Chichester District Council in West Sussex, England is elected every four years. Since the last boundary changes in 2003, 48 councillors have been elected from 29 wards.[1]

Political control

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

Party in control Years
No overall control 1973–1976
Conservative 1976–1995
No overall control 1995–1999
Conservative 1999–2004
No overall control 2004–2006
Conservative 2006–2019
No overall control 2019
Conservative 2019–2020
No overall control 2020–present

Council elections

By-election results

1995–1999

Petworth By-Election 11 December 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 607 51.8 +7.5
Liberal Democrats 482 41.1 -14.6
Labour 65 5.5 +5.5
Independent 18 1.5 +1.5
Majority 125 10.7
Turnout 1,172
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Chichester East By-Election 7 May 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 673 50.2 -2.0
Conservative 425 31.7 +7.8
Labour 242 18.1 -5.8
Majority 248 18.5
Turnout 1,340
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Chichester South By-Election 7 May 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 688 56.3 +0.4
Conservative 341 27.9 +5.2
Labour 193 15.8 -5.6
Majority 347 28.4
Turnout 1,222
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

1999–2003

Fernhurst By-Election 24 January 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 595 66.0 +35.5
Conservative 249 27.6 -35.7
UKIP 57 6.3 +6.3
Majority 346 38.4
Turnout 901 35.4
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
West Wittering By-Election 22 August 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 418 51.7 -10.3
UKIP 186 23.0 +23.0
Liberal Democrats 159 19.7 -6.7
Labour 46 5.7 -5.9
Majority 232 28.7
Turnout 809 32.9
Conservative hold Swing

2003–2007

East Wittering By-Election 14 August 2003[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Keith Smith 427 35.8 +35.8
Liberal Democrats Simon Green 421 35.3 +2.7
Conservative Jane Chevis 231 19.4 -15.8
UKIP Roger Wilson 69 5.8 -4.2
Labour Patrick O'Sullivan 45 3.8 -11.1
Majority 6 0.5
Turnout 1,193 33.6
Independent gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Plaistow By-Election 14 August 2003[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul Mackey 471 52.6 -10.4
Liberal Democrats Raymond Cooper 363 40.5 +3.5
UKIP Vivienne Moran 62 6.9 +6.9
Majority 108 12.1
Turnout 896 24.2
Conservative hold Swing
Selsey North By-Election 30 September 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jacqueline Cook 485 35.3 +35.3
Conservative Nicholas Bromfield 414 30.1 -18.0
UKIP Bernard Smith 328 23.9 +3.7
Labour Ian Bell 147 10.7 -21.0
Majority 71 5.2
Turnout 1,374 28.5
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Chichester East By-Election 16 June 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Michael Denmead 611 62.1 +20.9
Conservative Stuart King 262 26.6 +7.4
UKIP James McCulloch 58 6.0 -9.6
BNP Andrew Emerson 52 5.3 +5.3
Majority 349 35.5
Turnout 983 17.4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Tangmere By-Election 18 May 2006[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brenda Esther Atlee 278 44.1 +2.9
Liberal Democrats Betty Rudkin 275 43.7 -8.4
BNP Andrew Emerson 41 6.5 +6.5
UKIP James McCulloch 22 3.5 +3.5
Labour Patrick Joseph O'Sullivan 14 2.2 -4.5
Majority 3 0.4
Turnout 630 36.0
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
West Wittering By-Election 20 July 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Justus Adriaan Pieter Montyn 868 57.5 +5.6
Independent David Hopson 330 21.9 +21.9
Liberal Democrats Roger Walter Tilbury 139 9.2 -9.9
BNP Andrew Emerson 123 8.2 +8.2
Labour Gordon Trevor Churchill 48 3.2 -2.7
Majority 538 35.6
Turnout 1,508 37.5
Conservative hold Swing

2007–2011

Bury By-Election 10 July 2008[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Francis Elliott 431 69.3 +14.0
Liberal Democrats David Hares 191 30.7 +30.7
Majority 240 38.6
Turnout 622 34.4
Conservative hold Swing
East Wittering By-Election 23 October 2008[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Graeme Barrett 410 40.3 +6.6
Liberal Democrats Mary Ellen Green 364 35.8 +7.0
BNP Andrew Emerson 125 12.3 +12.3
Labour Patrick Joseph O'Sullivan 69 6.8 -0.4
UKIP James McCulloch 49 4.8 +4.8
Majority 46 4.5
Turnout 1,017 25.1
Conservative hold Swing
Plaistow By-Election 5 February 2009[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Andrews 455 57.1 -21.0
Liberal Democrats Raymond Ernest John Cooper 342 42.9 +21.0
Majority 113 14.2
Turnout 797 21.3
Conservative hold Swing
Plaistow By-Election 11 February 2010[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Philippa Hardwick 504 57.7 -20.4
Liberal Democrats Ray Cooper 301 34.4 +12.5
BNP Andrew Emerson 69 7.9 +7.9
Majority 203 23.3
Turnout 874 23.3
Conservative hold Swing

2011–2015

Westbourne Ward by-election, 17 October 2013[15][16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mark Dunn 184 41.3
UKIP Alicia Ruth Denny 106 23.8
Green Thomas Brian French 85 19.1
Liberal Democrats Dr Phillip McDougall 68 15.2
Patria Andrew Emerson 3 0.6 +0.6
Majority 78 17.48
Turnout 446 24.06

References

  1. ^ "Councillors' Websites". Chichester District Council. Archived from the original on 14 June 2011. Retrieved 7 February 2010.
  2. ^ "Chichester". BBC News Online. Retrieved 7 February 2010.
  3. ^ The District of Chichester (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1977
  4. ^ The Arun and Chichester (Areas) Order 1985
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk – The Dorset, Hampshire, West Sussex and Wiltshire (County Boundaries) Order 1991. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  6. ^ legislation.gov.uk – The Surrey and West Sussex (County Boundaries) Order 1992. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  7. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 5 September 2009.
  8. ^ legislation.gov.uk – The District of Chichester (Electoral Changes) Order 2002. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
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  10. ^ "By Election Results 2006". Chichester District Council. Archived from the original on 14 June 2011. Retrieved 5 September 2009.
  11. ^ "Conservatives win Bury by-election". Chichester District Council. Archived from the original on 14 June 2011. Retrieved 20 July 2008.
  12. ^ "Conservative wins East Wittering by-election". Chichester District Council. Archived from the original on 29 September 2011. Retrieved 5 September 2009.
  13. ^ "Conservatives win Plaistow by-election". Chichester District Council. Archived from the original on 14 June 2011. Retrieved 5 September 2009.
  14. ^ "Conservatives win Plaistow by-election". Chichester District Council. 12 February 2010. Archived from the original on 14 June 2011. Retrieved 12 February 2010.
  15. ^ "Patria makes its mark – Patria".
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