1999 Gravesham Borough Council election

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1999 Gravesham Borough Council election
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 19956 May 1999 2003  

All 44 seats in the Gravesham Borough Council
23 seats needed for a majority
Turnout32.0%
 First partySecond party
 
Party Labour Conservative
Last election34 seats, 61.6%10 seats, 29.7%
Seats won2915
Seat changeDecrease2.svg5Increase2.svg5
Percentage51.0%42.3%
SwingDecrease2.svg10.6%Increase2.svg12.7%

Council control before election


Labour

Council control after election


Labour

The 1999 Gravesham Borough Council election took place on 6 May 1999 to elect members of Gravesham Borough Council in Kent, England. The whole council was up for election and the Labour party stayed in overall control of the council. [1]

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Gravesham is a local government district with borough status in north-west Kent, England. Its administrative centre and largest town is Gravesend, which was known as Gravesham in ancient times.

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Election result

Gravesham Local Election Result 1999 [2]
PartySeatsGainsLossesNet gain/lossSeats %Votes %Votes+/−
  Labour 29-465.951.0-10.6
  Conservative 15+534.142.3+12.7
  Independent 0-10

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References

  1. "Gravesham". BBC News Online . Retrieved 24 September 2011.
  2. "How the nations voted". The Times . 8 May 1999. p. 48.