One third of Worthing Borough Council in Worthing, West Sussex, England is elected each year, followed by one year without election. Since the last boundary changes in 2003, 37 councillors are elected from 13 wards.[1]

Political control

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

Party in control Years
No overall control 1973 - 1976
Conservative 1976 - 1994
Liberal Democrats 1994 - 1999
Conservative 1999 - 2002
Liberal Democrats 2002 - 2003
No overall control 2003 - 2004
Conservative 2004 - 2021
No overall control 2021–2022
Labour 2022-present

Council elections

Borough result maps

Election apportionment diagrams

By-election results

Marine by-election 3 August 2017[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Rebecca Cooper 1,032 47.4 Increase27.8
Conservative Joseph Crouch 846 38.8 Decrease6.4
Liberal Democrats Antony Brown 246 11.3 Increase1.1
Green Joanna Ponto 55 2.5 Decrease6.2
Majority 186 8.6 N/A
Turnout 2,181 32.1 Decrease0.56%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing 17.6%
Salvington by-election 12 December 2019
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard Nowak 2,690 60.4
Labour Gill Poole 832 18.7
Liberal Democrats Emma Norton 928 20.9
Majority 1762 39.6
Turnout 4,450 61.7
Conservative hold Swing
Marine by-election 2 December 2021 [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Vicki Wells 1,239 50.2 Increase17.6
Conservative Syed Ahmed 972 39.4 Decrease1.6
Green Sonya Mallin 145 5.9 Decrease3.7
Liberal Democrats Emma Norton 112 3.7 Decrease3.8
Majority 267 10.8 N/A
Turnout 2,468 37.4 Decrease3.3%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing 19.2%

References

  1. ^ "Your Council". Worthing Borough Council. Retrieved 4 September 2009.
  2. ^ "Worthing". BBC News Online. 19 April 2008. Retrieved 8 October 2009.
  3. ^ The Borough of Worthing (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1979
  4. ^ The Adur, Arun and Worthing (Areas) Order 1985
  5. ^ "Worthing council". BBC News Online. Retrieved 4 September 2009.
  6. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Worthing (Electoral Changes) Order 2002. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  7. ^ "Election results 2017". Adur & Worthing Councils. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  8. ^ "Election results 2021". Adur & Worthing Councils. Retrieved 3 December 2021.