Map of the results of the 2019 Epsom and Ewell Borough Council election. RAEE in pink, Labour in red, Liberal Democrats in orange, and Conservatives in blue.
Map of the results of the 2019 Epsom and Ewell Borough Council election. RAEE in pink, Labour in red, Liberal Democrats in orange, and Conservatives in blue.

Epsom and Ewell Borough Council is elected every four years. It is notable for its long-standing control by a Residents' Association rather than one of the national political parties.

Political control

For a summary of the political and administrative history before Epsom and Ewell Borough Council was formed in 1974 from Epsom and Ewell Metropolitan Borough, see Epsom and Ewell.

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Council elections

By-election results

Court By-Election 3 July 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 459 80.0 -0.4
Liberal Democrats 74 12.9 -7.5
Conservative 44 7.7 +7.7
Majority 385 67.1
Turnout 577 13.0
Labour hold Swing
Stamford By-Election 3 July 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Residents Association 566 44.8 -9.0
Liberal Democrats 523 41.4 +16.7
Labour 174 13.8 -7.8
Majority 43 3.4
Turnout 1,263 33.0
Residents Association hold Swing
College By-Election 30 October 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Julie Morris 481 44.1 +2.7
Residents Association 374 34.3 -24.3
Conservative Chris Heaton-Harris 182 16.7 +16.7
Labour 54 5.0 +5.0
Majority 107 9.8
Turnout 1,091 25.2
Liberal Democrats gain from Residents Association Swing
Woodcote By-Election 17 March 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Lionel Blackman 558 34.7 +4.1
Conservative Sean Sullivan 539 33.5 +1.8
Residents Association Christopher Frost 436 27.1 -5.0
Labour James Milne 74 4.6 -1.0
Majority 19 1.2
Turnout 1,607 39.3
Liberal Democrats gain from Residents Association Swing
Nonsuch By-Election 6 October 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Residents Association Christine Howells 539 65.0 -17.0
Conservative Patrick Matier 183 22.1 +22.1
Liberal Democrats Steve Dixon 95 11.5 -1.0
Labour Paul Anthony 12 1.4 -4.2
Majority 256 42.9
Turnout 829 19.8
Residents Association hold Swing
Town By-Election 30 March 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Julie Morris 438 39.2 -3.0
Residents Association Neil Dallen 373 33.4 +8.9
Conservative Anton Irvine 205 18.3 -4.1
Labour Katherine Chinn 102 9.1 -1.8
Majority 65 5.8
Turnout 1,118 25.6
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Stoneleigh By-Election 11 May 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Residents Association Sandra Sanger 597 41.5 -1.0
Conservative Christopher Muller 560 38.9 +0.1
Liberal Democrats James Dapre 209 14.5 +2.9
Labour William McGinniss 72 5.0 -2.1
Majority 37 2.6
Turnout 1,438 38.4
Residents Association gain from Conservative Swing
Ruxley By-Election 29 June 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Residents Association Michael Guest 313 36.0 -7.1
Conservative Stephen Pontin 292 33.6 +15.5
Labour James Milne 152 17.5 -11.6
Liberal Democrats Margaret Derrett 66 7.6 -2.1
UKIP Sheridan Wheeldon 46 5.3 +5.3
Majority 21 2.4
Turnout 869 19.5
Residents Association hold Swing
Court By-Election 26 February 2009[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sheila Carlson 377 33.0 +2.3
Liberal Democrats Julia Kirkland 343 30.0 -10.0
Conservative James Petit 281 24.6 +7.6
Residents Association Christine Beams 143 12.5 +0.2
Majority 34 3.0
Turnout 1,144 26.9
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Ruxley By-Election 26 February 2009[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Keen 564 51.3 +13.0
Residents Association Michael Guest 363 33.0 -11.7
Labour Andy Carlson 73 6.6 -2.6
Liberal Democrats Margaret Derritt 60 5.5 -2.2
UKIP Janet Taylor 40 3.6 +3.6
Majority 201 18.3
Turnout 1,101 24.5
Conservative gain from Residents Association Swing
Ruxley By-Election 15 February 2018[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Residents Association Alex Coley 398 37.2 -7.5
Conservative Stephen Pontin 340 31.8 -0.6
Labour Themba Msika 264 24.7 +10.5
Liberal Democrats Julia Kirkland 67 6.3 -2.4
Majority 58 5.4
Turnout 1,069 23.4
Residents Association hold Swing
Nonsuch By-Election 20 September 2018[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Residents Association Colin Keane 766 68.0 +9.0
Conservative Alastair Whitby 227 20.2 -5.5
Liberal Democrats Julian Freeman 92 8.2 -0.1
Labour Rosalind Godson 41 3.6 -3.5
Majority 539 47.9
Turnout 1,126 24.9
Residents Association hold Swing
Cuddington By-Election 23 September 2021[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Residents Association Graham Jones 585 56.0 -9.1
Labour Kevin Davies 207 19.8 +9.2
Conservative George Bushati 135 12.9 +1.2
Liberal Democrats Dan Brown 117 11.2 -1.5
Majority 378 36.2
Turnout 1,044 23.1
Residents Association hold Swing
  1. ^ The Borough of Epsom and Ewell (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1975
  2. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Greater London and Surrey (County and London Borough Boundaries) (No. 3) Order 1993. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  3. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Greater London and Surrey (County and London Borough Boundaries) Order 1994. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  4. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Greater London and Surrey (County and London Borough Boundaries) (Variation) Order 1995. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Epsom and Ewell (Electoral Changes) Order 1999. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  6. ^ "DECLARATION OF RESULT OF POLL COURT WARD" (PDF). Epsom and Ewell Borough Council. Retrieved 16 May 2022.
  7. ^ "DECLARATION OF RESULT OF POLL RUXLEY WARD" (PDF). Epsom and Ewell Borough Council. Retrieved 16 May 2022.
  8. ^ "Election of a Borough Councillor for Ruxley" (PDF). Epsom and Ewell Borough Council. Retrieved 16 May 2022.
  9. ^ "Election of a Borough Councillor for Nonsuch" (PDF). Epsom and Ewell Borough Council. Retrieved 16 May 2022.
  10. ^ "Election of a Borough Councillor for Cuddington" (PDF). Epsom and Ewell Borough Council. Retrieved 16 May 2022.