Hove was a non-metropolitan district in East Sussex, England. It was abolished on 1 April 1997 and replaced by Brighton and Hove.
From the first election to the council in 1973 until its abolition in 1997 political control of the council was held by the following parties:
|Party in control||Years|
The last leader of the council, Ivor Caplin, who had led the council from 1995, went on to be the first deputy leader of the replacement authority, Brighton and Hove City Council, and was also elected as the Member of Parliament for the Hove constituency the month after the council's abolition.
|Ivor Caplin||Labour||12 May 1995||31 Mar 1997|