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Political control

Since the foundation of the council in 1974 political control has been held by the following parties:

  • Conservative 1974-1990
  • No overall control (Lib Dem/Labour) 1990-1994
  • Conservative 1994-1995
  • No overall control (Lib Dem/Labour) 1995-2000
  • Conservative 2000 - present

The table below shows the political control of the Council since 1994 in more detail.

 
YearConservativeLabourLiberal DemocratIndependent GroupOxted & Limpsfield Residents' GroupIndependentControl
1994 22 3 17 0     Conservative
1995 20 4 18 0     Lib Dem/Labour
1996 16 7 19 0     Lib Dem/Labour
1997 No district elections           Lib Dem/Labour
1998 17 7 18 0     Lib Dem/Labour
1999 18 7 17 0     Lib Dem/Labour
2000 29 3 10 0     Conservative
2001 No district elections           Conservative
2002 29 3 10 0     Conservative
2003 28 3 10 1     Conservative
2004 27 2 11 2     Conservative
2005 No district elections           Conservative
2006 29 2 10 1     Conservative
2007 31 0 9 2     Conservative
2008 33 0 8 1     Conservative
2009 No district elections           Conservative
2010 33 0 7 2     Conservative
2011 34 0 6 2     Conservative
2012 34 0 6 2     Conservative
2013 No district elections           Conservative
2014 34 0 6 2     Conservative

2015
1 April-7 May

33 0 7 2     Conservative
2015
From 8 May
35 0 6 1     Conservative

2016 (1 vacant seat)

32 0 7 1 1   Conservative

2016 from July

33 0 6 2 1   Conservative

2016 from October (1 vacant seat)

31 0 5 2 2 1 Conservative

 2016 from November

31 0 6 2 2 1 Conservative