Tandridge District Council

The Conservatives have lost control of the council but no other party has a majority of seats. NOC stands for 'No Overall Control'. Find out more about these results.

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The Argus: Homeless men’s tents removed from Hove Lawns

Kent Online: Kent County Council faces further delay in recovering £263m pension stake

Get Surrey: Council 'faces £400k bill' after losing planning battle against homes near A22

Chichester Observer: Concern after spate of deliberate fires in Bognor

Eastbourne Herald: Eastbourne man gets three year ban after drink driving in a busy local retail park

Crawley and Horley Observer: Couple lock themselves in bathroom during terror raid on Sussex pub

Worthing Herald: Worthing wheel: Work leads to seafront closure and parkrun cancellation

Mid Sussex Times: Australian adventure awaits for Ardingly Solar Car project students

Brighton and Hove News: Corn Exchange restoration builders go bust

Hastings Observer: Persistent thief who stole from Hastings shops is jailed

Brighton and Hove Independent: West Sussex and Brighton branches of Age UK in merger

Conservatives lose Guildford in Surrey defeats

The Conservatives have relinquished their grip on Guildford in local elections.

Earlier they lost of Tandridge council, a stronghold which has been blue for almost two decades.

The Tories also saw the Liberal Democrats take Mole Valley, where the Conservatives were previously the largest party.

It has left the Tories suffering their worst defeats in Surrey for over 15 years - senior party members have blamed Brexit and housing plans on the greenbelt.

'It is disappointing, but not surprising'

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

The Conservatives have lost control of Tandridge after almost two decades.

The Tories were running the council with a majority of just one, but lost six seats overnight.

More power for Residents in Tandridge

Jack Fiehn

Political reporter

Reflecting on the Conservative party’s losses in Tandridge, the Tory council's now former leader, Martin Fisher, who lost his seat overnight, is calling for leadership at Westminster on the issue of housing.

Although he supports the idea of new affordable homes, he says they have been under pressure to build thousands more and that means development on the green belt and he believes this has cost them seats.

There is also concern that the handling of Brexit has meant a drop in support.

The Independents and Oxted and Limpsfield Residents Group now have more power than they have ever had before in Tandridge.

But the Liberal Democrat’s also have more seats and they will certainly have a part to play in determining which parties or groups get to run this Council.

Tories lose Tandridge - analysis

Helen Catt

Political Editor, BBC South East

In a night dominated by Brexit and the impact of Westminster politics on local elections, the Conservative loss of Tandridge stands out as something different.

Wealthy East Surrey is traditionally Tory territory but the Conservatives have seen their control there steadily ebb away over several years.

The beneficiaries have largely been Independents and Residents Groups.

It’s not Brexit that’s done that but a failure to balance house-building with concerns over the greenbelt.

That is solid Tory policy territory in the South East and could suggest there may be more for the party to worry about than their immediate Brexit concerns.

Council job losses at Tandridge District Council

Rebecca Curley

Local Democracy Reporter

Tandridge District Council has begun consultation with 105 members of staff at risk of redundancy as part of its "radical transformation programme".

There will be 96 positions available as the restructuring takes place so only a handful are likely to lose their jobs.

The borough council is hoping to encourage as many people as possible to access its services online.

The restructure will include a "locality services team" which will "work closely with residents, ward councillors, parishes and the voluntary sector, resolving local issues and enabling communities to be more resilient", the council said.

It comes after 66 members of staff were put at risk of redundancy in an earlier phase of the transformation. This resulted in seven people being made compulsorily redundant and another six opting for retirement or to leave the council voluntarily.

Opposition to new 'garden village' in Surrey

Tandridge council leader Martin Fisher
Tandridge council leader Martin Fisher

There's anger in South Godstone after Tandridge District Council chose the area for a new so-called "garden community" of 4,000 extra homes.

Council leader Martin Fisher told BBC Surrey the site is more likely to be delivered than developing Blindley Heath or Redhill Aerodrome.

The council's promising three new schools and improvements to the A22 and Godstone train station.

Critics say the greenbelt should be protected.