Half of Adur District Council in West Sussex, England is elected every two years. Until 2003, the council was elected by thirds. Since the last boundary changes in 2004, 29 councillors have been elected from 14 wards.[1]

Political control

Since the foundation of the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2]

Party in control Years
No overall control 1973 - 1979
Conservative 1979 - 1980
SDP-Liberal Alliance 1980 - 1988
Liberal Democrats 1988 - 1999
No overall control 1999 - 2002
Conservative 2002–present

Council elections

District result maps

By-election results

1997-2001

Cokeham By-Election 1 May 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 967 37.5 -2.4
Labour 821 31.8 -14.9
Conservative 790 30.6 +17.2
Majority 146 5.7
Turnout 2,578
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Southwick Green By-Election 1 May 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 1,066 38.3 -20.5
Conservative 1,062 38.2 +15.5
Labour 652 23.5 +4.9
Majority 4 0.1
Turnout 2,780
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Widewater By-Election 1 May 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 1,192 39.3 +7.6
Liberal Democrats 924 30.5 -7.2
Labour 916 30.2 -0.4
Majority 268 8.8
Turnout 3,032
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Peverel By-Election 2 July 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 425 35.6 -4.5
Liberal Democrats 423 35.4 -10.1
Labour 346 29.0 +14.7
Majority 2 0.2
Turnout 1,194
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Widewater By-Election 24 June 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 738 50.3 +10.4
Labour 589 40.2 -4.7
Liberal Democrats 139 9.5 -5.7
Majority 149 10.1
Turnout 1,466 34.6
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

2001-2005

Manor By-Election 7 June 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Angela Mills 886 41.9 +3.1
Liberal Democrats Shirely Rance 802 38.0 -10.9
Labour Ronald Horne 425 21.1 -7.8
Majority 84 3.9
Turnout 2,113 64.0
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Peverel By-Election 7 June 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew McGregor 761 40.0 -1.5
Liberal Democrats Barrie Marler 617 32.4 +2.7
Labour Jeanette White 525 27.6 -1.2
Majority 144 7.6
Turnout 1,903 60.7
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Southwick Green By-Election 7 June 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Iris Hayward 895 38.9 -0.6
Liberal Democrats Anthony Stuart 720 31.3 -1.3
Labour Teana Ashley 686 29.8 +2.0
Majority 175 7.6
Turnout 2,301 61.1
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Churchill By-Election 20 February 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sara Hall 368 50.5 -5.9
Liberal Democrats Roy Gibson 213 29.2 +29.2
Labour Ann Bridges 148 20.3 -12.4
Majority 155 21.3
Turnout 729 18.8
Conservative hold Swing

2005-2009

Marine By-Election 5 May 2005[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Keith Fayers-Morrisey 1,190 62.3
Liberal Democrats Doris Martin 404 21.2
Labour Daniel Yates 316 16.5
Majority 786 41.1
Turnout 1,910 64.0
Independent hold Swing
Hillside By-Election 14 September 2006[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Angus Dunn 445 59.1 -0.2
Liberal Democrats Clive Connor 184 24.4 +2.7
Labour Barry Thompson 124 16.5 -2.5
Majority 261 34.7
Turnout 753 22.0
Conservative hold Swing

2009-2013

Cokeham By-Election, 18 October 2011[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nicholas Pigott 288 39.6 -15.6
Labour Barry Mear 282 38.8 +13.6
UKIP David Bamber 91 12.5 +12.5
Green Jennie Tindall 35 4.8 +4.8
Liberal Democrats Cyril Cannings 31 4.3 -15.3
Majority 6 0.8 -29.2
Turnout 730 21.4 -9.6
Conservative hold Swing -14.6
Southlands By-Election, 2 May 2013[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP Paul Graysmark 354 39.9 +24.8
Labour Andy Bray 254 28.6 -8.5
Conservative Vicky Parkin 228 25.7 -12.3
Liberal Democrats Cyril Cannings 51 5.7 -4.1
Majority 100 11.3
Turnout 887
UKIP gain from Conservative Swing

Paul Graysmark was elected in 2012 for the Conservatives; he resigned to seek re-election as a UKIP candidate.

2014-2018

St Mary's By-Election, 5 December 2014[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen Chipp 340 38.4 +1.3
Labour Irene Reed 223 25.2 +2.6
UKIP Jenny Greig 216 24.4 +3.3
Green Jennie Tindall 106 12.0 -0.7
Majority 117 13.2
Turnout 885
Conservative hold Swing
Mash Barn By-Election, 5 October 2017[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lee Cowen 490 49.3 +29.7
Conservative Jack Howard 384 38.6 +16.0
Liberal Democrats Doris Martin 89 9.0 -6.5
Green Paul Hendy 31 3.1 +3.1
Majority 106 10.7
Turnout 994
Labour gain from UKIP Swing
Southlands By-Election, 11 October 2018[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Debs Stainforth 448 45.9 +4.1
Green Andrew Bradbury 395 40.5 +34.9
Conservative Tony Nicklen 132 13.5 -27.2
Majority 53 5.4
Turnout 975
Labour gain from UKIP Swing

2019-2023

Hillside By-Election, 2 December 2021[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Leila Williams 414 56.2
Green Russell Whiting 175 23.7
Labour Rebecca Allinson 148 20.1
Majority 239 32.4
Turnout 737
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Your councillors". Adur District Council. Retrieved 21 October 2009.
  2. ^ "Adur". BBC News Online. 19 April 2008. Retrieved 21 October 2009.
  3. ^ The District of Adur (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1978
  4. ^ The Adur, Arun and Worthing (Areas) Order 1985
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The East Sussex, West Sussex and Kent (County Boundaries) Order 1992. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  6. ^ "Adur". * BBC News Online. Retrieved 3 May 2008.
  7. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of Adur (Electoral Changes) Order 2002. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  8. ^ "Marine ward by-election" (PDF). Adur District Council. Retrieved 26 July 2011.
  9. ^ "Welsh council victory for Labour". guardian.co.uk. 15 September 2006. Retrieved 21 October 2009.
  10. ^ "Declaration of Result: Cokeham Ward By Election" (PDF). Adur District Council. 18 October 2011. Retrieved 19 October 2011.
  11. ^ "Local Elections Archive Project — Southlands Ward". www.andrewteale.me.uk. Retrieved 21 April 2022.
  12. ^ "Local Elections Archive Project — St Mary's Ward". www.andrewteale.me.uk. Retrieved 21 April 2022.
  13. ^ "Local Elections Archive Project — Mash Barn Ward". www.andrewteale.me.uk. Retrieved 21 April 2022.
  14. ^ "Local Elections Archive Project — Southlands Ward". www.andrewteale.me.uk. Retrieved 21 April 2022.
  15. ^ "Local Elections Archive Project — Hillside Ward". www.andrewteale.me.uk. Retrieved 21 April 2022.