2013 Kent County Council election

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2013 Kent County Council election

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All 84 seats to Kent County Council
43 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Party Conservative UKIP
Seats won 44 17
Seat change Decrease27 Increase16

  Third party Fourth party
 
Party Labour Liberal Democrats
Seats won 13 7
Seat change Increase10 Steady0

Kent UK local election 2013 map.svg
Map showing the results of the 2013 Kent County Council elections.

Council control before election

Conservative

Council control after election

Conservative

The Kent County Council election, 2013 was an election to all 84 seats on Kent County Council held on Thursday 2 May as part of the 2013 United Kingdom local elections. 84 councillors were elected from 72 electoral divisions, which returned either one or two county councillors each by first-past-the-post voting for a four-year term of office. The electoral divisions were the same as those used at the previous election in 2009. No elections were held in Medway, which is a unitary authority outside the area covered by the County Council. The election saw the Conservative Party narrowly retain overall control of the council.[1]

All locally registered electors (British, Irish, Commonwealth and European Union citizens) who were aged 18 or over on Thursday 2 May 2013 were entitled to vote in the local elections. Those who were temporarily away from their ordinary address (for example, away working, on holiday, in student accommodation or in hospital) were also entitled to vote in the local elections,[2] although those who had moved abroad and registered as overseas electors cannot vote in the local elections. It is possible to register to vote at more than one address (such as a university student who had a term-time address and lives at home during holidays) at the discretion of the local Electoral Register Office, but it remains an offence to vote more than once in the same local government election.[3]

Summary[edit]

The Conservative Party retained overall control of the council, winning 44 of the 84 seats on the council. This was a reduction of 30 seats from the party's 2009 performance, where the local party held all but 10 of the 84 seats.

UKIP came second in terms of councillors with 17 seats (including one defection from the Conservatives prior to the election), the party is now the council's official opposition with Roger Latchford as their leader. UKIP capitalised on their strong national opinion poll performances and Parliamentary by-election results, winning their first representation on the council.[4] Labour Party candidates made substantial gains, rising from 3 to 13 seats and finishing in third place in the election. Despite local Liberal Democrats winning the same number of seats as in 2009 they are no longer the official opposition, having slipped to become the fourth largest party in the Maidstone County Hall chamber.

The Green Party won their first seat on the Council, for the Hythe division.

The Swanscombe and Greenhithe division was held by the incumbent independent councillor, who gained the seat in 2009.

Results[edit]

Kent County Council election, 2013
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 44 0 27 -27 52.38 35.47 141,192
  UKIP 17 16 0 +16 20.24 25.83 102,813
  Labour 13 11 1 +10 15.48 22.59 89,935
  Liberal Democrats 7 1 1 0 8.33 9.35 37,214
  Green 1 1 0 +1 1.19 3.65 14,531
  Swanscombe and Greenhithe Residents Association 1 0 0 0 1.19 0.17 673
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 1.24 4,929
  English Democrat 0 0 0 0 0 0.87 3,465
  No Description 0 0 0 0 0 0.45 1,780
  TUSC 0 0 0 0 0 0.11 439
  New England 0 0 0 0 0 0.08 312
  Ashford Independent 0 0 0 0 0 0.07 281
  Official Monster Raving Loony Party 0 0 0 0 0 0.05 215

Council Composition[edit]

Prior to the election the composition of the council was:

74 7 2 1
Conservative LD Lab R

After the election the composition of the council was:

45 17 13 7 1 1
Conservative UKIP Labour LD G R

LD - Liberal Democrats
G - Green Party
R - Residents Association

Results by district[edit]

Kent is divided into 11 regions: Ashford, Canterbury, Dartford, Dover, Gravesham, Maidstone, Sevenoaks, Folkestone and Hythe, Swale, Thanet, Tonbridge and Malling, and Tunbridge Wells.

