2004 Maidstone Borough Council election

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The 2004 Maidstone Borough Council election took place on 10 June 2004 to elect members of Maidstone Borough Council in Kent, England. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Background[edit]

Before the election both the Conservative and Liberal Democrat parties had 21 seats, with 10 Labour and 3 independent councillors making up the council.[3] 19 seats were being contested with the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats defending 7 each, Labour 4 and an independent 1 seat.[3] A total of 80 candidates were standing in the election with both the Conservative and Labour parties having a full 19 candidates.[3] The Liberal Democrats had 18 candidates, the United Kingdom Independence Party 17, Green party 5, British National Party 1 and 1 independent candidate.[3]

Election result[edit]

Overall turnout in the election was 39.33%.[3]

Maidstone Local Election Result 2004[3][4]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 9 3 1 +2 47.4 40.1 14,067 -2.1%
  Liberal Democrat 6 1 2 -1 31.6 31.5 11,049 -2.8%
  Labour 3 0 1 -1 15.8 13.5 4,753 -2.8%
  Independent 1 0 0 0 5.3 2.0 710 -2.3%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 10.9 3,823 +8.0%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 1.5 529 +1.5%
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0 0.5 163 +0.5%

Ward results[edit]

Allington[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Malcolm Robertson 1,317 52.5 -9.0
Conservative James Taghdissian 617 24.6 +0.5
UKIP Gareth Kendall 326 13.0 +9.0
Labour Marianna Poliszczuk 250 10.0 -0.4
Majority 700 27.9 -9.4
Turnout 2,510 44.4 +10.9
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Barming[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Paul Oldham 877 84.7 -4.8
Liberal Democrat Shona Stevens 95 9.2 -1.3
Labour Patrick Coates 64 6.2 +6.2
Majority 782 75.5 -3.5
Turnout 1,036 53.9 +5.9
Conservative hold Swing
Bearsted[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Richard Ash 1,733 60.6 -1.6
Liberal Democrat Shella Chittenden 473 16.5 -0.7
UKIP Frank Gandy 351 12.3 +7.4
Labour Anthony Hull 302 10.6 -5.1
Majority 1,260 44.1 -0.9
Turnout 2,859 44.5 +12.0
Conservative hold Swing
Boughton Monchelsea and Chart Sutton[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Michael Fitzgerald 710 70.1 +1.4
Conservative Theresa Stirk 261 25.8 -5.5
Labour Edith Davis 42 4.1 +4.1
Majority 449 44.3 +6.9
Turnout 1,013 50.0 +5.0
Independent hold Swing
Boxley[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Wendy Hinder 1,105 45.2 -0.9
Liberal Democrat Ian Chittenden 781 32.0 -6.9
UKIP Yvonne Whitehead 199 8.1 +3.4
Labour Simon Wady 195 8.0 -2.4
BNP William Hitches 163 6.7 +6.7
Majority 324 13.3 +6.0
Turnout 2,443 38.3 +12.6
Conservative hold Swing
Bridge[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Michael Tucker 655 40.8
Conservative Derek Nicholson 605 37.7
Labour Marion Saumtally 201 12.5
UKIP Robert Thompson 143 8.9
Majority 50 3.1
Turnout 1,604 41.4 +12.9
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Coxheath and Hunton[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Adrian Brindle 982 40.4 -0.6
Liberal Democrat Moria Walter 976 40.1 -8.6
UKIP Duncan Spencer 241 9.9 +9.9
Labour Ernest Small 232 9.5 -0.7
Majority 6 0.2
Turnout 2,431 45.2 +9.6
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
East[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Patrick Sellar 1,167 47.6 -6.6
Conservative Alan Warner 724 29.5 -2.0
UKIP Anthony Robertson 249 10.2 +6.8
Labour Ann Hall 226 9.2 -1.7
Green James Shalice 87 3.5 +3.5
