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]

Borough result maps[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[6]
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
Beaver by-election 4 August 2016[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UKIP Ryan Macpherson 373 42.1 +11.6
Labour Caroline Harris 243 27.4 -3.3
Conservative Jo Gideon 240 27.1 +0.2
Green Liz Wright 31 3.5 -3.8
Majority 130 14.7
Turnout 890 21.3
UKIP gain from Labour Swing

The by-election was triggered by the resignation of Councillor Jill Britcher.

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. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Ashford (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1975. Retrieved on 19 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 22 May 2011. 
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Ashford (Electoral Changes) Order 2001. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Declaration of result of poll" (PDF). Ashford Borough Council. Retrieved 22 May 2011. 
  7. ^ http://www.kentonline.co.uk/ashford/news/ukip-steal-labour-seat-in-100226/

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