Maidstone Borough Council election, 2014

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Maidstone Borough Council election, 2014
United Kingdom
← 2012 22 May 2014

20 members
Turnout 39%
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Christopher Garland Fran Wilson Eddie Powell
Party Conservative Liberal Democrat UKIP
Leader's seat Shepway North High Street n/a
Seats before 29 20 0
Seats won 5 9 4
Seats after 25 19 4
Seat change Decrease4 Decrease1 Increase4
Percentage 27.92% 24.55% 27.07%

Maidstone 2014 election map.png
Map of Borough Election Results 2014, Colour legend by wards won:
  Conservative party
  Liberal Democrats
  Independents
  UKIP
  Labour
  not contested in 2014

Leader before election

Christopher Garland
Conservative

Leader-elect

n/a

Elections to Maidstone Borough Council were held on 22 May 2014. One-third of the borough council (20 members) were up for election. European Parliament Elections were held on the same day.

Overall results[edit]

The Conservatives lost overall control of the council by losing four seats. The Liberal Democrats lost one seat. UKIP gained four seats, and Labour gained one seat.

Maidstone Borough Council[1]
Party Elected
Seats
Total
Seats
+/-
  Conservative Party 5 25 -4
  Liberal Democrats 9 19 -1
Independent 1 5 0
  UK Independence Party 4 4 +4
  Labour Party 1 2 +1
Total 20 55
Valid Ballot Papers 37352
Rejected Ballot Papers 128
Ballot Papers Issued 37480
Registered Electors 95612
Turnout 39.2%

Ward results[edit]