Ashford[edit]

There are seven single-member constituencies within the borough of Ashford. Below are the results:[5]

Ashford Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jim Wedgbury 1,170 37 -17
UKIP Norman Taylor 913 29 N/A
Labour Dara Farrell 532 17 +4
Green Steven Robert Campkin 273 9 -6
Liberal Democrats Chris Took 238 8 -10
Majority 257 8
Turnout 3,126 26 -7
Conservative hold Swing
Ashford East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Georgie Joseph Serge Koowaree 972 28 -28
UKIP Elaine Evans 827 24 N/A
Conservative Richard Bunting 787 23 -11
Labour Harriet Bronwen Yeo 444 13 +3
Ashford Independent Tony Bartlett 295 9 N/A
Green Mandy Rossi 143 4 N/A
Majority 145 4
Turnout 3,468 27 -8
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Ashford Rural East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Andrew Wickham 1,741 44 -14
UKIP Eddy Barrows 995 25 N/A
Labour Tom Reed 421 11 +4
Green Geoff Meaden 333 8 -10
Liberal Democrats Ken Blanshard 241 6 -11
Independent Jack Woodford 226 6 N/A
Majority 746 19
Turnout 3,957 33 -9
Conservative hold Swing
Ashford Rural South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mike Angell 1,378 41 -16
UKIP Ann Taylor 1,095 32 N/A
Labour Vivien Wheatley 482 14 +5
Green Marilyn Sansom 195 6 -8
Liberal Democrats John Bullivant Mackie 175 5 -15
BNP Michael Barry Hook 48 1 N/A
Majority 283 9
Turnout 3,373 25 -12
Conservative hold Swing
Ashford Rural West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Charlie Simkins 1,872 44 -21
UKIP Pat Purnell 1,367 32 N/A
Labour Waheed Qureshi 371 9 +2
Green Hilary Jones 328 8 -6
Liberal Democrats Clare Hardwick 326 8 -6
Majority 505 12
Turnout 4,264 28 -13
Conservative hold Swing
Ashford South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Derek Smyth 1,026 37 +11
UKIP Victoria Angharad Frances Yeo 827 30 N/A
Conservative Larry Krause 486 18 -16
Liberal Democrats Adrian John Gee-Turner 290 11 -10
Green Tom Phillip Harry Medhurst 118 4 -3
Majority 299 11
Turnout 2,747 23 -8
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Tenterden
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mike Hill 2,074 51 -19
UKIP Robert Charles Dobson 1,211 30 N/A
Labour Alex Ward 308 8 ±0
Green Matt Stanley 292 7 N/A
Liberal Democrats Stuart James Dove 196 5 -17
Majority 863 21
Turnout 4,081 34 -8
Conservative hold Swing

Canterbury[edit]

There are five single-member and two multi-member constituencies within the City of Canterbury, which elect a total of nine councilors to Kent County Council. Below are the results:[6]

Canterbury City North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Graham Kenneth Gibbens 1,207 43 -2
Labour Mike Bland 768 27 +17
UKIP Jim Gascoyne 384 14 N/A
Liberal Democrats Martin Ashton 234 8 -25
Green Russell John Charles Page 213 8% -4
Majority 439 16
Turnout 2,806 24 -13
Conservative hold Swing
Canterbury City South West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Martin Vye 1,555 43 -6
Conservative Jeremy Paul Bellamy 563 15 -12
UKIP David Kenneth Charles Perry 562 15 N/A
Labour Howard Robert Rowles 526 15 +6
Green Jo Kidd 439 12 -3
Majority 992 28
Turnout 3,648 29 -9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Canterbury South East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael John Northey 1,385 33 -13
Liberal Democrats Michael John Sole 1,181 28 -6
UKIP Oliver John Kent 795 19 N/A
Labour Jean Elizabeth Butcher 549 13 +6
Green Emily Edith Shirley 294 7 -6
Majority 204 5
Turnout 4,204 31 -13
Conservative hold Swing
Canterbury West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John David Simmonds 1,067 38 -12
UKIP David Joseph De Boick 633 22 N/A
Labour Carol Goldstein 496 18 +9
Liberal Democrats Dan Smith 383 14 -9
Green Steel James Horton 236 8 -10
Majority 434 16
Turnout 2,815 23 -13
Conservative hold Swing
Herne and Sturry
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alan Marsh 1,452 41 -6
UKIP Sarah Larkins 1,086 31 +7
Labour Alan Stanley Holden 590 17 +6
Green Elisa Anne De Vert 217 6 N/A
Liberal Democrats Nigel Philip Whitburn 169 5 -13
Majority 366 10
Turnout 3,514 27 -8
Conservative hold Swing
Herne Bay (2 Seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UKIP Brian Eric MacDowall 2,054 17 +8
UKIP Nicholas James Bond 2,048 17 N/A
Conservative Jean Law 1,817 15 -4
Conservative David Alan Hirst 1,724 14 -5
Labour Lynn Faux-Bowyer 1,003 8 +4
Labour Tom Mellish 948 8 +5
Independent Steve Coombes 509 4 N/A
Independent John David Moore 484 4 N/A
Liberal Democrats Margaret Grace Flaherty 434 3 -12
Independent Stanley Truelove 362 3 N/A
Liberal Democrats June Rose Raybaud 308 2 -10
Green Elaine Margaret Godden 242 2 -2
Green Michael Peter Coppin 202 2 N/A
New England Mike Tibby 193 2 N/A
New England Nathan King 119 1 N/A
Majority 231 2
Turnout 12,409 28 -8
UKIP gain from Conservative Swing
UKIP gain from Conservative Swing
Whitstable (2 Seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mark Charles Dance 2,732 17 -9
Conservative Mike Harrison 2,666 17 -8
UKIP Mike Bull 2,476 16 N/A
UKIP Howard Malcolm Farmer 2,435 15 N/A
Labour James Christopher Cornell 1,813 11 +4
Labour Rita O' Brien 1,781 11 +4
Green Jolyon Loch Trimingham 600 4 -7
Green Pat Marsh 566 4 N/A
Liberal Democrats Jonathan Dearth 529 3 -8
Liberal Democrats Kevin Michael Peter McNamara 344 2 -8
Majority 190 1
Turnout 15,942 32 -8
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Dartford[edit]

