Ashford Borough Council elections

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Ashford Borough Council in Kent, England is elected every four years. Since the last boundary changes in 2003, 43 councillors have been elected from 35 wards.[1]

Political control[edit]

Since the first election to the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2]

Party in control Years
No overall control 1973–1976
Conservative 1976–1979
No overall control 1979–1983
Conservative 1983–1995
No overall control 1995–2003
Conservative 2003–present

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

Tenterden East By-Election 11 December 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 387 58.9 -3.7
Liberal Democrat 147 22.4 -15.0
Labour 123 18.7 +18.7
Majority 240 36.5
Turnout 657
Conservative hold Swing
Charing By-Election 16 February 2006[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gerald Clarkson 419 71.7 +4.3
Liberal Democrat Jonathan Heuch 126 21.6 -11.0
Labour Malcolm Horton 39 6.7 +6.7
Majority 293 50.1
Turnout 584 30.1
Conservative hold Swing

Resignation of Conservative Cllr Steve Wright.

Wye by-election, 6th March 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Ken Blanshard
Conservative Ian Cooling
UKIP Elaine Evans
Labour Dylan Jones
Green Geoff Meaden
Ashford Independent Noel Ovenden
Majority
Turnout

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Role of a Councillor". Ashford.gov.uk. Retrieved 22 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "England council elections". BBC News Online. Archived from the original on 19 May 2011. Retrieved 22 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 22 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Declaration of result of poll". Ashford Borough Council. Retrieved 22 May 2011. 

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