The 2022 Crawley Borough Council took place on 5 May 2022 to elect members of Crawley Borough Council. This is on the same day as other local elections. 12 of the 36 seats were up for election.[1]

Background

In its first election in 1973, Crawley was won by Labour. Their control of the council continued until 2006, when the Conservatives took control.[2] Labour regained the council in 2014, and this continued until the 2021 election, when the Conservatives became the largest party, although Labour continued to govern in coalition with an independent.[3] In that election, the Conservatives gained 1 seat with 48.6% of the vote, Labour lost one seat with 39.5%, and independents made no gains or losses with 0.9%.

The seats up for election in 2022 were last elected in 2019 due to boundary changes. In that election, Labour won 19 seats with 42.6%, and Conservatives won 17 with 42.6%.[4]

Previous council composition

After 2021 election Before 2022 election[5]
Party Seats Party Seats
Conservative 18 Conservative 18
Labour 17 Labour 16
Independent 1 Independent 1

Results

2022 Crawley Borough Council election
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Labour 7 +2 53.8 11 18 50.0 44
  Conservative 5 -1 38.5 12 17 47.2 42
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
  Independent 0 -1 0 0 0 0 <1
  Heritage 0 0 0 0 0 0 <1
  Reform UK 0 0 0 0 0 0 <1

Council composition after election

After 2022 election
Party Seats
Labour 18
Conservative 17

Results by ward

An asterisk indicates an incumbent councillor.

Bewbush and North Broadfield

Bewbush and North Broadfield[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sharmila Sivarajah 893 50.1
Conservative Jonathan Purdy 534 30.0
Green Holly Smith 224 12.6
Independent Robin Burnham 124 7.0
Independent Tan Bui 6 0.3
Majority 359 20.2
Turnout 1781
Labour gain from Independent Swing

This seat was won from an independent who had defected from Labour since his last election.

Broadfield

Broadfield[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tim Lunnon* 970 51.8
Conservative Valerie Knight 618 33.0
Liberal Democrats Parveen Khan 172 9.2
Heritage Carolina Morra 112 6.0
Majority 352 18.8
Turnout 1872 26
Labour hold Swing

Furnace Green

Furnace Green[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Hazel Hellier 870 49.7
Labour Jason Vine 676 38.6
Liberal Democrats Angharad Old 115 6.6
Reform UK Allan Griffiths 91 5.2
Majority 194 11.1
Turnout 1752
Conservative hold Swing

Ifield

Ifield[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jilly Hart 1,244 51.0 +13.0
Conservative Martin Stone 939 38.5 -7.0
Green Ines Manning 165 6.8 -5.1
Liberal Democrats Lawrence Mallinson 90 3.7 -0.9
Majority 305 12.5
Turnout 2,452 34.1
Labour hold Swing Increase10.0

Langley Green and Tushmore

Langley Green and Tushmore[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tahira Rana 798 51.0 +2.7
Conservative Tahir Ashraf 470 30.0 -9.7
Liberal Democrats Mike Sargent 180 11.5 -0.5
Green Iain Dickson 117 7.5 N/A
Majority 328 21.0
Turnout 1,584 26.1
Labour hold Swing Increase6.2

Maidenbower

Maidenbower[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jennifer Millar-Smith* 1,080 48.0 -14.8
Green Max Perry 629 28.0 +13.8
Labour Peter Smith 540 24.0 +1.0
Majority 451 20.0
Turnout 2,258 33.4
Conservative hold Swing Decrease14.3

Northgate and West Green

Northgate and West Green[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gurinder Jhans* 1,021 48.1 +5.3
Conservative Tony Johnson 747 35.2 -2.5
Green John Atherton 219 10.3 N/A
Liberal Democrats David Anderson 134 6.3 -2.0
Majority 274 12.9
Turnout 2,135 28.1
Labour hold Swing Increase3.9

Pound Hill North and Forge Wood

Pound Hill North and Forge Wood[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tina Belben* 1,071 53.7 -12.7
Labour Justin Russell 923 46.3 +12.7
Majority 148 7.4
Turnout 2,020 29.4
Conservative hold Swing Decrease12.7

Pound Hill South and Worth

Pound Hill South and Worth[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bob Lanzer* 1,214 54.6 -3.8
Labour Matthew Gaffar 748 33.6 +6.0
Green Cyril Gambrell 262 11.8 +1.0
Majority 466 21.0
Turnout 2,239 36.2
Conservative hold Swing Decrease4.9

Southgate

Southgate[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Yasmin Khan 1,094 46.6
Conservative Jan Tarrant 927 39.4
Liberal Democrats Andrew Eastman 185 7.9
Green Robin Fitton 144 6.1
Majority 167 7.1
Turnout 2350
Labour hold Swing

Three Bridges

Three Bridges[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen Pritchard 1,161 50.2
Conservative Craig Burke 866 37.5
Green Danielle Kail 153 6.6
Liberal Democrats Paul Taylor-Burr 131 5.7
Majority 295 12.8
Turnout 2311
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Tilgate

Tilgate[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Maureen Mwagale* 795 51.4
Labour Khayla Abu Mosa 752 48.6
Majority 43 2.8
Turnout 1547
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Election timetable in England". GOV.UK. Retrieved 30 April 2022.
  2. ^ "Crawley Borough Council Election Results 1973-2012" (PDF). Elections Centre. Retrieved 30 April 2022.
  3. ^ Koehler, Ingrid. "Who runs the councils in No Overall Control?". Local Government Information Unit. Retrieved 30 April 2022.
  4. ^ "Local Elections Archive Project - 2019 - Crawley". www.andrewteale.me.uk. Retrieved 6 May 2022.
  5. ^ "Your Councillors by Party". crawley.gov. Retrieved 30 April 2022.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "STATEMENT OF PERSONS NOMINATED AND NOTICE OF POLL" (PDF). Crawley Borough Council. Retrieved 30 April 2022.