1999 Maidstone Borough Council election

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

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Contents

After the election, the composition of the council was

Liberal Democrats (UK) Political party in the United Kingdom

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Election result

Overall turnout in the election was 26.2%. [3]

Maidstone Local Election Result 1999 [4] [5] [6]
PartySeatsGainsLossesNet gain/lossSeats %Votes %Votes+/−
  Conservative 610+133.337.27,726
  Liberal Democrat 600033.332.46,740
  Labour 501-127.826.05,409
  Independent 10005.63.5735
  Green 000000.9184

Ward results

Allington [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Democrat Malcolm Robertson1,22072.9
Conservative Angela Stainton-James23714.2
Labour Richard Coates21713.0
Majority98358.7
Turnout 1,67429.7
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Bearsted [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Gladys Haskett1,07767.1
Labour Jeanne Gibson26816.7
Liberal Democrat Sheila Chittenden26116.3
Majority80950.4
Turnout 1,60632.2
Conservative hold Swing
Bridge [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Roger Berriman55137.0
Liberal Democrat Sarah Gould46030.9
Conservative Brian Moss42028.2
Green Stephen Muggeridge594.0
Majority916.1
Turnout 1,49022.8
Labour hold Swing
East [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Democrat Donal MacGrory81952.8
Conservative Susan Dishman50432.5
Labour Karen Forbes22914.8
Majority31520.3
Turnout 1,55225.7
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Harrietsham and Lenham [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Tom Sams76246.2
Conservative Robert Waugh62838.1
Liberal Democrat Derek Haselup20212.2
Independent Leslie Parris583.5
Majority1348.1
Turnout 1,65038.8
Labour hold Swing
Heath [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Democrat Peter Hooper66550.8
Labour Anne Logan31524.0
Conservative Malcolm Parker30923.6
Green Ian McDonald211.6
Majority35026.7
Turnout 1,31022.3
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
High Street [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Democrat Frances Wilson48343.5
Labour Leonard Burfield35932.3
Conservative Valerie Parker22720.5
Green Sheila Kennedy413.7
Majority12411.2
Turnout 1,11024.5
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Hollingbourne [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Tracey Warner31659.4
Liberal Democrat John Cobbett18434.6
Labour Stephen Gibson326.0
Majority13224.8
Turnout 53245.1
Conservative hold Swing
Langley [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Independent Frederick Winckless67777.2
Conservative Roy Streeter12213.9
Labour Ernest Small788.9
Majority55563.3
Turnout 87728.2
Independent hold Swing
Leeds [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Peter Parvin48476.3
Labour Elizabeth Stevens15023.7
Majority33452.7
Turnout 63433.8
Conservative hold Swing
Loose [5]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Democrat Hugh Laing28956.2
Conservative Angharad Davies17734.4
Labour Susan Burfield489.3
Majority11221.8
Turnout 51427.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
North [5]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Democrat Tony Harwood84457.1
Conservative Derek Nicholson43429.4
Labour Rosemary Long16611.2
Green James Shalice342.3
Majority41027.7
Turnout 1,47825.8
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Park Wood [5]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Margaret Taylor52761.9
Conservative Simon Parvin18021.2
Liberal Democrat Shona Stevens11513.5
Green David Currer293.4
Majority34740.8
Turnout 85118.0
Labour hold Swing
Shepway East [5]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Wendy Marlow40455.0
Conservative Peter Veal17223.4
Liberal Democrat Rodney Sterry15821.5
Majority23231.6
Turnout 73416.6
Labour hold Swing
Shepway West [5]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Julie Skinner53265.0
Conservative Claire Watts28735.0
Majority24529.9
Turnout 81919.2
Labour hold Swing
South [5]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Theresa Stirk76643.3
Liberal Democrat Michael Williams67338.0
Labour Linda Wylie33018.7
Majority935.3
Turnout 1,76926.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Staplehurst [5]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Eric Hotson71561.4
Labour Michael Casserley23920.5
Liberal Democrat Patricia Gerrish21018.0
Majority47640.9
Turnout 1,16426.0
Conservative hold Swing
Yalding [5]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Roderick Nelson-Gracie67165.1
Labour Edith Davis20219.6
Liberal Democrat Graham Edy15715.2
Majority46945.5
Turnout 1,03033.9
Conservative hold Swing

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