Majority 443 18.1 -4.7
Turnout 2,453 39.7 +7.9
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Fant[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Merello D'Souza 693 33.5 -2.2
Liberal Democrat Stephen Beerling 619 29.9 -13.7
Conservative Margaret Leggat 437 21.1 +4.6
UKIP Stephen Dean 197 9.5 +5.4
Green Ian McDonald 121 5.9 +5.9
Majority 74 3.6
Turnout 2,067 37.3 +8.3
Labour hold Swing
Headcorn[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ian Thick 1,153 63.6
Liberal Democrat Juliet Maddocks 206 11.4
UKIP Pamela O'Brien 181 10.0
Green Penelope Kemp 146 8.1
Labour Elizabeth Stevens 126 7.0
Majority 947 52.3
Turnout 1,812 47.3 +8.8
Conservative hold Swing
Heath[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Peter Hooper 671 53.2
Conservative Scott Hahnefeld 358 28.4
Labour Brian Wood 142 11.3
UKIP Antony Whitehead 91 7.2
Majority 313 24.8
Turnout 1,262 35.4 +9.1
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
High Street[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Denise Joy 734 41.7 -6.1
Conservative Paul Butcher 469 26.7 +2.1
Labour Leonard Burfield 282 16.0 -3.6
UKIP Terence Kendall 274 15.6 +7.6
Majority 265 15.1 -8.1
Turnout 1,759 30.5 +8.5
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Marden and Yalding[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Paddy Germain 1,154 49.6 -12.7
Liberal Democrat Carol Jacques 672 28.9 +10.6
UKIP Lisa Evans 275 11.8 +7.0
Labour John Hughes 226 9.7 -4.8
Majority 482 20.7 -23.3
Turnout 2,327 39.7 +10.1
Conservative hold Swing
North[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Jennifer Paterson 997 51.2 -7.2
Conservative Carolyn Warner 486 25.0 -1.1
UKIP Margaret Kendall 214 11.0 +6.5
Labour Keith Adkinson 169 8.7 -2.4
Green Jennifer Reid 80 4.1 +4.1
Majority 511 26.3 -6.0
Turnout 1,946 36.8 +9.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
North Downs[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Daphne Parvin 516 59.5 -4.3
UKIP Michael Bedwell 134 15.5 +15.5
Liberal Democrat Jeanne Harwood 132 15.2 -9.1
Labour Michael Casserley 85 9.8 -2.1
Majority 382 44.1 +4.7
Turnout 867 45.5 +8.5
Conservative hold Swing
Park Wood[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James Cook 271 30.4
Conservative Timothy Crockford 242 27.2
Liberal Democrat Robert Field 214 24.0
UKIP Stanley Dale 164 18.4
Majority 29 3.3
Turnout 891 28.2 +7.3
Labour hold Swing
Shepway North[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Christopher Garland 881 42.1 -0.3
Labour Julie Skinner 617 29.5 -11.2
UKIP Michael George 266 12.7 +8.6
Liberal Democrat Geoffry Samme 234 11.2 -1.6
Green Stephen Muggeridge 95 4.5 +4.5
Majority 264 12.6 +10.9
Turnout 2,093 33.6 +9.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Shepway South[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Kenneth Stevens 453 37.3
Conservative Charles Worsfold 390 32.1
UKIP Charles Richardson 231 19.0
Liberal Democrat Michael Shaw 140 11.5
Majority 63 5.2
Turnout 1,214 28.4 +4.8
Labour hold Swing
South[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Lesley Polley 1,077 43.0 +9.4
Liberal Democrat John Wilson 966 38.5 +9.1
UKIP Michael Oakley 287 11.4 +9.4
Labour Richard Coates 177 7.1 +2.3
Majority 111 4.4 +1.0
Turnout 2,507 42.2 +5.6
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Maidstone council". BBC News Online. Retrieved 5 March 2011.
  2. ^ "Local councils". Financial Times. 12 June 2004. p. 7.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y "Maidstone elections 2004" (PDF). Maidstone Borough Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 October 2011. Retrieved 5 March 2011.
  4. ^ "Ballot box". The Times. 12 June 2004. p. 26.