Brighton and Hove by-election results

Two Brighton and Hove City Council by-elections have resulted in wins for the Conservatives and Greens.

Friday, 7th May 2021, 5:29 pm
An election ballot box

Two Brighton and Hove City Council by-elections have resulted in wins for the Conservatives and Greens.

The Greens won the Hollingdean and Stanmer ward, previously a Labour seat, while the Conservatives retained Patcham.

Both by-elections were called following the resignations of the previously-elected councillors.

Green candidate Zoë John was elected for Hollingdean and Stanmer, while Conservative Anne Meadows was elected for the Patcham ward (full results at the bottom of the story).

Newly-elected Cllr John said: ““I’m absolutely thrilled to have been elected as a new Green councillor for Hollingdean & Stanmer ward, I cannot wait to get to work joining Cllr Martin Osborne to represent my community and to continue to grow the amazing work he has already been doing. Our voices will amplify the voices of the residents of our ward on issues that matter to them.

“I am delighted to be joining our Green council and I look forward to working hard on making things better for the residents of Hollingdean & Stanmer and the wider city.

“I’d like to thank all the other candidates for their commitment and passion for improving our neighbourhood. I’d also like to thanks the Brighton and Hove Green Party for being so supportive in helping me win this seat and of course to my wonderful family for everything they do.

“If you voted for me or not, I will do my best to be a voice for you. Please do get in touch if you would like to discuss any ward issues. But I plan to go knocking again soon to introduce myself to everyone, so I look forward to meeting you then.”

Results of the Hollingdean and Stanmer by-election:

Emma Louise Dawson-Bowling (Conservative Party) 745 votes

Leila Erin-Jenkins (Labour Party) 1262 votes

Nigel Furness (Independent) 24 votes

Alex Hargreaves (Liberal Democrats) 47 votes

Zoë Olivia John (Green Party) 1542 votes

Des Jones (UK Independence Party (UKIP) 35 votes

Rob Somerton-Jones (Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition) 54 votes

The turnout was 31.9 per cent out of an electorate of 11,758.

Results of the Patcham by-election:

Bruno De Oliveira (Labour Party) 879 votes

Charles Daniel Goodhand (UK Independence Party (UKIP)) 50 votes

Madelaine Joanna Primrose Hunter-Taylor (Liberal Democrats) 174 votes

Anne Christine Meadows (The Conservative Party) 2011 votes

Eliza Wyatt (Green Party) 1733 votes

The turnout was 43.8 per cent out of an electorate of 11,106.