Ashford Borough Council election, 1999

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The 1999 Ashford Council election took place on 6 May 1999 to elect members of Ashford Borough Council in Kent, England. The whole council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control.[1]

Background[edit]

The previous election in 1995 saw the Conservative party lose control of the council.[2] Going into 1999 the council was seen as one of the Conservatives top targets with the party needing a 6% swing to take control.[2]

Election result[edit]

The results saw the Conservatives make 5 gains but fail to win a majority on the council.[3]

Ashford Local Election Result 1999[4]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 24 +5 49.0
  Labour 11 -2 22.4
  Liberal Democrat 10 -4 20.4
  Independent 4 +3 8.2
  Others 0 -2 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ashford". BBC News Online. Retrieved 22 May 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Frean, Alexandra (5 May 1999). "Tory gains will give Hague little comfort". The Times. p. 9. 
  3. ^ Woodward, Will (7 May 1999). "Britain's elections:Tories claim gains put them back in business Labour takes comfort from mid-term vote share but lead belies national poll ratings". The Guardian. p. 8. 
  4. ^ "Local Councils: Results round-up". The Times. 7 May 1999. p. 4. 


Preceded by
Ashford Council election, 1995
Ashford local elections Succeeded by
Ashford Council election, 2003