Half of Hastings Borough Council in East Sussex, England is elected every two years, while before 2002 the council was elected by thirds. Since the last boundary changes in 2002, 32 councillors have been elected from 16 wards.[1] The Council has been held by Labour since 2010.[2]

Political control

Since the first election to the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[3]

Party in control Years
No overall control 1973 - 1976
Conservative 1976 - 1980
No overall control 1980 - 1996
Liberal Democrats 1996 - 1998
Labour 1998 - 2004
No overall control 2004 - 2006
Conservative 2006 - 2007
No overall control 2007 - 2010
Labour 2010–2022
No overall control 2022-present

Council elections

Election Con Lab Lib Grn Control Turnout Notes
1998 Hastings Borough Council election 1 18 13 0 Labour
1999 Hastings Borough Council election 2 18 12 0 Labour
2000 Hastings Borough Council election 6 18 8 0 Labour
2002 Hastings Borough Council election 10 21 1 0 Labour 32.0% New ward boundaries[5]
2004 Hastings Borough Council election 13 15 4 0 NOC 34.5%
2006 Hastings Borough Council election 17 10 5 0 Conservative 37.6%
2008 Hastings Borough Council election 15 13 3 0 NOC
2010 Hastings Borough Council election 14 16 1 0 Labour
2012 Hastings Borough Council election 9 23 0 0 Labour
2014 Hastings Borough Council election 8 24 0 0 Labour
2016 Hastings Borough Council election 8 24 0 0 Labour
2018 Hastings Borough Council election 8 24 0 0 Labour
2021 Hastings Borough Council election 12 19 0 1 Labour
2022 Hastings Borough Council election 12 15 0 5 NOC

Borough result maps

By-election results

1997-2001

Gensing By-Election 3 July 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 464 47.5 +5.4
Labour 326 33.4 +0.0
Conservative 104 10.6 -9.8
Liberal 82 8.4 +8.4
Majority 138 14.1
Turnout 976 27.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
St Helens By-Election 12 March 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 479 40.3 -11.9
Conservative 438 36.8 +12.5
Labour 272 22.9 -0.7
Majority 41 3.5
Turnout 1,189 25
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

2001-2005

Silverhill By-Election 7 June 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 918 44.6 +1.1
Conservative 670 32.6 +17.2
Liberal Democrats 469 22.8 -18.3
Majority 248 12.0
Turnout 2,057
Labour hold Swing
Conquest By-Election 19 June 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gladys Martin 504 37.6 -4.4
Liberal Democrats Colin Dormer 294 21.9 -0.7
Labour John Ward 274 20.4 -2.4
Independent Robert Harris 253 18.9 +6.4
Green Kevin Young 17 1.3 +1.3
Majority 210 15.7
Turnout 1,342 34.5
Conservative hold Swing

2005-2009

Gensing By-Election 3 May 2007[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Andrew Cartwright 516 34.2 +8.0
Conservative Simon Corello 475 31.5 -15.7
Liberal Democrats Tricia Kennelly 332 22.0 +2.2
Green Sally Phillips 92 6.1 -0.7
BNP John Martin 55 3.6 +3.6
UKIP Mick Turner 38 2.5 +2.5
Majority 41 2.7
Turnout 1,508 37.8
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Silverhill By-Election 3 May 2007[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bruce Dowling 555 39.2 +4.5
Conservative Matthew Lock 482 34.1 -9.1
Liberal Democrats Mike Howard 254 18.0 -4.1
BNP Nicholas Prince 84 5.9 +5.9
UKIP Diane Granger 40 2.8 +2.8
Majority 73 5.1
Turnout 1,415 41.9
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

2009-2013

St Helens By-Election 10 December 2009[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Simon Corello 609 40.7 -17.9
Labour Michael Ward 550 36.7 -12.5
Liberal Democrats John Tunbridge 210 14.0 -3.2
BNP Stephen Weir 93 6.2 +6.2
English Democrat Rod Bridger 36 2.4 +2.4
Majority 59 4.0
Turnout 1,498 37.4
Conservative hold Swing

2014-2019

Central St. Leonards By-Election 9 July 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Terry Dowling 481 44.0 -9.1
Conservative John Rankin 259 23.7 +10.9
Independent Clive Gross 184 16.8 +9.4
UKIP Kevin Hill 77 7.0 -8.8
Green Alan Dixon 75 6.9 -0.9
Liberal Democrats Susan Tait 17 1.6 -1.5
Majority 222 20.3
Turnout 993
Labour hold Swing
St. Helens By-Election 9 July 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Martin Clarke 663 43.5 +3.6
Labour Graham Crane 557 36.5 +2.1
Liberal Democrats Gary Spencer-Holmes 135 8.9 +5.0
UKIP Kenneth Pankhurst 120 7.9 -13.9
Green Christopher Petts 48 3.1 NA
Majority 106 7.0
Turnout 1523
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Council Structure". Hastings Borough Council. Archived from the original on 16 November 2009. Retrieved 11 December 2009.
  2. ^ "Election results". hastings.moderngov.co.uk. Hastings Borough Council. 17 April 2022.
  3. ^ "Hastings". BBC News Online. 19 April 2008. Retrieved 11 December 2009.
  4. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Hastings (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1978. Retrieved on 19 November 2015.
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Hastings (Electoral Changes) Order 2001. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Tories lose battle of Hastings". The Argus. 4 May 2007. Retrieved 11 December 2009.
  7. ^ "Tories hold St Helens". Sussex Express. 11 December 2009. Retrieved 11 December 2009.