Live updates - West Sussex County Council 2021 election results

Voters went to the polls yesterday to vote on new West Sussex county councillors for a four year term.

Saturday, 8th May 2021, 10:31 am
Updated Saturday, 8th May 2021, 10:34 am
County Hall in Chichester. Picture by Steve Robards

Going into the election, there are 50 Conservative councillors, eight Lib Dems four Labour, four independents, two independent Conservatives and two vacancies. Throughout today (Friday May 7) and tomorrow (Saturday) we will bring you all the results as they come in from across the county.

West Sussex County Council 2021 election results - live updates

Last updated: Saturday, 08 May, 2021, 13:41

  • All 70 divsions up for grabs
  • Bulk of results due today (Friday) with Adur and Worthing’s due to be counted Saturday
  • Conservatives defending substantial majority

FINAL WEST SUSSEX COUNTY COUNCIL RESULTS

TOTAL: CONSERVATIVES 48, LIB DEMS 10, LABOUR 9, GREEN 1, LOCAL ALLIANCE 1, INDEPENDENT 1.

Arun: CON 11 (+2), LD 2 (-2)

Adur: CON 5 (no change)

Chichester: CON 6 (-3), LD 2 (+1), Local Alliance 1 (+1), Greens 1 (+1)

Crawley: CON 5 (+1), LABOUR 4 (-1)

Horsham: CON 9 (-1), LD 3 (+1)

Mid Sussex: CON 8 (-3), LD 3 (+2), Ind 1 (+1)

Worthing: CON 4 (-4), LAB 5 (+5), LD 0 (-1)

Conservatives retain control of West Sussex County Council

The Conservatives have retained control of West Sussex County Council but with a reduced majority.

New Labour county councillors in Worthing

That’s a wrap on our West Sussex County Council live election coverage. Thanks for joining us yesterday and today. Full results for each of the areas and reaction will be posted shortly and on this liveblog.

There will be Worthing Borough Council and Adur District Council results tomorrow (Sunday). Check the Worthing Herald website for more.

LABOUR GAIN - TARRING

And that makes it five Labour gains, this time from the Lib Dems where Bob Smytherman stood down. A real three-horse race with Labour, Conservative and Lib Dem candidates finishing within around 100 votes of each other.

Stephen Carleysmith (Green) - 301 Henna Chowdhury (Labour) - 1221 Edward Crouch (Conservative) - 1193 Marco Di Paola (Libertarian) - 78 Hazel Thorpe (Lib Dem) - 1114

Adur elections all in

The Conservatives keep all five county council seats at Adur, run close in several places by Labour. We have only one division left to report in Worthing and that’s Tarring.

CONSERVATIVE HOLD - SHOREHAM NORTH

Emma Evans (Conservative) - 1648 Nico Kearns (Lib Dem) - 460 Deborah Stainforth (Labour) - 1482 Anne Younger (Green) - 364

CONSERVATIVE HOLD - SOMPTING & NORTH LANCING

Carson Albury (Conservative) - 2009 Lynn Finnigan (Green) - 301 Mike Glennon (For Britain) - 66 Cathy Glynn-Davies (Labour) - 745 Steve Male (Lib Dem) - 290

CONSERVATIVE HOLD - GORING

Jim Deen (Labour) - 784 Trevor Hopkins (Green) - 440 Robin Rogers (Lib Dem) - 214 Steve Waight (Conservative) - 1949

Four results to come

We’re waiting for Goring and Tarring in Worthing then Shoreham North and Sompting & North Lancing in Adur then this West Sussex County Council election will be in the books

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