East Hampshire

For the UK parliament constituency, see East Hampshire (UK Parliament constituency).
East Hampshire
East Hampshire District
Non-metropolitan district

East Hampshire shown within Hampshire
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region South East England
Non-metropolitan county Hampshire
Status Non-metropolitan district
Admin HQ Petersfield
Incorporated 1 April 1974
  Type Non-metropolitan district council
  Body East Hampshire District Council
  Leadership Leader & Cabinet (Conservative)
  MPs Damian Hinds
George Hollingbery
  Total 198.6 sq mi (514.4 km2)
Area rank 89th (of 326)
Population (mid-2014 est.)
  Total 117,483
  Rank 190th (of 326)
  Density 590/sq mi (230/km2)
  Ethnicity 98.3% White
Time zone GMT (UTC0)
  Summer (DST) BST (UTC+1)
ONS code 24UC (ONS)
E07000085 (GSS)
OS grid reference SU7659323528
Website www.easthants.gov.uk

East Hampshire is a local government district in Hampshire, England. Its council is based in Petersfield. Other towns are Alton and Bordon.

The district was originally to be known as the District Council of Petersfield. It comprised 42 seats and first met on 18 June 1973. For ten months it operated alongside the councils that it was formed to replace: the Alton and Petersfield urban districts along with Alton Rural District and Petersfield Rural District.

On 8 October 1973, the new council changed its name to the current East Hampshire District Council (or EHDC as it is usually known).

On 1 April 1974, the old councils were dissolved, leaving only EHDC.

Sandy Hopkins was the first joint Chief Executive in Hampshire when she was appointed to head both EHDC and Havant Borough Council in October 2009.

Councillors approved the business case put forward by the Chief Executive for a shared management team between the two authorities in June 2010.

The new team took up its position in October 2010 and consists of five Executive Heads reporting to two Executive Directors. This is a reduction in senior management from 15 to 7 positions.


East Hampshire District Council is elected every four years, with currently 44 councillors being elected at each election. The Conservative party has controlled the council for much of its history including having a majority from 1976 to 1991, with the only other party to have had a majority being the Liberal Democrats from 1991 to 1999. Most recently the Conservatives have controlled the council since the 1999 election, and as of the 2011 election the council is composed of the following councillors:-[1]

Party Councillors
Conservative Party 39
Liberal Democrats 5

Settlements and parishes

For a list of civil parishes in East Hampshire, see List of civil parishes in Hampshire#East Hampshire.

Settlements in East Hampshire include:


  1. "England council elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 3 September 2011.

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Coordinates: 51°00′20″N 0°54′30″W / 51.0055°N 0.9082°W / 51.0055; -0.9082

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