Ashford Borough Council election, 2007

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Map of the results of the 2007 Ashford council election. Conservatives in blue, Liberal Democrats in yellow, Independents in grey and Labour in red.

Elections to Ashford Borough Council were held on 3 May 2007. The whole council was up for election and the Conservative party held on to overall control of the council.

Election result[edit]

Ashford Local Election Result 2007
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 28 4 1 +3 65.1 52.8 20,825 +4.1%
  Liberal Democrat 8 3 0 +3 18.6 27.9 11,025 +8.5%
  Independent 5 2 6 -4 11.6 11.3 4,449 -3.9%
  Labour 2 0 2 -2 4.7 7.1 2,798 -7.7%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 0.9 355 -0.6%

2 Conservatives were unopposed.

Ward results[edit]

Aylesford Green
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Brian Norris 209 40.3 +20.8
Independent Jim Gower 199 38.4 +4.9
Conservative James Holtum 110 21.2 +10.8
Majority 10 1.9
Turnout 518 28.2 +1.9
Liberal Democrat gain from Independent Swing
Beaver (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brendan Naughton 554
Labour Allen Wells 545
Conservative Jenny Wedgbury 377
Conservative James Barrow 369
Liberal Democrat Jill Norris 184
Liberal Democrat Gwendoline Thornton 175
Turnout 2,204 28.7 +4.4
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Biddenden
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Neil Bell 615 74.0 -3.5
Liberal Democrat Paddy Platt 216 26.0 +3.5
Majority 399 48.0 -7.0
Turnout 831 42.7 +8.5
Conservative hold Swing
Bockhanger
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Claughton 391 62.1 +2.3
Labour Shafi Khan 146 23.2 -17.0
Liberal Democrat Josephine Took 93 14.8 +14.8
Majority 245 38.9 +19.3
Turnout 630 35.4 +3.2
Conservative hold Swing
Boughton Aluph & Eastwell
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Rita Hawes 511 67.9 -3.7
Conservative Michael Lloyd 242 32.1 +3.7
Majority 269 35.8 -7.4
Turnout 753 35.5 +5.6
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Bybrook
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Marlon Martin 411 54.6 -8.2
Liberal Democrat Jeremy Adby 342 45.4 +45.4
Majority 69 9.2 -16.4
Turnout 753 39.7 +8.1
Conservative hold Swing
Charing
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gerry Clarkson 564 73.1 +5.7
Liberal Democrat George Whyte 208 26.9 -5.7
Majority 356 46.2 +11.4
Turnout 772 40.0 +16.6
Conservative hold Swing
Downs North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jane Marriott 511 59.9 19.2
Green Jan Cormack 240 28.1 +28.1
Liberal Democrat Leonard Micklewight 102 12.0 -8.9
Majority 271 31.8 -26.4
Turnout 853 45.4 +5.8
Conservative hold Swing
Downs West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Neil Wallace 470 67.0 +10.1
Liberal Democrat John Hawes 152 21.7 -11.7
Labour Chris Twydell 79 11.3 +1.6
Majority 318 55.3 +31.8
Turnout 701 38.8 +0.6
Conservative hold Swing
Godinton (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Feacey 798
Conservative Bernard Heyes 753
Liberal Democrat Patricia Packham 340
Labour Arthur Young 201
Liberal Democrat Paul Taig 200
Turnout 2,292 33.1 +4.5
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Great Chart with Singleton North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jessamy Blanford 347 48.5 +12.6
Independent Ian McClintock 172 24.0 -32.5
Liberal Democrat Christopher Atkins 123 17.2 +9.6
Labour Katherine Manning 74 10.3 +10.3
Majority 175 24.5 +3.9
Turnout 716 33.0 -7.4
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Highfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Susan Heaton 290 40.6 +14.1
Conservative Steven Davis 277 38.7 +12.4
Independent Ieda Hogarth 148 20.7 -26.5
Majority 13 1.9
Turnout 715 36.4 +3.7
Liberal Democrat gain from Independent Swing
Isle of Oxney
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Burgess 722 77.7 +11.0
Liberal Democrat Bob Rawlings 207 22.3 +1.2
Majority 515 55.4 +9.8
Turnout 929 45.5 +2.0
Conservative hold Swing
Kennington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Kemp uncontested
Conservative hold Swing
Little Burton Farm
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Norman Ayres 535 73.5 +6.3
Liberal Democrat Anthony Hardwick 193 26.5 +6.9
Majority 342 47.0 -0.6
Turnout 728 37.0 +4.0
Conservative hold Swing
Norman
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat David Bradberry 228 38.6 +9.2
Independent Melvyn Elliff 179 30.3 -5.4
Conservative Janet Rymer-Jones 109 18.5 +7.0
Independent Abbie Burt 74 12.5 +12.5
Majority 49 8.3 +2.0
Turnout 590 30.4 -1.0
Liberal Democrat gain from Independent Swing
North Willesborough (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat George Koowaree 897
