East Brighton ward by-election 2018

Results of the East Brighton ward by-election on 8 February 2018.

Following the resignation of Lloyd Russell-Moyle, an election was held on Thursday 8 February 2018 to fill the vacancy of councillor in the East Brighton ward of Brighton & Hove City Council.

Nancy Platts has been elected as councillor for the East Brighton ward.


Results as follows:

  • Ed Baker, Green Party Candidate – 316 votes
  • Nancy Platts, Labour Party Candidate – 1889 votes
  • George Taylor, Liberal Democrats – 114 votes
  • Edward Wilson, The Conservative Party Candidate – 481 votes

For more information, go to our full election results page for the East Brighton by-election.

Votes were counted at Brighton Town Hall after polls closed at 10pm. The turnout was 27.34%

Who could vote

To vote in the East Brighton ward by-election in February you had to be 18 years or over on polling day, registered to vote and:

  • be a British, Commonwealth or EU citizen
  • be resident in the East Brighton ward   
  • not be legally excluded from voting

For more information read our frequently asked questions about voting and elections.

Key dates

Tuesday 23 January Last day to register to vote
Wednesday 24 January (5pm) Last day for us to receive your postal vote application
Wednesday 31 January (5pm) Last day for us to receive your proxy vote application
Thursday 8 February (7am to 10pm) Polling day for the by-election