The full results of the Eastbourne County Council election are in
Devonshire: LIB DEM HOLD – Lukasz Antoniewski (Ukip) 105, Sarah Hill (Green) 253, Stephen Holt (Liberal Democrat) 1243 – ELECTED, Jill Shacklock (Labor) 453, Nicholas Taylor (Conservative) 747.
Hampden Park: LIB DEM HOLD – Lucette Davies (independent) 158, Susan Dixon (green) 169, Mozmil Hussain (conservative) 717, Margaret Robinson (Labor) 337, Colin Swansborough (Liberal Democrat) 956 – ELECTED
Langney: LIB DEM HOLD – Graham Dean (Labor) 136, Christopher Holloway (Ukip) 54, Donna Lonsdale-O’Brien (green) 65, Alan Shuttleworth (Liberal Democrat) 1490 – ELECTED, David Small (Conservative) 584.
Meads: CONSERVATIVE HOLD: Peter Diplock (Liberal Democrats) 1552, Bill Filby (Labor) 228, Dorothy Forsyth (green) 235, Kayaking Mullens (Reform UK) 95, Barry Taylor (Conservative) 1770 – ELECTED.
Old Town: LIB DEM HOLD – Robert Findon (Conservative) 1075, Jo Henderson (green) 332, Jake Lambert (Labor) 445, John Ungar (Liberal Democrat) 1792 – ELECTED.
Ratton: CONSERVATIVE HOLD – Holly Atkins (green) 138, Colin Belsey (Conservative) 1776 – ELECTED, Helen Burton (Liberal Democrat) 1027, Wendy Lambert (Labor) 219.
St Anthony’s: LIB DEM HOLD – Nick Ansell (Conservative) 961, Ian Culshaw (Labor) 188, Becky Gayler (green) 150, Colin Horscroft (Ukip) 79, David Tutt (Liberal Democrat) 1440 – ELECTED.
Sovereign: CONSERVATIVE HOLD: Kathy Ballard (Liberal Democrat) 998, Penny Di Cara (Conservative) 2045 – ELECTED, Ian Garbutt (Ukip) 107, James Herbert (Green) 149, Upperton: LIB DEM HOLD: Louis Thorburn (Labor) 217, Dashiell Bourne (Reform UK) 58, Nick Henderson (Conservative) 1110, Alexandra Hough (Green) 284, Paul Richards (Labor) 274, Pat Rodohan (Liberal Democrat) 1460 – ELEC, Amanda Sheehan (Ukip) 44. -The results of Elections for Hampden Park and Sovereign are also expected to be announced.
Votes for the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner election will be counted on Monday May 10.
5:31 p.m .: So for the second election in a row, no county council seat in Eastbourne changes hands.
17.17: Although full results have not yet arrived, all nine divisions of Eastbourne County Council have remained in the same hands. This means the city will continue to be represented by six Liberal Democrats and three Conservatives.
5:14 p.m .: CON HOLD Arlington, East Hoathly and Hellingly. Nick Bennett (Conservative) 1872 – ELECTED, Mark Everest (Reform UK) 116, Beverly Johnstone (Liberal Democrat) 345, Angie Smith (Labor) 316, Alison Wilson (Green) 690.
06/17: IND DEM HOLD Willingdon and South Downs. Douglas Murray (Conservative) 1377, Hugh Parker (Liberal Democrat) 362, Stephen Shing (Independent) 2077 – ELECTED.
04/17: HOLD Hailsham New Town. Neil Cleaver (Liberal Democrat) 814, Gerard Fox (Conservative) 1282 – ELECTED, Laurence Keeley (Independent) 337, Christopher Morris (Labor) 261.
4:46 PM Everything has become a bit quiet from all over the county. With only Wealden announcing the County Council results, you can bet the next few hours will be extremely busy.
16.21: Not a result from Eastbourne but the Greens won a seat at the northern edge of Wealden with Georgia Taylor elected to represent Forest Row and Groombridge.
07.16: IND DEM HOLD Polegate and watermill. Adrienne Hall (green) 154, Olivia Honeyman (Liberal Democrat) 167, Paul Hunt (Labor) 231, Chris Primett (Conservative) 986, Daniel Shing (independent) 1825 – ELECTED.
3:58 pm: We hear the first results from Eastbourne not too far away.
15.52: LDEM GAIN DE CON The Hailsam Market was taken by Lib Dems. Steve Murphy comfortably in front of the Conservative candidate.
15.48: A CONTAIN in Wealden’s Pevensey and Stone Cross. Mark Fairweather (Liberal Democrat) 709, Tom Liddiard (Conservative) 1212 (elected), Mike Pursglove (Ukip) 203 and Robert Slater (independent) 293.
3.35pm: So far we’ve only had a few results in Wealden, but no more elsewhere.
15.04: If a party wants a majority in the county council, the number it aims for is 26 (out of 50). The last time the Tories took 30, all they have to do to keep County Hall in control is retain most of their seats.
2:52 p.m .: East Sussex County Council the website has a handy interactive map which will be updated with the results as they arrive. It is currently empty and no announcements are available yet.
2:40 PM: Trevor Scott, Managing Director of Wealden, tweeted: âAccount is off to a good start for #Wealden County Divisions @EastSussexCC. The first results will be announced shortly. “
1:56 PM: East Sussex County Council tweeted: âDue to downsizing and social distancing, counts will take longer than usual.
Mid-afternoon would be a reasonable estimate for the county council’s first results announcement.
12:34 p.m .: In the last county council election in 2017, all of the seats in Eastbourne remained in the hands of the same parties. Overall, the Tories increased their number of seats in County Hall, mostly at the expense of UKIP.
As Election Day neared yesterday, the Tories are by far the largest party in East Sussex County Council, followed by the Lib Dems and then Labor.