Jonathan Brown wins Southbourne By-Election

Jonathan Brown, a leading local Liberal Democrat campaigner and Southbourne resident gained a seat on Chichester District Council at the Southbourne By-Election on Thursday 1st December.

Jonathan gained the seat from the Conservative party with 58% of the vote and a majority of 357.

Jonathan said “I am privileged to have been elected to serve on Chichester District Council on behalf of the residents of Southbourne. I am grateful to the residents for the confidence they have expressed in me and I look forward to ensuring that Southboune, Prinsted, Nutbourne, Hermitage and Thorney Island have a strong voice on the Council.”

Jonathan has worked hard on behalf of residence in recent years and is already a Parish Councillor, Chair of the Southbourne Environment Group and a member of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group.

Jonathan’s overwhelming victory is the result of years of hard work on behalf of residents.

Following his election Jonathan will be dealing with a wide range of issues identified during the campaign including parking problems in the Lumley and Hermitage area, flooding and planning issues in the ward.

To ensure residents are kept in touch Jonathan will be producing an online Newsletter and regular Focus leaflet delivered to residents in the ward.

General Information

The Result 

Name of Candidate


Number of Votes

Jonathan Brown

Liberal Democrat


Rebecca Louise Hamlet

Labour Party


David Michael Harwood

The Conservative Party Candidate


Patricia Hunt



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