Dear West Sussex County Council,

Please can the following information regarding all elections to West Sussex County Council including bye-elections held for seats on West Sussex County Council from 1974 to present day be provided:
Notice of Vacancy
Notice of Election
Statement of Persons Nominated
Notice of Election Agents
Notice of Poll
Declaration of Result

Please group the documentation per Electoral Division and please group the Electoral Divisions by secondary Local Authority area for the area the majority of the Electoral Division falls within. The Local Authority areas are: Adur, Arun, Chichester, Crawley, Horsham, Mid Sussex, Worthing.
Please group the documentation by year once it has been grouped by Local Authority.

Please can the following also be provided for elections held to the County Council since 1974:
A map showing the Electoral Boundaries each County Council Election was contested upon detailing the boundaries of each Electoral Division.

A list of the names of the Electoral Divisions at each election, how many members each Electoral Division returned, and the turnout in each Electoral Division (grouped as described previously).

Yours faithfully,

L-M Nelson (Miss)

Charles Gauntlett, West Sussex County Council

Dear Miss Nelson,

Freedom of Information Act 2000

I acknowledge receipt of your request for information election results. Your request was received by me on 27 August 2013 and is being processed under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. You will receive a full response within 20 working days, as stipulated in the Act, which will be 24 September 2013.
In some cases a fee may be payable and if this is the case I will let you know. A Fees Notice will be issued to you and you will be required to pay before we proceed with your request.

Yours sincerely,
Charles Gauntlett
FOI Officer for Democratic Services

Charles Gauntlett | Principal Democratic Services Officer, West Sussex County Council | Location: Room 21, County Hall, Chichester, PO19 1RQ
Internal: 22524 | External: +44 (0) 330 22 22524 | E-mail: [email address]

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Charles Gauntlett, West Sussex County Council

Dear Miss Nelson,

I'm writing to request a postal address please, as some of the information requested is only available in hard copy. I shall provide as much as possible electronically.

Yours sincerely,
Charles Gauntlett
FOI Officer for Democratic Services

Charles Gauntlett | Principal Democratic Services Officer, West Sussex County Council | Location: Room 21, County Hall, Chichester, PO19 1RQ
Internal: 22524 | External: +44 (0) 330 22 22524 | E-mail: [email address]

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Dear Mr. Gauntlett,

Thank you for you reply. Is it possible for the information only available in hard copy to be scanned in and sent electronically once it has been scanned?

I thank you for sending as much as possible electronically and I hope all can be sent electronically.

Many thanks

Yours sincerely,

L-M Nelson

Charles Gauntlett, West Sussex County Council

Dear Miss Nelson,

 

I’m writing in response to your Freedom of Information request dated 27
August. As requested, the information held only in hard copy has been
scanned. Election records are not held prior to 1985 although maps are
available, which have been included. The declaration of result is held
after this period and any other information held is included. I can
confirm that the County Council has been Conservative controlled through
most of this period, except during 1993-97, when there was no overall
control, with a Liberal Democrat led administration.

 

The County Council has had single member divisions throughout this period
with the exception of 2005-09. The two member divisions are indicated in
the election results. A map is not held for 2005, but the two member
divisions were in Burgess Hill, East Grinstead, Crawley and Worthing. The
results from 2005, 2009 and 2013 are available via this link on the
website.

 

[1]http://www.westsussex.gov.uk/your_counci...

 

The map on this link shows the current electoral division boundaries,
which have been in place since 2009.

 

[2]http://www2.westsussex.gov.uk/ds/cttee/c...

 

Because of the size of the scanned information, I am sending the
information to you in 9 emails, including this one. Please don’t hesitate
to get in touch if you have any problems in accessing the documents or if
any fail to arrive, as I can send them in smaller sections if needed.

 

If you are unhappy with the way your request has been handled, you may
wish to ask for a review of our decision under our complaints procedure.
Please contact the complaints section via our website.

 

If you are not content with the outcome your complaint, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the
ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted our complaints
procedure. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The
Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire SK9 5AF.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Charles Gauntlett

FOI Officer for Democratic Services

 

 

From: L-M Nelson [3][mailto:[FOI #174537 email]]

Sent: 27 August 2013 11:47

To: Freedom of Information Act

Subject: Freedom of Information request - Election Results and
Documentation

 

Dear West Sussex County Council,

 

Please can the following information regarding all elections to West
Sussex County Council including bye-elections held for seats on West
Sussex County Council from 1974 to present day be provided:

Notice of Vacancy

Notice of Election

Statement of Persons Nominated

Notice of Election Agents

Notice of Poll

Declaration of Result

 

Please group the documentation per Electoral Division and please group the
Electoral Divisions by secondary Local Authority area for the area the
majority of the Electoral Division falls within. The Local Authority areas
are: Adur, Arun, Chichester, Crawley, Horsham, Mid Sussex, Worthing.

Please group the documentation by year once it has been grouped by Local
Authority.

 

Please can the following also be provided for elections held to the County
Council since 1974:

A map showing the Electoral Boundaries each County Council Election was
contested upon detailing the boundaries of each Electoral Division.