There are six single-member constituencies within the borough of Dartford. Below are the results:[7]

Dartford East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Penny Cole 942 37 -1
Labour Patrick Kelly 885 35 +9
UKIP Ivan Paul Burch 628 25 N/A
English Democrat Teresa Cannon 99 4 -20
Majority 57 2
Turnout 2554 26 -8
Conservative hold Swing
Dartford North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Tom Maddison 1,267 42 +13
Conservative Avtar Sandhu 1,088 36 +6
UKIP Shan-E-Din Choycha 552 18 N/A
BNP Ronald David Ball 111 4 +5
Majority 179 6
Turnout 3,018 26 -8
Labour Co-op gain from Conservative Swing
Dartford Rural
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jeremy Allan Kite, MBE 2,067 53 -3
UKIP Karl Smith 990 26 N/A
Labour David John Baker 688 18 +6
English Democrat Steve Culliford 136 4 -16
Majority 1077 27
Turnout 3,881 31 -9
Conservative hold Swing
Dartford West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jan Ozog 1,560 41 -8
UKIP Jo Shippam 1,112 29 N/A
Labour John Patrick Burden 1,095 28 N/A
English Democrat Milly Uncles 84 2 +31
Majority 448 12
Turnout 3,851 29 -10
Conservative hold Swing
Swanscombe and Greenhithe
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Swanscombe and Greenhithe Residents Association Peter Martin Harman 673 27 -10
Conservative Keith Martin Kelly 650 26 0
Labour Co-op Val Ashenden 567 23 +11
UKIP Stephen Wilders 528 21 N/A
BNP Michael Godfrey Cope 49 2 -9
English Democrat Charlie Wood 42 2 -6
Majority 23 1
Turnout 2,509 21 -9
Residents hold Swing
Wilmington
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ann Allen 1,790 49 -7
UKIP Gary Paul Rogers 891 24 N/A
Labour Mark Andrew Maddison 862 23 +4
English Democrat Di Settle 128 3 -22
Majority 899 25
Turnout 3,671 28 -11
Conservative hold Swing

Dover[edit]

There are three single-member and two multi-member constituencies within the District of Dover, which elect a total of seven councillors to Kent County Council. Below are the results:[8]