Allington Ward (1)[2]
Candidate Party Votes %
  Dan Daley Liberal Democrats 1,273 50.42%
  Andy Airey UK Independence Party 543 21.50%
  Barry Stephen Ginley Conservative Party 483 19.13%
  Marianna Romeojuliet Poliszczuk Labour Party 168 6.65%
  David Michael Thompson Green Party 58 2.30%
Total 2,525 100.00%
Rejected Ballot Papers 2
Ballot Papers Issued 2,527
Registered Electors
Turnout
Bearsted Ward (1)[3]
Candidate Party Votes %
(Total)
%
(Valid)
  Mike Cuming Conservative Party 1,059 38.19%
Geoff Licence Independent 654 23.58%
  Sarah Elizabeth Pettit UK Independence Party 593 21.38%
  Jeanne Mary Gibson Labour Party 258 9.03%
  Ciaran Dominic Oliver Green Party 112 4.04%
  Geoffrey Richard Samme Liberal Democrats 97 3.50%
Total 2773 100.00%
Rejected Ballot Papers 10
Ballot Papers Issued 2783
Registered Electors
Turnout
Bridge Ward (1)[4]
Candidate Party Votes %
  David Stewart Pickett Liberal Democrats 491 31.10%
  Stuart James Mallison Conservative Party 421 26.66%
  James Thomas Hill UK Independence Party 370 23.43%
  Sandra Pauline McDowell Labour Party 164 10.39%
  Donna Louise Greenan Green Party 133 8.42%
Total 1579 100.00%
Rejected Ballot Papers 8
Ballot Papers Issued 1587
Registered Electors
Turnout
Boxley Ward (1)[5]
Candidate Party Votes %
  Derek George Butler Conservative Party 1035 45.24%
  Mike Wardle UK Independence Party 765 33.44%
  Steve Gibson Labour Party 249 10.88%
  Daniel Wright Liberal Democrats 131 5.73%
  Hannah Margaret Patton Green Party 108 4.72%
Total 2288 100.00%
Rejected Ballot Papers 5
Ballot Papers Issued 2293
Registered Electors
Turnout
Coxheath and Hunton (1)[6]
Candidate Party Votes %
  Brian Richard Edwin Mortimer Liberal Democrats 966 39.91%
  Clive Norman Parker Conservative Party 654 27.02%
  Keith Clement Woollven UK Independence Party 636 26.28%
  Stella Marlyn Randall Labour Party 164 6.78%
Total 2420 100.00%
Rejected Ballot Papers 16
Ballot Papers Issued 2436
Registered Electors
Turnout
East Ward (1)[7]
Candidate Party Votes %
(Total)
%
(Valid)
  Nicola Jane Fissenden Liberal Democrats 895 36.13%
  Gareth Anthony Kendall UK Independence Party 643 25.96%
  Tony Dennison Conservative Party 599 24.18%
  Richard John Coates Labour Party 200 8.07%
  James Edward Shalice Green Party 140 5.65%
Total 2477 100.00%
Rejected Ballot Papers 16
Ballot Papers Issued 2493
Registered Electors
Turnout
Fant Ward (1)[8]
Candidate Party Votes %
  Paul Harper Labour Party 595 23.62%
  Roy Douglas Smith UK Independence Party 542 21.52%
  Stuart Robert Jeffery Green Party 513 20.37%
  Roger James Hogg Conservative Party 451 17.90%
  Sam Roach Liberal Democrats 418 16.59%
Total 2519 100.00%
Rejected Ballot Papers 12
Ballot Papers Issued 2531
Registered Electors
Turnout
Harrietsham & Lenham Ward (2)[9]
Candidate Party Votes %
Janetta Sams Independent 979 29.73%
  Eddie Powell UK Independence Party 573 17.40%
  John Raymond Barned Conservative Party 527 16.00%
  Marino Andreas Michaelas Conservative Party 505 15.34%
  Mike Williams UK Independence Party 479 14.55%
  Jean Harvey Labour Party 129 3.92%
  Geoff Harvey Labour Party 101 3.07%
Total 3293 100.00%
Rejected Ballot Papers 8
Ballot Papers Issued 2035
Registered Electors
Turnout
Headcorn Ward (1)[10]
Candidate Party Votes %
  Martin Round Conservative Party 868 48.76%
  Peter Edwards-Daem UK Independence Party 580 32.58%
  Penelope Anne Kemp Green Party 208 11.69%
  Jim Grogan Labour Co-Operative 124 6.97%
Total 1780 100.00%
Rejected Ballot Papers 3
Ballot Papers Issued 1783
Registered Electors
Turnout
Heath Ward (1)[11]
Candidate Party Votes %
  James Martin Willis Liberal Democrats 650 43.05%
  Colin Green Taylor UK Independence Party 322 21.32%
  Brian Moss Conservative Party 307 20.33%
  Richard Stewart Chapman Labour Party 129 10.73%
  Irene Lilian Shepherd Green Party 69 4.57%
Total 1510 100.00%
Rejected Ballot Papers 3
Ballot Papers Issued 1513
Registered Electors
Turnout
High Street Ward (1)[12]
Candidate Party Votes %
  Clive Andrew English Liberal Democrats 596 30.50%
  Jackie Hemsted UK Independence Party 563 28.81%
  Sam Lain-Rose Conservative Party 336 17.20%
  Lawrence Michael Peter Miller Labour Party 249 12.74%
  Wendy Kathleen Lewis Green Party 146 7.47%
David Charles Savory Independent 64 3.28%
Total 1,954 100.00%
Rejected Ballot Papers 5
Ballot Papers Issued 1,959
Registered Electors
Turnout
Marden & Yalding Ward (1)[13]
Candidate Party Votes %
  David Christopher Burton Conservative Party 825 33.81%
  Sir Nick Fenn Liberal Democrats 782 32.05%
  Ericka Ann Olivares-Penroz UK Independence Party 576 23.60%
  Edith Maud Davis Labour Party 158 6.48%
  Ian Francis Stewart McDonald Green Party 99 4.06%
Total 2,440 100.00%
Rejected Ballot Papers 7
Ballot Papers Issued 2,447
Registered Electors
Turnout
North Ward (2)[14]
Candidate Party Votes %
  Tony Peter Harwood Liberal Democrats 949 25.84%
  Thomas Daniel Long Liberal Democrats 597 16.25%
  Charles Richard Elliott UK Independence Party 529 14.40%
  Adrian Bryan Tilley UK Independence Party 479 13.04%
  Michael Hemsley Conservative Party 380 10.35%
  Jeff Tree Conservative Party 334 9.09%
  Keith Adkinson Labour Party 206 5.61%
  Derek Roy Eagle Green Party 199 5.42%
Total 3,673 100.00%
Rejected Ballot Papers 6
Ballot Papers Issued 3,679
Registered Electors
Turnout
Shepway North Ward (1)[15]
Candidate Party Votes %
  Marion Ann Ring Conservative Party 1,139 52.25%
  Geoff Harvey Labour Party 589 27.02%
  Geoffrey Richard Samme Liberal Democrats 193 8.85%
  Stephen Fraser Muggeridge Green Party 157 7.20%
  Gary Butler British National Party 102 4.68%
Total 2,180 100.00%
Rejected Ballot Papers 8
Ballot Papers Issued 2,188
Registered Electors 6,504
Turnout 33.64%
South Ward (1)[16]
Candidate Party Votes %
  Mike Hogg Conservative Party 1,242 45.15%
  John Wilson Liberal Democrats 1,171 42.57%
  Richard John Coates Labour Party[17] 338 12.29%
Total 2,751 100.00%
Rejected Ballot Papers 20
Ballot Papers Issued 2,771
Registered Electors 6,258
Turnout 44.28%
Staplehurst Ward (1)[18]
Candidate Party Votes %
  Richard Lusty Conservative Party 1,211 64.59%
  John Edward Randall Labour Party 288 15.36%
  Ralph Frederick Austin Liberal Democrats 228 12.16%
  Ian Francis Stewart McDonald Green Party 148 7.89%
Total 1,875 100.00%
Rejected Ballot Papers 15
Ballot Papers Issued 1,890
Registered Electors 4,349
Turnout 43.46%
Sutton Valence & Langley Ward (1)[19]
Candidate Party Votes %
  Paulina Annette Veronica Stockell Conservative Party 735 73.28%
  Jean Harvey Labour Party 156 15.55%
  Susan Austin Liberal Democrats 112 11.17%
Total 1,003 100.00%
Rejected Ballot Papers 6
Ballot Papers Issued 1,009
Registered Electors 2,059
Turnout 49.00%

References & notes[edit]