Gillingham Borough Council elections

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Gillingham was a non-metropolitan district in Kent, England. It was abolished on 1 April 1998 and replaced by Medway.


The Borough of Gillingham, was formed in 1903, to which, in 1928, the adjoining parish of Rainham was added.

In 1944, a Medway Towns Joint Amalgamation Committee was formed by the borough corporations of Chatham, Gillingham and Rochester, to discuss the possibility of the towns forming a single county borough. In 1948 the Local Government Boundary Commission recommended that the area become a "most purposes" county borough, but the recommendation was not carried out.

Political control[edit]

Since the first election to the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[1]

Party in control Years
No overall control 1973-1976
Conservative 1976-1990
No overall control 1990-1995
Liberal Democrats 1995-1998

Council elections[edit]

Borough result maps[edit]

By-election results[edit]


  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  2. ^ The Borough of Gillingham (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1976
  3. ^ The Gillingham and Swale (Areas) Order 1982

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