Deal (2 Seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mick Eddy 2,983 21 +8
Labour Eileen Rowbotham 2,881 20 +6
Conservative Trevor Antony Bond 2,670 19 -3
Conservative Adrian Friend 2,564 18 -3
UKIP Peter Ripley 2,081 15 N/A
Liberal Democrats Robin Charles Hook 587 4 -11
Liberal Democrats Sarah Smith 465 3 -11
Majority 211 1
Turnout 14,231 34 -7
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Dover North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Steve Manion 2,034 45 +2
Labour Linda Anne Keen 1,630 36 +12
Independent Paul McMullan 579 13 N/A
Liberal Democrats Linda Anne Hook 309 7 -7
Majority 404 9
Turnout 4,552 36 -8
Conservative hold Swing
Dover Town (2 Seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Pam Brivio 2,353 23 +8
Labour Gordon Cowan 2,195 21 +7
UKIP Peter John Myers 1,850 18 N/A
Nigel Collor 1,666 16 N/A
Conservative Pauline Margaret Beresford 1,622 16 -7
Liberal Democrats Janet Anita Florence Hilton 334 3 -11
Liberal Democrats Clive John Meredith 313 3 -11
Majority 345 3
Turnout 10,333 27 -5
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Dover West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Geoff Lymer 1,778 38 -7
UKIP John Gordon Killip 1,653 36 +11
Labour Mick Smith 855 18 +6
Liberal Democrats Peter Alexander Lodge 237 5 -13
Vic Matcham 114 2 N/A
Majority 125 2
Turnout 4,637 35 -7
Conservative hold Swing
Sandwich
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Leyland Bradshaw Ridings, MBE 2,093 45 -12
UKIP Mark Stubbings 1,173 25 N/A
Labour David Pestell 983 21 +7
Liberal Democrats Russell James Timpson 381 8 -21
Majority 920 20
Turnout 4,630 34 -6
Conservative hold Swing

Gravesham[edit]

There is a single-member and two multi-member constituencies within the Borough of Gravesham, which elect a total of five councillors to Kent County Council. Below are the results:[9]

Gravesham East (2 Seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Colin William Caller 3,659 23 +10
Labour Jane Cribbon 3,581 22 +8
Conservative John Martin Cubitt 2,786 17 -5
UKIP David Shaun Beattie 2,342 15 N/A
Conservative Samir Jassal 2,250 14 -6
English Democrat Jason Andrew Mee 663 4 -4
Liberal Democrats Martin James Wilson 380 2 -4
TUSC Chas Berry 256 2 N/A
Majority 795 5
Turnout 15,926 29 -5
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Gravesham Rural
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Bryan John Sweetland 3,213 63 +3
Labour Douglas Campbell Christie 954 19 +9
English Democrat Steven Charles Clegg 922 18 +7
Majority 2259 44
Turnout 5089 31 -12
Conservative hold Swing
Northfleet and Gravesend West (2 Seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Narinderjit Singh Thandi 3,884 28 +9
Labour Sue Howes 3,471 25 +7
UKIP Michael Glyn Dixon 2,104 15 N/A
Conservative Harold John Craske 2,041 15 -4
Conservative Alan Michael Ridgers 1,710 12 -4
English Democrat Stephen Francis-Weatherall 748 5 -2
Majority 1367 10
Turnout 13,958 27 -8
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour hold Swing

Maidstone[edit]

There are seven single-member and one multi-member constituencies within the Borough of Maidstone, which elect a total of nine councillors to Kent County Council. Below are the results:[10]