 

A list of the names of the Electoral Divisions at each election, how many
members each Electoral Division returned, and the turnout in each
Electoral Division (grouped as described previously).

 

Yours faithfully,

 

L-M Nelson (Miss)

 

 

 

[4]Charles Gauntlett | Principal Democratic Services Officer, [5]West
Sussex County Council | Location: Room 21, County Hall, Chichester, PO19
1RQ
Internal: 22524 | External: +44 (0) 330 22 22524 | E-mail:
[6][email address]

 

 

 

 

 

[7]Charles Gauntlett | Principal Democratic Services Officer, [8]West
Sussex County Council | Location: Room 21, County Hall, Chichester, PO19
1RQ
Internal: 22524 | External: +44 (0) 330 22 22524 | E-mail:
[9][email address]

 

 

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References

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1. http://www.westsussex.gov.uk/your_counci...
2. http://www2.westsussex.gov.uk/ds/cttee/c...
3. mailto:[mailto:[FOI #174537 email]]
4. mailto:charles%20gauntlett/CS/WSCC
5. http://www.westsussex.gov.uk/
6. mailto:[email address]
7. mailto:charles%20gauntlett/CS/WSCC
8. http://www.westsussex.gov.uk/
9. mailto:[email address]

Charles Gauntlett, West Sussex County Council

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Information held from 1974-1985

 

Charles Gauntlett

FOI Officer for Democratic Services

 

 

[1]Charles Gauntlett | Principal Democratic Services Officer, [2]West
Sussex County Council | Location: Room 21, County Hall, Chichester, PO19
1RQ
Internal: 22524 | External: +44 (0) 330 22 22524 | E-mail:
[3][email address]

 

 

This email and any attachments are confidential and intended solely for
the persons addressed. If it has come to you in error please reply to
advise us but you should not read it, copy it, show it to anyone else nor
make any other use of its content. West Sussex County Council takes steps
to ensure emails and attachments are virus-free but you should carry out
your own checks before opening any attachment.

References

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1. mailto:charles%20gauntlett/CS/WSCC
2. http://www.westsussex.gov.uk/
3. mailto:[email address]

Charles Gauntlett, West Sussex County Council

4 Attachments

Information held for 1989 and 1993

 

Charles Gauntlett

FOI Officer for Democratic Services

 

 

[1]Charles Gauntlett | Principal Democratic Services Officer, [2]West
Sussex County Council | Location: Room 21, County Hall, Chichester, PO19
1RQ
Internal: 22524 | External: +44 (0) 330 22 22524 | E-mail:
[3][email address]

 

 

This email and any attachments are confidential and intended solely for
the persons addressed. If it has come to you in error please reply to
advise us but you should not read it, copy it, show it to anyone else nor
make any other use of its content. West Sussex County Council takes steps
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your own checks before opening any attachment.

References

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1. mailto:charles%20gauntlett/CS/WSCC
2. http://www.westsussex.gov.uk/
3. mailto:[email address]

Charles Gauntlett, West Sussex County Council

10 Attachments

2013 Elections – Notices of Election, statement of persons nominated and
notice of election agents. Results are on the website. Notices of poll are
available via the word document attached.

 

Charles Gauntlett

FOI officer for Democratic Services

 

 

[1]Charles Gauntlett | Principal Democratic Services Officer, [2]West
Sussex County Council | Location: Room 21, County Hall, Chichester, PO19
1RQ
Internal: 22524 | External: +44 (0) 330 22 22524 | E-mail:
[3][email address]

 

 

This email and any attachments are confidential and intended solely for
the persons addressed. If it has come to you in error please reply to
advise us but you should not read it, copy it, show it to anyone else nor
make any other use of its content. West Sussex County Council takes steps
to ensure emails and attachments are virus-free but you should carry out
your own checks before opening any attachment.

References

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1. mailto:charles%20gauntlett/CS/WSCC
2. http://www.westsussex.gov.uk/
3. mailto:[email address]

Charles Gauntlett, West Sussex County Council

3 Attachments

Information held from 1997

 

Charles Gauntlett

FOI Officer for Democratic Services

 

 

[1]Charles Gauntlett | Principal Democratic Services Officer, [2]West
Sussex County Council | Location: Room 21, County Hall, Chichester, PO19
1RQ
Internal: 22524 | External: +44 (0) 330 22 22524 | E-mail:
[3][email address]

 

 

This email and any attachments are confidential and intended solely for
the persons addressed. If it has come to you in error please reply to
advise us but you should not read it, copy it, show it to anyone else nor
make any other use of its content. West Sussex County Council takes steps
to ensure emails and attachments are virus-free but you should carry out
your own checks before opening any attachment.

References

Visible links
1. mailto:charles%20gauntlett/CS/WSCC
2. http://www.westsussex.gov.uk/
3. mailto:[email address]

Charles Gauntlett, West Sussex County Council

10 Attachments

These are the only documents held regarding by-elections – Southwick and
Angmering and Findon. More recent by-election results are available on the
website.

