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.
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
LABOUR GAIN - WORTHING WEST
Beccy Cooper, who started the breakthrough for Labour at Worthing Borough Council, has done the same for her party at county council level within Worthing. She takes Worthing West from Conservative Paul High
Rebecca Cooper (Labour) - 1824 Jacqueline Cranefield (Lib Dem) - 171 Paul High (Conservative) - 1540 Sonya Mallin (Green) - 285 Christopher Woodward (Independent) - 114
Conservatives now guaranteed a majority
The Conservatives now have a guaranteed majority with 39 seats already (out of a total of 70), even before the results for the five Adur seats and nine Worthing divisions are announced tomorrow.
2017’s high water mark of 56 seats is now out of the Tories’ reach, but they can still signficantly increase their majority tomorrow. Four years ago they won all of the Adur seats, and all but one of the Worthing contests.
That’s all nine Crawley county council results now in the bag. The Tories now hold the advantage across the town, with five seats compared to Labour’s four. That’s all the West Sussex County Council results for today (Friday). Adur and Worthing results due tomorrow (Saturday).
CONSERVATIVE HOLD - MAIDENBOWER & WORTH
Bob Lanzer is also returned for another four year term at County Hall.
CONSERVATIVE HOLD - TILGATE & FURNACE GREEN
Duncan Crow, Conservative group leader at Crawley Borough Council and a cabinet member at County Hall, retains his WSCC seat
CONSERVATIVE HOLD - THREE BRIDGES
Brenda Burgess is re-elected in Three Bridges
CONSERVATIVE GAIN - SOUTHGATE & GOSSOPS GREEN
Labour’s group leader Michael Jones loses his seat and Conservative Zaker Ali is elected for Southgate and Gossops Green.
It was one of the most marginal seats in the county and Mr Jones only won by 23 votes back in 2017.
CONSERVATIVE HOLD - POUND HILL
Conservative Richard Burrett is returned for another term at County Hall
LABOUR HOLD - NORTHGATE AND WEST GREEN
Northgate & West Green was a Labour seat until Karen Sudan resigned from the party to become an independent. She stood in this election as an indy, but Natalie Pudaloff has kept/returned the seat to Labour
LABOUR HOLD - LANGLEY GREEN & IFIELD EAST
Alison Cornell is the new county councillor for Langley Green & Ifield East, she succeeds fellow Labour member Brenda Smith who stepped down at this election.