Maidstone Central (2 Seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Dan Daley 3,087 20 -6
Liberal Democrats Rob Bird 2,730 18 -4
UKIP Simon Peter John Parry 1,635 11 +4
Conservative Paul Francis Butcher 1,604 11 -3
Conservative David Christopher Burton 1,471 10 -4
UKIP James Samuel Rosier 1,385 9 N/A
Labour Paul Harper 1,112 7 +4
Labour Marianna Romeojuliet Poliszczuk 839 6 +3
Green Stuart Robert Jeffery 645 4 -2
Green Wendy Kathleen Lewis 486 3 -1
English Democrat Geoffrey Leonard Porter 115 1 N/A
Turnout 15,109 28 -4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Maidstone North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Ian Stephen Chittenden 1,542 42 -11
UKIP Charles Richard Elliott 894 24 +9
Conservative Annabelle Jane Blackmore 740 20 -6
Labour Keith Adkinson 327 9 N/A
Green Andrew Crawford Waldie 180 5 -1
English Democrat Matthew James Godden 25 1 N/A
Majority 648 18
Turnout 3,708 29 -7
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Maidstone Rural East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jenny Whittle 2,780 69 -5
Labour Jim Grogan 555 14 +5
Green Penny Kemp 453 11 N/A
Liberal Democrats Geoffrey Richard Samme 213 5 -12
Majority 2,225 55
Turnout 4,001 30 -12
Conservative hold Swing
Maidstone Rural North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Paul Carter 1,915 46 -12
UKIP Terence Morris Turner 1,291 31 +16
Labour Mick Beckwith 473 11 +4
Liberal Democrats Brian Richard Edwin Mortimer 298 7 -4
Green Ciaran Dominic Oliver 217 5 -2
Majority 624 13
Turnout 4,194 29 -9
Conservative hold Swing
Maidstone Rural South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Eric Hotson 1,884 58 -4
Green Robin James Kinrade 508 16 +3
Liberal Democrats Derek John Mortimer 831 26 +1
Majority 1,053 42
Turnout 3,223 30 -10
Conservative hold Swing
Maidstone Rural West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Paulina Annette Veronica Stockell 1,886 43 -3
UKIP Keith Clement Woollven 1,352 31 +16
Labour Edith Maud Davis 445 10 +5
Liberal Democrats Martin Cox 420 10 -16
Green Ian McDonald 264 6 -1
Majority 534 12
Turnout 4,367 31 -11
Conservative hold Swing
Maidstone South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Brian Eugene Clark 1,790 47 +18
Conservative Christopher John Garland 1,112 29 -15
Labour Geoff Harvey 586 15 +7
Green Ashley James Wakeling 303 8 +1
Majority 678 18
Turnout 3,791 28 -7
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Maidstone South East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Gary Cooke 1,056 44 +1
Labour Malcolm McKay 773 32 +17
Green Steven Fraser Muggeridge 284 12 +7
Liberal Democrats David Sandru Naghi 272 11 -3
Majority 283 12
Turnout 2,385 20 -8
Conservative hold Swing

Sevenoaks[edit]

There are seven single-member constituencies within the District of Dover which elect to Kent County Council. Below are the results:[11]

Darent Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Roger Gough 1,677 49 -1
UKIP Alun Elder-Brown 897 26 N/A
Labour Kevin Roger Flack 647 19 +8
Liberal Democrats Philip Neil Hobson 166 5 -15
English Democrat Jim Read 65 2 -17
Majority 880 23
Turnout 3,452 27 -12
Conservative hold Swing
Sevenoaks Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Margaret Eileen Crabtree 2,171 56 -3
UKIP Marcus Von Thiele 603 15 N/A
Liberal Democrats Lise Shay Michaelides 578 15 -6
Labour Nick Dineen 389 10 +4
Independent Mark Calder Ellis 112 3 N/A
English Democrat Paul Cooper 48 1 -4
Majority 1,568 41
Turnout 3,901 30 -13
Conservative hold Swing
Sevenoaks East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Nick Chard 1,715 51 -1
UKIP Christine Jennifer Marshall 830 25 N/A
Liberal Democrats Richard Charles Wassell 455 13 -11
Labour Meg Warne 332 10 +6
English Democrat Darren Tomlin 45 1 -10
Majority 885 26
Turnout 3,377 27 -14
Conservative hold Swing
Sevenoaks North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Brazier 1,843 49 -7
UKIP Richard John Harrington 1,160 31 N/A
Labour Jim Weekes 495 13 +3
Green Mark Richard Lindop 226 6 N/A
English Democrat Louise Uncles 67 2 -19
Majority 683 18
Turnout 3,791 27 -10
Conservative hold Swing
Sevenoaks South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Clive Roger Pearman 1,575 46 -6
UKIP Lorraine Millgate 898 26 N/A
Liberal Democrats Richard Giles Streatfeild 573 17 -6
Labour Thomas Dundas Geldard 329 10 N/A
English Democrat Chris Dunmall 41 1 -11
Majority 677 20
Turnout 3,416 28 -13
Conservative hold Swing
Sevenoaks West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Richard Parry 1,687 51 -4
UKIP Andrew Osborne 891 27 N/A
Labour Gregory Stewart Lovell 263 8 +3
Liberal Democrats Allan John Gidley Wright 227 7 -8
Green Amelie Elisabeth Boleyn 220 7 N/A
English Democrat Andy Waghorn 21 1 -8
Majority 796 24
Turnout 3,309 27 -14
Conservative hold Swing
Swanley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Brookbank 1,032 41 -2
Labour Michael Hogg 812 32 +9
UKIP Colin Attridge 501 20 N/A
Green Aleks Szram 77 3 N/A
English Democrat Steve Uncles 60 2 -21
BNP Eric Elliott 32 1 N/A
Majority 220 9
Turnout 2,514 22 -11
Conservative hold Swing