Liberal Democrat Bob Davidson 846
Conservative Alan Hutchinson 401
Conservative Josephine Masters 367
Independent Stephen Horn 207
Turnout 2,718 38.4 +2.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Park Farm North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tina Heyes 463 66.0 +40.2
Liberal Democrat Ruth Kirby 134 19.1 +12.0
Labour Harriet Yeo 105 15.0 +15.0
Majority 329 46.9
Turnout 702 30.2 +3.0
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Park Farm South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jim Wedgbury 371 81.0 +19.2
Labour Angharad Yeo 48 10.5 +10.5
Liberal Democrat Nicholas Fawcett 39 8.5 +8.5
Majority 323 70.5 +46.9
Turnout 458 30.0 +2.1
Conservative hold Swing
Rolvenden & Tenterden West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jill Hutchinson 765 81.6 +4.6
Liberal Democrat Terrence Brown 172 18.4 +5.2
Majority 593 63.2 -0.6
Turnout 937 48.6 -15.2
Conservative hold Swing
Saxon Shore (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Wood 1,139
Conservative Richard Honey 1,137
Liberal Democrat Stuart Dove 506
Liberal Democrat Anne Baxter 486
Turnout 3,268 41.3 -2.3
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Singleton South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Amanda Hodgkinson 335 47.0 +11.6
Liberal Democrat Chris Took 203 28.5 +28.5
Independent Carol Brunger 93 13.0 -25.6
Labour Andrew Pharoah 82 11.5 -14.6
Majority 132 18.5
Turnout 713 36.6 +9.3
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
South Willesborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent David Smith 274 43.8 -43.8
Liberal Democrat Ian Smith 138 22.1 +0.1
Conservative Miranda Kelly 109 17.4 +8.0
Independent Malcolm Eke 104 16.6 -52.0
Majority 136 21.7
Turnout 625 27.2 -3.6
Independent hold Swing
St Michaels
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Link 543 75.0 -5.4
Liberal Democrat Patricia Rickwood 181 25.0 +5.4
Majority 462 50.0 -10.8
Turnout 724 38.2 +3.6
Conservative hold Swing
Stanhope
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Palma Laughton 245 68.2 +68.2
Conservative Robert Ackfield 57 15.9 +1.8
Liberal Democrat Gill Stone 57 15.9 -11.5
Majority 188 52.3
Turnout 359 20.3 +1.7
Independent gain from Labour Swing
Stour (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Howard 597
Conservative Matthew French 573
Labour Les Lawrie 413
Labour Chris Clark 344
Liberal Democrat Steve Smith 340
Liberal Democrat Kevin Rochester 278
Turnout 2,635 35.8 +5.6
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Tenterden North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul Clokie 528 69.1 +2.2
Liberal Democrat Barry Wright 236 30.9 -2.2
Majority 292 38.2 +4.4
Turnout 764 43.7 +5.0
Conservative hold Swing
Tenterden South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Goddard 433 59.2 -6.9
Liberal Democrat John Miller 299 40.8 +20.9
Majority 134 18.4 -27.8
Turnout 732 40.1 +5.1
Conservative hold Swing
Victoria (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Robert Packham 529
Liberal Democrat Robert Cowley 522
Conservative Felicitie Sykes 218
Conservative Irene Hitchings 217
Independent Terry Stock 215
Independent Tony Serretiello 158
Labour Preeti Farooki 109
Turnout 1,968 30.4 +4.7
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Washford
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent John Holland 260 38.6 +4.1
Conservative Stephen Bates 245 36.4 +3.0
Labour Perry Calvert 98 14.5 -17.6
Liberal Democrat Shaun Chamberlain 71 10.5 +10.5
Majority 15 2.2 +1.1
Turnout 674 30.1 +2.6
Independent hold Swing
Weald Central (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Taylor 950
Conservative Clair Bell 891
Independent Keith Brannan 534
Liberal Democrat Ann Murray 371
Liberal Democrat Jon Heuch 224
Turnout 2,970 42.8 +3.1
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Weald East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul Bartlett uncontested
Conservative hold Swing
Weald North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Hugh Ellison 663 71.9 +13.9
Liberal Democrat Clare Hardwick 144 15.6 -8.6
Green Hilary Jones 115 12.5 +12.5
Majority 519 56.3 +22.5
Turnout 922 60.1 +10.5
Conservative hold Swing
Weald South (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Peter Davison 998
Conservative Aline Hicks 991
Conservative Neil Shorter 955
Liberal Democrat Rosemary Davies 449
Turnout 3,393 46.1 +0.9
Independent hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Wye
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Jack Woodford 589 65.1 +65.1
Conservative Ian Cooling 276 30.5 -29.8
Liberal Democrat David Berrie 40 4.4 -2.9
Majority 313 34.6
Turnout 905 49.9 +6.3
Independent gain from Conservative Swing

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