Lewes District Councillors

Lewes District Council has 41 councillors representing the 21 wards which make up the Lewes District. Councillors are elected by those registered to vote in their wards.

The political representation on Lewes District Council is:

Conservative - 20 councillors
Liberal Democrats - 11 councillors
Green - 3 councillors
Independent Group (no political party affiliation) - 6 councillors
Independent Green – 1 councillor

Lewes District Council is currently a hung Council, with no one political party having overall control.

Control of the Cabinet remains with Councillor Andy Smith as Leader.

Councillor Stephen Gauntlett is the Chair and Councillor Johnny Denis is the Vice-Chair of Lewes District Council.

Further information can be found at The Chair of Lewes District.

Local Councillors are elected by the community to decide how the council should carry out its various activities. They represent public interest as well as individuals living within the ward in which he or she has been elected to serve a term of office. They have regular contact with the general public through council meetings, telephone calls or surgeries. Surgeries provide an opportunity for any ward resident to go and talk their councillor face to face and these take place regularly. Councillors are not paid a salary for their work, but they do receive allowances. By law, all members of the Council are required to complete a declaration of interest form, the details of which are published annually.


Councillors by Ward and Political Group

Find your Councillor by postcode

See maps of Lewes District Wards