Shepway[edit]

There are six single-member constituencies within the District of Shepway, that elect councillors to Kent County Council. The results are:[12]

Elham Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Susan Joan Carey 3,519 44 -12
UKIP Nick Jack 1,861 34 +14
Labour Claire Jeffrey 799 15 +9
Liberal Democrats Tom McNeice 398 7 -7
Majority 562 10
Turnout 5,451 35 -9
Conservative hold Swing
Folkestone North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UKIP Frank McKenna 910 29 +12
Independent Brian William Copping 846 27 +2
Conservative Ann Elizabeth Berry 664 21 -6
Liberal Democrats Lynne Beaumont 404 13 -9
Labour Paul Richard Bingham 324 10 +3
Majority 64 2
Turnout 3166 25% -9
UKIP gain from Conservative Swing
Folkestone South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UKIP Bob Neaves 1,006 33 +10
Conservative Rory Cassian Love 989 33 -10
Labour Ben Hart 639 21 +11
Liberal Democrats Gary Fuller 353 12 -12
BNP Harry Williams 41 1 N/A
Majority 17 0
Turnout 3028 24 -10
UKIP gain from Conservative Swing
Folkestone West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UKIP Hod Birkby 1,155 33 +10
Liberal Democrats Tim Prater 903 26 +2
Conservative Robert Bliss 763 22 +21
Labour Peter Wallace 354 10 0
Green Derek John Moran 238 7 N/A
TUSC Seth Cruse 86 2 N/A
Majority 252 7
Turnout 3,514 29 -5
UKIP gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Hythe
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Green Martin Edward Whybrow 1,659 35 N/A
Conservative David Drury Monk 1,346 28 -26
UKIP Georgina Baker 1,100 23 +9
Labour Paul Anthony Brownscombe 418 9 +4
Liberal Democrats Neil Matthews 248 5 -18
Majority 313 7
Turnout 4771 40 -6
Green hold Swing
Romney Marsh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UKIP David Baker 2,233 39 +15
Conservative Carole Joy Waters 2,213 39 -7
Labour Arran Harvey 725 13 +6
Green Ross Carter 319 6 N/A
Liberal Democrats Ted Last 237 4 -9
Majority 20 0
Turnout 5743 32 -7
UKIP hold Swing

Swale[edit]

There are six single-member constituencies and one multi-member constituencies within the Borough of Swale, which elect a total of eight councillors to Kent County Council. Below are the results:[13]

Faversham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Tom Gates 1,958 45 -2
Labour Trevor Raymond Payne 1337 31 +18
UKIP Benjamin Bruce Moss 867 20 +7
Liberal Democrats David John Spurling 169 4 -12
Majority 621 14
Turnout 4331 30 -7
Conservative hold Swing
Sheerness
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Angela Harrison 1,185 40 +11
UKIP Maureen Morgan 1,036 35
Conservative Richard William Darby 734 25 -9
Majority 149 5
Turnout 2,955 23 -6
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Sheppey
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UKIP Adrian Derwent Crowther 1,791 44
Conservative Ken Pugh 1,066 26 -15
Labour Patrick John Wiggins 900 22 +7
Liberal Democrats David Richard Kemp 100 2 -6
TUSC Mike Rolfe 97 2
Monster Raving Loony Young Mad Mike 88 2 -4
Majority 725 18
Turnout 4,042 27 -3
UKIP gain from Conservative Swing
Swale Central (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Roger Truelove 2,729 18 +2
UKIP Lee Burgess 2,603 17
UKIP Derek Carnell 2,415 16
Labour Ghlin Maurice Whelan 2,389 15 +2
Conservative Mike Whiting 2,334 15 -9
Conservative Alan Thomas Willicombe 2,207 14 -9
Liberal Democrats Anthea Mary Spurling 386 2 -9
Liberal Democrats Mary Zeng 331 2 -8
Monster Raving Loony Sheikh Mihand 127 1 -2
Majority 188 1
Turnout 15,521 29 -4
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
UKIP gain from Conservative Swing
Swale East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Andrew Harry Thomas Bowles 1,882 46 -4
UKIP Stephen Trafford 1,109 27 +12
Labour Ashley Luke Wise 825 20 +9
Liberal Democrats Dave Banks 282 7 -5
Majority 773 19
Turnout 4,098 28 -6
Conservative hold Swing
Swale West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UKIP Mike Baldock 2,097 51
Conservative Keith Anthony Ferrin 1,315 32 -24
Labour Leslie Peter Hallybone 489 12 -3
Liberal Democrats Ann Scott Mclean 181 4 -25
Majority 783 19
Turnout 4,081 30 -5
UKIP gain from Conservative Swing

