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Hove was a non-metropolitan district in East Sussex, England. It was abolished on 1 April 1997 and replaced by Brighton and Hove.

Political control

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:[1]

Party in control Years
Conservative 1973–1995
Labour 1995–1997


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.

Councillor Party From To
Ivor Caplin[2] Labour 12 May 1995 31 Mar 1997

Council elections

Borough result maps

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By-election results

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  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  2. ^ Murray, Ian (13 May 1995). "Labour puts policy before pomp in Hove". The Times. London. p. 10.
  3. ^ - The Borough of Hove (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1978. Retrieved on 19 November 2015.
  4. ^ - The East Sussex, West Sussex and Kent (County Boundaries) Order 1992. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.