 

Charles Gauntlett

FOI Officer for Democratic Services

 

 

[1]Charles Gauntlett | Principal Democratic Services Officer, [2]West
Sussex County Council | Location: Room 21, County Hall, Chichester, PO19
1RQ
Internal: 22524 | External: +44 (0) 330 22 22524 | E-mail:
[3][email address]

 

 

This email and any attachments are confidential and intended solely for
the persons addressed. If it has come to you in error please reply to
advise us but you should not read it, copy it, show it to anyone else nor
make any other use of its content. West Sussex County Council takes steps
to ensure emails and attachments are virus-free but you should carry out
your own checks before opening any attachment.

References

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1. mailto:charles%20gauntlett/CS/WSCC
2. http://www.westsussex.gov.uk/
3. mailto:[email address]

Charles Gauntlett, West Sussex County Council

2 Attachments

Information held from 2001. The boundaries were the same as 1997.

 

Charles Gauntlett

FOI Officer for Democratic Services

 

 

[1]Charles Gauntlett | Principal Democratic Services Officer, [2]West
Sussex County Council | Location: Room 21, County Hall, Chichester, PO19
1RQ
Internal: 22524 | External: +44 (0) 330 22 22524 | E-mail:
[3][email address]

 

 

This email and any attachments are confidential and intended solely for
the persons addressed. If it has come to you in error please reply to
advise us but you should not read it, copy it, show it to anyone else nor
make any other use of its content. West Sussex County Council takes steps
to ensure emails and attachments are virus-free but you should carry out
your own checks before opening any attachment.

References

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1. mailto:charles%20gauntlett/CS/WSCC
2. http://www.westsussex.gov.uk/
3. mailto:[email address]

Charles Gauntlett, West Sussex County Council

1 Attachment

Information held from 2005 (results are available on the website)

 

Charles Gauntlett

FOI Officer for Democratic Services

 

 

[1]Charles Gauntlett | Principal Democratic Services Officer, [2]West
Sussex County Council | Location: Room 21, County Hall, Chichester, PO19
1RQ
Internal: 22524 | External: +44 (0) 330 22 22524 | E-mail:
[3][email address]

 

 

This email and any attachments are confidential and intended solely for
the persons addressed. If it has come to you in error please reply to
advise us but you should not read it, copy it, show it to anyone else nor
make any other use of its content. West Sussex County Council takes steps
to ensure emails and attachments are virus-free but you should carry out
your own checks before opening any attachment.

References

Visible links
1. mailto:charles%20gauntlett/CS/WSCC
2. http://www.westsussex.gov.uk/
3. mailto:[email address]

Charles Gauntlett, West Sussex County Council

9 Attachments

Information held from 2009 (results are on the website).

 

Charles Gauntlett

FOI Officer for Democratic Services

 

 

[1]Charles Gauntlett | Principal Democratic Services Officer, [2]West
Sussex County Council | Location: Room 21, County Hall, Chichester, PO19
1RQ
Internal: 22524 | External: +44 (0) 330 22 22524 | E-mail:
[3][email address]

 

 

This email and any attachments are confidential and intended solely for
the persons addressed. If it has come to you in error please reply to
advise us but you should not read it, copy it, show it to anyone else nor
make any other use of its content. West Sussex County Council takes steps
to ensure emails and attachments are virus-free but you should carry out
your own checks before opening any attachment.

References

Visible links
1. mailto:charles%20gauntlett/CS/WSCC
2. http://www.westsussex.gov.uk/
3. mailto:[email address]

Dear Mr Gauntlett,

Thank you for providing me with all the information held by the County Council.

Do you know where I would be able to obtain the information which is not held by the council?

Yours sincerely,

L-M Nelson

Charles Gauntlett, West Sussex County Council

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Dear Miss Nelson,

One of my colleagues managed to local the missing map on an old IT server, the attached map shows the 2005 boundaries.

I don't think that any other organisations would still hold the information requested. I've thought about anything else that we hold that may be helpful. We do hold yearbooks which show which councillors represented each electoral division. Would that information be helpful for 1974, 1977 and 1981? It won't be election results but will show who were elected. Do let me know if you would like to receive that information and I will get it scanned for you.

Yours sincerely,
Charles Gauntlett

Charles Gauntlett | Principal Democratic Services Officer, West Sussex County Council | Location: Room 21, County Hall, Chichester, PO19 1RQ
Internal: 22524 | External: +44 (0) 330 22 22524 | E-mail: [email address]

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Dear Mr. Gauntlett,

The year book information would be very helpful.

Thank you for all your help.

Yours sincerely,

L-M Nelson

Charles Gauntlett, West Sussex County Council

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Dear Miss Nelson,

We've scanned the pages from the three year books, but have realised that these don't include political parties. We have one other document which should be of help, also attached, which is a list of most members and which their parties were during this period. It probably won't be exhaustive, but most of the people should be there. As I mentioned previously, the council was in Conservative control during this period.

Yours sincerely,
Charles Gauntlett

Charles Gauntlett | Principal Democratic Services Officer, West Sussex County Council | Location: Room 21, County Hall, Chichester, PO19 1RQ
Internal: 22524 | External: +44 (0) 330 22 22524 | E-mail: [email address]

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