West Sussex County Council in England is elected every four years.

Political control

Since 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[1][2]

Party in control Years
Conservative 1973–1993
No overall control 1993–1997
Conservative 1997–present

Leadership

The leaders of the council since 1993 have been:[3]

Councillor Party From To
Amanda Clare[4] Liberal Democrats 1993 1997
Graham Forshaw Conservative 1997 2001
Harold Hall[5] Conservative 2001 2003
Henry Smith Conservative 2003 28 May 2010
Louise Goldsmith[6] Conservative 28 May 2010 Oct 2019
Paul Marshall Conservative 18 Oct 2019

Council elections

By-election results

1993-1997

Ifield By-Election 11 July 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 1,283 79.8
Conservative 229 14.2
Liberal Democrats 96 6.0
Majority 1,054 65.6
Turnout 1,608 26.7
Labour hold Swing

1997-2001

Chichester East By-Election 7 May 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 1,077 50.2 +4.5
Conservative 750 34.9 -0.5
Labour 319 14.9 -3.9
Majority 327 15.3
Turnout 2,146
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Steyning By-Election 6 May 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Willett 1,297 44.0 +1.6
Liberal Democrats Derek Deedman 1,040 35.3 -12.0
Labour John Ridley 480 16.3 +6.1
Independent Bernard Durnford 132 4.5 +4.5
Majority 257 8.7
Turnout 2,949
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Gossops Green By-Election 28 September 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 830 50.7 -1.1
Conservative 635 38.8 +4.3
Liberal Democrats 171 10.4 +0.0
Majority 195 11.9
Turnout 1,636 23.1
Labour hold Swing

2001-2005

Cuckfield Rural By-Election 3 July 2003[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Patricia Webster 1,027 51.8 +22.6
Conservative Peter Jones 954 48.2 -4.0
Majority 73 3.6
Turnout 1,981 26.0
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Saltings By-Election 3 July 2003[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Dunn 1,145 59.9 +13.2
Liberal Democrats Mark O'Keeffe 420 22.0 -2.0
Labour Adrienne Lowe 346 18.1 -11.1
Majority 725 37.9
Turnout 1,911 20.9
Conservative hold Swing
Roffey By-Election 10 June 2004[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Anthony Hull 1,652 44.9 -1.9
Conservative John Charles 1,575 42.8 +4.5
Labour Richard Wilson 454 12.3 -2.6
Majority 77 2.1
Turnout 3,681 42.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

2005-2009

Angmering & Findon By-Election 1 June 2006[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Deborah Urquhart 1,500 75.6 +25.4
Liberal Democrats Trevor Richards 334 16.8 -21.0
Labour James Field 149 7.5 +7.5
Majority 1,166 58.8
Turnout 1,983 25.8
Conservative hold Swing
Southwick By-Election 14 September 2006[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Janet Mockridge 907 55.5 +15.4
Labour Andrew Bray 316 19.4 -9.6
Liberal Democrats James Doyle 314 19.2 -0.3
Green Susan Board 96 5.9 +0.9
Majority 591 36.1
Turnout 1,633 21.0
Conservative hold Swing
Cuckfield and Lucastes By-Election 3 May 2007[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Bradbury 2,020 61.3 +8.3
Liberal Democrats Stephen Blanch 1,274 38.7 +7.4
Majority 746 22.6
Turnout 3,358 45.41 -27.39
Conservative hold Swing
Petworth By-Election 7 June 2007[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Chris Duncton 1,437 72.0 +17.8
Liberal Democrats Raymond Cooper 346 17.3 =13.0
BNP Andrew Emerson 213 10.7 +10.7
Majority 1,091 54.7
Turnout 2,002 21.12 -48.60
Conservative hold Swing

2009-2013

East Grinstead South & Ashurst Wood bye-election, 6 May 2010[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John O'Brien 2,878 48.2 +3.7
Liberal Democrats Catrin Ingham 2,771 46.4 +6.5
Independent Robert Wall 328 5.5 N/A
Majority 107 1.8 -1.8
Turnout 5,977 68.5 +27.3
Conservative hold Swing
Maidenbower bye-Election, 7 October 2010[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Lanzer 1,036 64.4 -7.9
Labour Peter Smith 417 26.0 +12.0
Liberal Democrats Sulu Pandya 82 5.1 -8.6
UKIP John MacCanna 61 3.8 +3.8
Justice Party Arshad Khan 12 0.7 +0.7
Majority 619 38.5 -19.8
Turnout 1,609
Conservative hold Swing -10.0
Midhurst bye-election, 15 November 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Cherry 1,410 78.2 +9.8
UKIP Judith Fowler 392 21.8 N/A
Majority 1,018 56.0 +13.9
Turnout 1,900 21.5 -15.8
Conservative hold Swing

2013-2017

Storrington bye-election, 26 September 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Philip Circus 1,037 45.9 -2.0
UKIP John Wallace 729 32.2 -7.8
Liberal Democrats Nick Hopkinson 364 16.1 +2.0
Green James Doyle 131 5.8 N/A
Majority 308 13.7 +3.8
Turnout 2,261 22.5 -10.6
Conservative hold Swing +2.9
Warnham & Rusper bye-election, 24 October 2013 [14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Liz Kitchen 868 58.3 +3.3
UKIP Geoff Stevens 335 22.5 -7.7
Green Darrin Green 119 8.0 N/A
Liberal Democrats Tony Millson 103 6.9 -7.9
Labour Carol Hayton 63 4.4 N/A
Majority 533 36.8 +12..0
Turnout 1490 20.1 -10.1
Conservative hold Swing +5.5
Haywards Heath East bye-election, 19 December 2013[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen Hillier 649 35.5 +1.7
UKIP Charles Burrell 576 31.5 +5.1
Labour Richard Goddard 346 18.9 -2.7
Liberal Democrats Anne Hall 201 11.0 -8.2
Green Paul Brown 55 3.0 N/A
Majority 73 4.0 -2.4
Turnout 1832 23.1 -6.6
Conservative hold Swing -1.2

2017-2021

Northgate & West Green By-Election 2 May 2019[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Karen Sudan 1,293 48.9
Conservative Jan Tarrant 839 31.7
Liberal Democrats David Anderson 268 10.1
Green Richard Kail 246 9.3
Majority 454 17.2
Turnout 2,646 30.2
Labour hold Swing
Three Bridges By-Election 26 September 2019[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brenda Burgess 1,102 51.7
Labour Angela Malik 628 29.5
Liberal Democrats David Anderson 257 12.1
Green Danielle Kail 136 6.4
Justice Party Arshad Khan 9 0.4
Majority 474 22.2
Turnout 2,132 25.2
Conservative hold Swing
Bourne By-Election 21 November 2019[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mike Magill 1,368 48.9
Liberal Democrats Andrew Kerry-Bedell 1,009 36.0
Green Michael Neville 250 8.9
Labour Jane Towers 161 5.8
Patria Andrew Emerson 12 0.4
Majority 359 12.8
Turnout 2,800 28.8
Conservative hold Swing

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