The 2022 Hastings Borough Council election will take place on 5 May 2022 to elect members of Hastings Borough Council. This is on the same day as other local elections. 16 of the 32 seats will be up for election.[1]

Background

Since its creation in 1973, Hastings has been under the control of all 3 major parties. The council was under no overall control until 1976, when the Conservatives won the council, before reverting to no overall control in 1980. The Liberal Democrats won the council briefly from 1996 to 1998, a period which also saw the Conservatives lose representation on the council.[2] Labour controlled the council from 1998 to 2004. The Conservatives briefly held the council from 2006 to 2008, before Labour regained it in 2010.[2] In the 2021 election, the Conservatives gained 4 with 40.7% of the vote, Labour lost 5 with 37.6%, and the Green Party gained their first seat on the council with 16.3%.[3]

The seats up for election this year were last elected in 2018. In that election, no net gains or losses were made, and Labour achieved 48.6% of the vote, the Conservatives 31.3%, and the Green Party 10.8%.

Previous council composition

After 2021 election Before 2022 election[4]
Party Seats Party Seats
Labour 19 Labour 18
Conservative 12 Conservative 12
Green 1 Green 2

Changes:

Results

2022 Hastings Borough Council election
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Communist
  Conservative
  Green
  Labour
  Liberal Democrats

Results by ward

An asterisk indicates an incumbent councillor.

Ashdown

Ashdown[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Edwards*
Labour Jane Hartley
Green Andrea Needham
Liberal Democrats Nick Perry
Majority
Turnout

Baird

Baird[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Hannah Fisher
Green Dan Hope
Liberal Democrats Emlyn Jones
Labour Mike Turner*
Majority
Turnout

Braybrooke

Braybrooke[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Craig Andrew
Liberal Democrats Veronica Chessell
Communist Nicholas Davies
Labour Margi O'Callaghan
Green Sally Phillips
Majority
Turnout

Castle

Castle[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sue Clarke
Green Becca Horn
Labour Judy Rogers*
Liberal Democrats Jonathan Stoodley
Majority
Turnout

Central St Leonards

Central St Leonards[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Tony Collins
Labour Ruby Cox*
Liberal Democrats Steve Milton
Conservative Mus Samadi
Majority
Turnout

Conquest

Conquest[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Gabriel Carlyle
Labour Kenan Hakko
Conservative John Rankin*
Liberal Democrats Robert Wakeford
Majority
Turnout

Gensing

Gensing[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kim Forward*
Green Amanda Jobson
Conservative Chris Meaden
Liberal Democrats Susan Stoodley
Majority
Turnout

Hollington

Hollington[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Barnett*
Green Tracey Lord
Conservative Stuart Murphy
Majority
Turnout

Maze Hill

Maze Hill[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Justin Greenland
Liberal Democrats Terry Keen
Green Beccy McCray
Conservative Andy Patmore*
Majority
Turnout

Old Hastings

Old Hastings[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour James Bacon*
Conservative Kim Hollis
Green Benjamin Pacey
Majority
Turnout

Ore

Ore[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Hollis
Green Gary Rolfe
Labour Simon Willis
Majority
Turnout

Silverhill

Silverhill[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Dave Carey-Stuart
Conservative Sophie De-Roe
Liberal Democrats Lee Grant
Labour Nigel Sinden*
Majority
Turnout

St Helens

St Helens[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Andy Batsford*
Green Lucy Brennan
Liberal Democrats Bob Lloyd
Conservative Laurie Loe
Majority
Turnout

Tressell

Tressell[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Liam Crowter
Green Glenn Haffenden
Conservative Judith Sillem
Majority
Turnout

West St Leonards

West St Leonards[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Matthew Beaver*
Green Sherry Clark
Labour Christopher Munn
Liberal Democrats Stewart Rayment
Majority
Turnout

Wishing Tree

Wishing Tree[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Cannan
Green Stephanie Fawbert
Conservative Roger Streeten
Majority
Turnout

References

  1. ^ "Election timetable in England". GOV.UK. Retrieved 17 April 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Hastings Borough Council Election Results 1973-2012" (PDF). Elections Centre. Retrieved 18 April 2022.
  3. ^ "Election results by party, 6 May 2021". Hastings Borough Council. 6 May 2021. Retrieved 18 April 2022.
  4. ^ "My Councillors by Party". hastings.gov. Retrieved 17 April 2022.
  5. ^ "Claire Carr Defects to Greens". Hastings Independent Press. 10 December 2021. Retrieved 17 April 2022.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Statement of Persons Nominated" (PDF). Hastings Borough Council. Retrieved 17 April 2022.