Thanet[edit]

There are two single-member and three multi-member constituencies within the District of Thanet, which elect a total of eight councillors to Kent County Council. Below are the results:[14]

Birchington and Villages
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UKIP Roger Anthony Latchford 2,156 47 N/A
Conservative Michael James Jarvis 1,494 32 -20
Labour Amy Florence Rutland 649 14 +4
Liberal Democrats Bill Furness 315 7 -12
Majority 662 15
Turnout 4,614 34 -6
UKIP gain from Conservative Swing
Broadstairs and Sir Moses Montefiore (2 Seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UKIP Alan Terry 2,797 20 N/A
UKIP Zita Wiltshire 2,756 19 N/A
Conservative Robert William Bayford 2,182 15 -13
Conservative Bill Hayton 2,094 15 -11
Labour Jenny Matterface 1,854 13 +3
Labour Dick Symonds 1,608 11 0
Green Louisa June Rachel Latham 427 3 N/A
Liberal Democrats Louisa June Rachel Latham 338 2 -11
Liberal Democrats Seth Procter 265 2 -9
Majority 574 4
Turnout 14,321 33 -3
UKIP gain from Conservative Swing
UKIP gain from Conservative Swing
Margate and Cliftonville (2 Seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UKIP Mo Elenor 2,070 18 +3
Labour William Scobie 2,059 18 0
Labour Louise Drelaud 2,000 17 -1
UKIP Clinton Sear 1,811 16 N/A
Conservative Ian James Gregory 1,428 12 -8
Conservative Chris Wells 1,354 12 -9
Green Edward Targett 276 2 N/A
Liberal Democrats Matt Brown 247 2 -3
Liberal Democrats Tony Flaig 222 2 -1
Majority 59 1
Turnout 11,467 27 -4
UKIP gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Margate West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UKIP Jeffrey Elenor 1,292 36 +14
Conservative Robert Barry Burgess 915 26 -19
Labour John Edwards 728 20 +6
Independent Thomas George King 550 15 N/A
Liberal Democrats Michael Steed 77 2 -11
Majority 377 10
Turnout 3,562 29 -2
UKIP gain from Conservative Swing
Ramsgate (2 Seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UKIP Trevor Shonk 3,347 22 +8
UKIP Martyn Heale 3,044 20 N/A
Labour Elizabeth Green 2,478 16 0
Labour Rick Everitt 2,258 15 +2
Conservative John Derek Kirby 1,583 10 -9
Conservative Jo Gideon 1,458 9 -6
Independent Ian Driver 567 4 N/A
Green Mike White 471 3 N/A
Liberal Democrats Anne Elizabeth Jones 211 1 -5
Majority 566 4
Turnout 15,417 31 -4
UKIP gain from Conservative Swing
UKIP gain from Labour Swing

Tonbridge and Malling[edit]

There are five single-member constituencies and one multi-member constituency within the District of Tonbridge and Malling, which elect a total of seven councillors to Kent County Council. Below are the results:[15]

