East Sussex County Council

East Sussex County Council is the local authority for the non-metropolitan county of East Sussex.

East Sussex County Council
Council logo
Type
Type
Leadership
Chair of the Council
Cllr David Elkin
since 14th May 2019
Leader of the Council
Cllr Keith Glazier, Conservative
since 2011
Chief executive
Becky Shaw (jointly with West Sussex County Council)
Structure
Seats50 councillors[1]
Political groups
Administration
  Conservative (27)
Other parties
  Liberal Democrat (11)
  Labour (5)
  Green Party (4)
  Independent (3)
Length of term
4 years
Elections
First past the post
Last election
6 May 2021
Meeting place
County Hall
Lewes
Website
http://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/

East Sussex is divided into five local government districts. Three are larger, rural, districts (from west to east: Lewes; Wealden; and Rother). The other two, Eastbourne and Hastings, are mainly urban areas. The rural districts are subdivided into civil parishes.[2]

The County Council meets at East Sussex County Hall, the authority's headquarters; there are a number of other administrative buildings located throughout the county.