1999 Ashford Borough Council election

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The 1999 Ashford Borough Council election took place on 6 May 1999 to elect members of Ashford Borough Council in Kent, England. The whole council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control. [1]

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Background

The previous election in 1995 saw the Conservative party lose control of the council. [2] Going into 1999 the council was seen as one of the Conservatives top targets with the party needing a 6% swing to take control. [2]

Election result

The results saw the Conservatives make 5 gains but fail to win a majority on the council. [3]

Ashford Local Election Result 1999 [4]
PartySeatsGainsLossesNet gain/lossSeats %Votes %Votes+/−
  Conservative 24+549.0
  Labour 11-222.4
  Liberal Democrats 10-420.4
  Independent 4+38.2
 Others0-20

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References

  1. "Ashford". BBC News Online . Retrieved 22 May 2011.
  2. 1 2 Frean, Alexandra (5 May 1999). "Tory gains will give Hague little comfort". The Times . p. 9.
  3. Woodward, Will (7 May 1999). "Britain's elections:Tories claim gains put them back in business Labour takes comfort from mid-term vote share but lead belies national poll ratings". The Guardian . p. 8.
  4. "Local Councils: Results round-up". The Times . 7 May 1999. p. 4.