Malling Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Trudy Dean 2,209 55 -1
Conservative Russ Taylor 793 20 -5
UKIP Peter Graham Stevens 658 16 +6
Labour Sarah Rosalind Palmer 283 7 +3
Green Stephen Greville Jackson 56 1 -2
English Democrat Anna Cleves 20 0 -2
Majority 1416 35
Turnout 4,019 34 -4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Malling North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sarah Virginia Hohler 1,869 46 -3
Labour Paul Michael Hickmott 1,112 27 +5
UKIP Philip John Granger 803 20 N/A
Liberal Democrats Liz Simpson 158 4 -7
Green Mark West 118 3 -5
English Democrat Lee Jon 31 1 -8
Majority 757 19
Turnout 4,091 31 -6
Conservative hold Swing
Malling Rural East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Matthew Aiden Craig Balfour 1,781 48 -10
UKIP David Leonard Waller 1,185 32 +19
Labour Terry Scott 350 9 +3
Liberal Democrats Stephen James Patt 201 5 -7
Green Frances Mary Long 158 4 -4
English Democrat Liz Uncles 26 1 -3
Majority 596 16
Turnout 3,701 30 -8
Conservative hold Swing
Malling Rural North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter John Homewood 1,856 46 -11
UKIP Angela Love 1,098 27 N/A
Labour James Aiden Yearsley 635 16 +9
Liberal Democrats Anita Sandra Oakley 315 8 -14
Green Howard Porter 123 3 +3
English Democrat Steve Uncles 42 1 -7
Majority 758 19
Turnout 4,069 29 -12
Conservative hold Swing
Malling West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Valerie Dagger 1,949 55 -7
UKIP Clifford John Leslie Millgate 844 24 N/A
Labour Kathleen Maria Garlick 319 9 +3
Green Richard Paul Mountford 194 5 -4
Liberal Democrats Jason Lower 186 5 -9
English Democrat Helen Stevens 37 1 -8
Majority 1,105 31
Turnout 3,529 30 -13
Conservative hold Swing
Tonbridge (2 Seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Richard Long, TD 3,406 24 -2
Conservative Chris Smith 3,123 22 -1
UKIP Roy Alfred Philpott 1,664 12 +5
UKIP Adrian John Stevens 1,443 10 +4
Labour Claire Suzanne Leigh 1,104 8 +3
Labour Bob Ellard 1,012 7 +3
Green Hazel Dawe 633 5 -1
Liberal Democrats Garry Christopher Bridge 573 4 -4
Liberal Democrats Nicholas Sebastian Scott Ford 526 4 -5
Green Steven Mark Dawe 515 4 -1
Majority 1,459 10
Turnout 13,999 28 -11
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Tunbridge Wells[edit]

There are six single-member constituencies within the Borough of Tunbridge Wells. Below are the results:[16]

Cranbrook (includes Hawkhurst)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sean Holden 1,553 41 -25
UKIP John Cave Austen 1,065 28 N/A
Liberal Democrats Francis John Rook 686 18 -9
Labour David Burgess 293 8 +2
Green Marie Louise Jones 202 5 N/A
Majority 498 13
Turnout 3,799 33 -8
Conservative hold Swing
Tunbridge Wells East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UKIP Christopher Pierce David Hoare 1,386 31 +19
Conservative James Tansley 1,064 23 -26
Liberal Democrats David John Neve 1,005 22 -10
Independent Terry Cload 694 15 N/A
Labour Gerry Colley 379 8 +1
Majority 322 8
Turnout 4,528 34 -4
UKIP gain from Conservative Swing
Tunbridge Wells North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter John Oakford 1,373 35 -3
UKIP Brian Charles Ransley 958 24 +10
Labour Ian Patrick Carvell 672 17 +4
Liberal Democrats Trevor William Poile 666 17 -18
Green Phyllis Valerie Leslie 262 7 N/A
Majority 415 11
Turnout 3,931 29 -8
Conservative hold Swing
Tunbridge Wells Rural
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alex King, MBE 2,043 43 -21
UKIP Gabi Coleman 1,692 36 N/A
Labour Raymond Peter Moon 632 13 +3
Liberal Democrats Lesley Elizabeth Herriot 368 8 -18
Majority 351 7
Turnout 4,735 31 -6
Conservative hold Swing
Tunbridge Wells South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Edward Scholes 1,926 46 -16
UKIP Zak Martin 1,109 26 N/A
Labour Lorna Blackmore 616 15 +7
Liberal Democrats Rachel Cerys Sadler 534 13 -17
Majority 817 20
Turnout 4,185 30 -9
Conservative hold Swing
Tunbridge Wells West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Davies 1,831 41 -11
UKIP Victor Charles Webb 1,502 33 +21
Labour Alex Britcher 496 11 +5
Liberal Democrats Alan James Bullion 357 8 -9
Green David Charles Holton 316 7 -5
Majority 329 8
Turnout 4,502 32 -2
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

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