Wealden District Council
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About the Elected Council

Wealden District is divided into 41 district wards represented by 45 District Councillors. Wealden is also covered by the following layers, each layer operates independently:

  • 35 Parish Councils, 4 Town Councils and 3 Parish Meetings.
  • 14 county divisions represented by 14 County Councillors.
  • 4 Parliamentary constituencies represented by 4 Members of Parliament.

Elections to the district council are held every four years for all seats, the next election is May 2027.

Political Composition of the Council

  • Liberal Democrats – 12
  • Green Party – 11
  • Conservatives – 9
  • The Independent Group – 6
  • Independent Democrats – 4
  • Labour – 2
  • Independent – 1

The Liberal Democrats and Green Party have formed the ‘Alliance for Wealden’ political group on the Council.

Who’s Who

  • Chair of the Council – Councillor Jessika Hulbert
  • Vice-Chair of the Council – Councillor Gavin Blake-Coggins
  • Leader of the Council, Leader of the Alliance for Wealden Group and Leader of the Green Party – Councillor Rachel Millward
  • Deputy Leader of the Council, Deputy Leader of the Alliance for Wealden Group and Leader of the Liberal Democrats – Councillor James Partridge
  • Leader of the Conservative Group – Councillor Ann Newton
  • Leader of the Independent Group – Councillor David White
  • Leader of the Independent Democrat Group – Councillor Stephen Shing
  • Leader of the Labour Group – Councillor Daniel Manvell