Hastings election: Labour maintains council control as little changes

Labour councillors, candidates and supporters celebrate holding its control of the council SUS-160605-033653001
Labour councillors, candidates and supporters celebrate holding its control of the council SUS-160605-033653001
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Labour kept control of Hastings council after holding all 13 of its contested seats as well as winning back a seat left vacant following the death of John Hodges.

Conservatives kept all three of its council seats - in the Conquest, Ashdown and Maze Hill wards - but did not gain any new wards.

There is no change to the overall makeup of the council with 24 Labour Councillors and eight Conservative councillors.

The Green Party, UKIP and the Liberal Democrats all failed to win any seats on the council.

The only change was that Tory Peter Pragnell is no longer a councillor after changing wards from Conquest to Old Hastings and lost.

Labour also won back a seat on East Sussex County Council for the St Helens and Silverhill division which was left vacant after the death of Mr Hodges.

Party leader Peter Chowney hailed Labour for maintaining its highest ever share of the council and believed the vote showed the regeneration of Hastings was pleasing residents.

Residents cast 21,692 votes representing a turnout of 35.7 per cent.

St Helens: Con 737, Lab 931, Green 76, Lib Dem 108. LABOUR HOLD

Ore: Green 64, Con 414, UKIP 166, Lab 512, Lib Dem 79. LABOUR HOLD

Silverhill: Green 62, UKIP 168, Lib Dem 47, Con 380, Lab 645. LABOUR HOLD

Wishing Tree: Green 28, UKIP 223, Lib Dem 38, Con 208, Lab 757. LABOUR HOLD

West St Leonards: Lab 553, Lib Dem 167, Green 53, Con 475. LABOUR HOLD

Tressell: Lib Dem 44, Lab 580, Con 179, Green 73. LABOUR HOLD

Conquest: Lib Dem 81, Lab 478, Green 61 Con 802. CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Gensing: Con 220, Lab 832, Green 78, UKIP 145, Lib Dem 29. LABOUR HOLD

Maze Hill: Lib Dem 116, Con 696, Green 110, Lab 399. CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Baird: Lab 698, Green 66, Lib Dem 59, Con 379. LABOUR HOLD

Castle: Con 198, Green 174, Lib Dem 521, Lab 728. LABOUR HOLD

Braybrooke: Lib Dem 54 votes, Con 270 votes, Green 113, Lab 984. LABOUR HOLD

Ashdown: Lab 419 Green 97 Con 785 Lib Dem 96. CONSERVATIVE HOLD

Hollington: Con 201, Lib Dem 37, Green 37, UKIP 263, Lab 587. LABOUR HOLD

Old Hastings: James Bacon Lab 853 David Barry Green 216 Claire Hamill Con 392 Dawn Poole Lab 906 Peter Pragnell Con 372 Adam Rosenberg Lib Dem 107 Jack Shoesmith UKIP 218 LABOUR HOLDS BOTH SEATS

East Sussex County Council Silverhill and St Helens: Con 1,253 Green 214 Lib Dem 212 Lab 1,441 LABOUR HOLD

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