Kent County Council elections

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Kent County Council is elected every four years.

Political control[edit]

Party in control Years
Conservative 1973 - 1993
No overall control 1993 - 1997
Conservative 1997 - present

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

Medway North Central By-Election 24 July 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 979 72.0 +15.3
Conservative 381 28.0 -3.3
Majority 598 44.0
Turnout 1,360
Labour hold Swing
Ashford South By-Election 9 July 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 792 54.5 -0.5
Liberal Democrat 370 25.5 +5.1
Conservative 240 16.5 -8.1
BNP 50 3.4 +3.4
Majority 422 29.0
Turnout 1,452 13.2
Labour hold Swing
Malling Rural NE By-Election 6 May 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat 1,894 44.2 +7.7
Conservative 1,614 37.7 -1.0
Labour 778 18.2 -6.5
Majority 280 6.5
Turnout 4,286 32.3
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Swanscombe & Stone By-Election 14 September 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 862 37.3 +9.0
Labour 760 32.9 -5.3
Independent 446 19.3 -1.4
Liberal Democrat 245 10.6 -2.2
Majority 102 4.4
Turnout 2,313 15.1
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Cranbrook By-Election 19 September 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 1,708 65.0 +7.7
Liberal Democrat 497 18.9 -6.0
Labour 216 8.2 -9.6
UKIP 207 7.9 +7.9
Majority 1,211 46.1
Turnout 2,628 23.1
Conservative hold Swing
Ashford South East By-Election 29 April 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat George Koowaree 1,089 34.1 -2.4
Conservative Noel Greaves 986 30.9 -1.8
Labour Leslie Lawrie 459 14.4 -20.0
Independent Melvyn Elliff 386 12.1 +12.1
Green Stephen Dawe 140 4.4 +4.4
National Front John Kellam 135 4.2 +4.2
Majority 103 3.2
Turnout 3,195 26.9
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Maidstone North East By-Election 12 July 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Ian Chittenden 1,620 56.2 +12.5
Conservative Vanessa Jones 831 28.8 -1.3
Green Stuart Jeffery 187 6.5 +2.5
Labour Patrick Coates 164 5.7 -12.5
UKIP Mark Croucher 81 2.8 -1.3
Majority 789 27.4
Turnout 2,883 24.3
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Dover Town By-Election 27 September 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gordon Cowan 1,860 44.5 -5.8
Conservative Nigel Collor 1,348 32.2 +4.1
Liberal Democrat Dean Stiles 420 10.0 -11.6
Independent Victor Matcham 300 7.2 +7.2
UKIP Peter Campbell-Marshall 256 6.1 +6.1
Majority 512 12.3
Turnout 4,184 19.5
Labour hold Swing
Herne Bay By-Election 9 October 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jean Law 2,474 47.7 +9.0
Liberal Democrat Margaret Flaherty 1,524 29.4 -2.2
Labour Michael Kenneth Britton 537 10.4 -12.4
BNP Dennis Whiting 399 7.7 +7.7
UKIP Brian Eric MacDowall 252 4.9 -2.1
Majority 950 18.1 +11.0
Turnout 5,196 23.2
Conservative hold Swing

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