County Council Elections: List of candidates in Crowborough

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As we receive Election Statements from each of the candidate they will be published on Crowborough Life (click on the candidates name below to find-out about them).

Crowborough North & Jarvis Brook

If you live in this Division you can vote for one of the following five candidates:

Crowborough South & St Johns

If you live in this Division you can vote for one of the following four candidates:

If you are unsure of which Division you live in, click the following button and enter your postcode on The Electoral Commission’s website:


Original article (published on 9th April): Elections to East Sussex County Council are being held on Thursday 6th May. The list of candidates have been published today.

Two people will be elected to represent Crowborough – one to serve “Crowborough North & Jarvis Brook” and another for “Crowborough South & St Johns”.

Crowborough North & Jarvis Brook

Crowborough South & St Johns

A note about home addresses: In England, if a candidate has requested not to make their home address public, the relevant electoral area in which their home address (or country if their address is outside the UK) is provided on the nomination form instead.

If you live outside Crowborough, please click to see the candidates in the other Electoral Division.

East Sussex County Council is responsible for education, social services and roads. Those elected will help to decide how the authority spends around £400 million on vital services for more than half a million residents.

Crowborough Life will be contacting each candidate to ask them to explain their policies and what they would do for the Crowborough community should they be elected.

Click to see the results for the County Council elections in 2017. The turnout last time was 32% and 33% respectively. Please note the two incumbents are standing down at this election.

The current political make up of East Sussex Council is:

PartyNumber of Councillors
Conservative29
Liberal Democrats11
Labour4
Independent Group3
Independent Democrats2
Vacancy1
Total50

Polling stations will be open from 7am until 10pm on Thursday 6th May 2021. There will be special coronavirus measures to ensure you can vote safely – such as plastic screens and supplies of hand sanitiser. Voters can take their own pen or pencil to use. However, you can apply if would prefer a postal vote or proxy vote (when someone votes in person on your behalf). Please note the deadline for new postal vote applications is 5pm on Tuesday 20th April and proxy votes on Tuesday 27th April.

Police and Crime Commissioner

Also on the same day, voters will elect the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner. This election was delayed from last year because of the pandemic. There are five candidates:

Image taken from www.choosemypcc.org.uk

At the last election in 2016, the turnout was 23%. From Thursday 15th April you can find see information about each of the candidates wanting your vote on the following website: Choose My PCC. Alternatively listen to the BBC Sussex programme on BBC Sounds to hear three of the five candidates (Jamie Bennett, Katy Bourne and Paul Richards) standing for Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner debate the issues (starts at 07:15 after M People).

In PCC elections you can vote for a first and second preference of who you want to win.

If you have any queries about the voting process, please see Electoral Services at Wealden District Council. If you have any queries please email elections@wealden.gov.uk.

Election Results

The results for the County Council elections will be declared on Friday 7th May 2021. The result of the Police and Crime Commissioner will not be known until Monday 10th May 2021.

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