative Andrew Charles Collins 1,107 33.1
Conservative Michael Brian Dicker 996 29.8
Green Michael John Neville 961 28.7
Labour Jane Anne Towers 329 9.8
Labour Stephen John Gough 256 7.6
Labour Jane Loveda Turton 235 7.0
Turnout 3,395 42.19
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Harting (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Kate Francesca Bacon O'Kelly 968 74.1
Conservative Lawrence Vere Tristram Abel 313 23.9
Turnout 1,307 45.22
Liberal Democrats gain from Independent Swing
Lavant (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Erroll Prior Palmer 531 58.4
Liberal Democrats Matthew John Leeming 266 29.2
Labour Gwendoline Jane Miles 94 10.3
Turnout 910 36.01
Conservative hold Swing
Loxwood (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Natalie Cecilia Hume 1,088 55.5
Liberal Democrats Gareth Benjamin Evans 938 47.8
Conservative Christian Nicholas Mahne 868 44.3
Conservative Christine Victoria Gibson-Pierce 781 39.8
Turnout 2,017 36.56
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Midhurst (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Gordon Valentine McAra 1,280 59.8
Liberal Democrats Judith Russell Fowler 666 31.1
Conservative Sally Veronica Watts 636 29.7
Conservative Nicholas Richard Donald Thomas 553 25.8
Liberal Democrats Caroline Lynda Annette Neville 335 15.7
Labour Margaret Rhona Guest 227 10.6
Turnout 2,150 38.21
Independent hold Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Independent Swing
North Mundham and Tangmere (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Simon John Oakley 798 51.0
Conservative Christopher Leslie William Page 691 44.2
Liberal Democrats David Betts 666 42.6
UKIP Andrew John Sheppard 289 18.5
Turnout 1,576 30.88
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Petworth (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Eileen Patricia Lintill 650 68.4
Liberal Democrats David Clifford Hares 172 26.5
Labour Jonathan Michael Rodell 107 11.3
Turnout 950 34.01
Conservative hold Swing
Selsey South (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Local Alliance Timothy Simon Charles Johnson 811 53.0
Conservative John William Evans Elliott 735 48.1
Conservative Peter Roger Barrow 513 33.6
Liberal Democrats Simon Scotland 265 17.3
Labour Bridget Ash 147 9.6
Labour Mark Andrew Farwell 127 8.3
Turnout 1,547 31.40
Local Alliance gain from Conservative
Conservative hold Swing
Sidlesham with Selsey North (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Local Alliance Donna Frances Johnson 717 49.4
Conservative Linda Caroline Purnell 648 44.6
Conservative Patricia Mary Tull 453 31.2
Green Lucinda Anne Gibson-House 436 30.0
Liberal Democrats Jane Mary Scotland 280 19.3
Turnout 1,462 30.90
Local Alliance gain from Conservative
Conservative hold Swing
Southbourne (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jonathan Andrew Brown 1,018 62.5
Liberal Democrats Tracie Patricia Bangert 884 54.2
Conservative Robert Hayes 674 41.3
Conservative Nigel Philip Hogben 492 30.2
Turnout 1,673
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
The Witterings (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Graeme Arthur Frederick Barrett 1,309 44.8
Conservative Elizabeth Angela Booth Hamilton 1,191 40.7
Conservative Susan Therese Taylor 1,003 34.3
Liberal Democrats Margaret Joanna Gormley 744 25.4
Liberal Democrats Susan Elizabeth Milnes 703 24.0
Green Stephanie Grace Carn 592 20.2
Independent Laurence Pocock 577 19.7
UKIP Jonathan Bowman 396 13.5
UKIP Maureen Patricia Hunt 347 11.9
Independent Martin John Silcocks 336 11.5
Labour Patrick Joseph O'Sullivan 314 10.7
Turnout 2,948 36.58
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Westbourne (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Roy Alan Briscoe 583 57.4
Green Ann Elizabeth Stewart 229 22.6
Liberal Democrats Claire Louise Power 194 19.1
Turnout 1,015 37.89
Conservative hold Swing

Notes and references

  1. ^ a b Based on pre-2019 boundaries.
  2. ^ a b Indicates boundary change—so this is a nominal figure.
  1. ^ "Election results: Tories lose three Sussex councils". BBC News. 3 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Tories lose overall control of Chichester District Council". Chichester Observer. 3 May 2019. Archived from the original on 3 May 2019. Retrieved 3 September 2019.
  3. ^ "Overview of draft recommendations for Chichester District Council" (PDF). Chichester City Council. 2016.
  4. ^ "District and Parish Election Results 2019". Chichester District Council. 2019.