2004 Maidstone Borough Council election

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The 2004 Maidstone Borough Council election took place on 10 June 2004 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]

Contents

After the election, the composition of the council was

Background

Before the election both the Conservative and Liberal Democrat parties had 21 seats, with 10 Labour and 3 independent councillors making up the council. [3] 19 seats were being contested with the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats defending 7 each, Labour 4 and an independent 1 seat. [3] A total of 80 candidates were standing in the election with both the Conservative and Labour parties having a full 19 candidates. [3] The Liberal Democrats had 18 candidates, the United Kingdom Independence Party 17, Green party 5, British National Party 1 and 1 independent candidate. [3]

Election result

Overall turnout in the election was 39.33%. [3]

Maidstone Local Election Result 2004 [3] [4]
PartySeatsGainsLossesNet gain/lossSeats %Votes %Votes+/−
  Conservative 931+247.440.114,067-2.1%
  Liberal Democrats 612-131.631.511,049-2.8%
  Labour 301-115.813.54,753-2.8%
  Independent 10005.32.0710-2.3%
  UKIP 0000010.93,823+8.0%
  Green 000001.5529+1.5%
  BNP 000000.5163+0.5%

Ward results

Allington [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democrats Malcolm Robertson1,31752.5-9.0
Conservative James Taghdissian61724.6+0.5
UKIP Gareth Kendall32613.0+9.0
Labour Marianna Poliszczuk25010.0-0.4
Majority70027.9-9.4
Turnout 2,51044.4+10.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Barming [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Paul Oldham87784.7-4.8
Liberal Democrats Shona Stevens959.2-1.3
Labour Patrick Coates646.2+6.2
Majority78275.5-3.5
Turnout 1,03653.9+5.9
Conservative hold Swing
Bearsted [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Richard Ash1,73360.6-1.6
Liberal Democrats Shella Chittenden47316.5-0.7
UKIP Frank Gandy35112.3+7.4
Labour Anthony Hull30210.6-5.1
Majority1,26044.1-0.9
Turnout 2,85944.5+12.0
Conservative hold Swing
Boughton Monchelsea and Chart Sutton [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Independent Michael Fitzgerald71070.1+1.4
Conservative Theresa Stirk26125.8-5.5
Labour Edith Davis424.1+4.1
Majority44944.3+6.9
Turnout 1,01350.0+5.0
Independent hold Swing
Boxley [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Wendy Hinder1,10545.2-0.9
Liberal Democrats Ian Chittenden78132.0-6.9
UKIP Yvonne Whitehead1998.1+3.4
Labour Simon Wady1958.0-2.4
BNP William Hitches1636.7+6.7
Majority32413.3+6.0
Turnout 2,44338.3+12.6
Conservative hold Swing
Bridge [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democrats Michael Tucker65540.8
Conservative Derek Nicholson60537.7
Labour Marion Saumtally20112.5
UKIP Robert Thompson1438.9
Majority503.1
Turnout 1,60441.4+12.9
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Coxheath and Hunton [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Adrian Brindle98240.4-0.6
Liberal Democrats Moria Walter97640.1-8.6
UKIP Duncan Spencer2419.9+9.9
Labour Ernest Small2329.5-0.7
Majority60.2
Turnout 2,43145.2+9.6
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
East [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democrats Patrick Sellar1,16747.6-6.6
Conservative Alan Warner72429.5-2.0
UKIP Anthony Robertson24910.2+6.8
Labour Ann Hall2269.2-1.7
Green James Shalice873.5+3.5
Majority44318.1-4.7
Turnout 2,45339.7+7.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Fant [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Merello D'Souza69333.5-2.2
Liberal Democrats Stephen Beerling61929.9-13.7
Conservative Margaret Leggat43721.1+4.6
UKIP Stephen Dean1979.5+5.4
Green Ian McDonald1215.9+5.9
Majority743.6
Turnout 2,06737.3+8.3
Labour hold Swing
Headcorn [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Ian Thick1,15363.6
Liberal Democrats Juliet Maddocks20611.4
UKIP Pamela O'Brien18110.0
Green Penelope Kemp1468.1
Labour Elizabeth Stevens1267.0
Majority94752.3
Turnout 1,81247.3+8.8
Conservative hold Swing
Heath [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democrats Peter Hooper67153.2
Conservative Scott Hahnefeld35828.4
Labour Brian Wood14211.3
UKIP Antony Whitehead917.2
Majority31324.8
Turnout 1,26235.4+9.1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
High Street [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democrats Denise Joy73441.7-6.1
Conservative Paul Butcher46926.7+2.1
Labour Leonard Burfield28216.0-3.6
UKIP Terence Kendall27415.6+7.6
Majority26515.1-8.1
Turnout 1,75930.5+8.5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Marden and Yalding [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Paddy Germain1,15449.6-12.7
Liberal Democrats Carol Jacques67228.9+10.6
UKIP Lisa Evans27511.8+7.0
Labour John Hughes2269.7-4.8
Majority48220.7-23.3
Turnout 2,32739.7+10.1
Conservative hold Swing
North [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democrats Jennifer Paterson99751.2-7.2
Conservative Carolyn Warner48625.0-1.1
UKIP Margaret Kendall21411.0+6.5
Labour Keith Adkinson1698.7-2.4
Green Jennifer Reid804.1+4.1
Majority51126.3-6.0
Turnout 1,94636.8+9.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
North Downs [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Daphne Parvin51659.5-4.3
UKIP Michael Bedwell13415.5+15.5
Liberal Democrats Jeanne Harwood13215.2-9.1
Labour Michael Casserley859.8-2.1
Majority38244.1+4.7
Turnout 86745.5+8.5
Conservative hold Swing
Park Wood [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour James Cook27130.4
Conservative Timothy Crockford24227.2
Liberal Democrats Robert Field21424.0
UKIP Stanley Dale16418.4
Majority293.3
Turnout 89128.2+7.3
Labour hold Swing
Shepway North [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Christopher Garland88142.1-0.3
Labour Julie Skinner61729.5-11.2
UKIP Michael George26612.7+8.6
Liberal Democrats Geoffry Samme23411.2-1.6
Green Stephen Muggeridge954.5+4.5
Majority26412.6+10.9
Turnout 2,09333.6+9.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Shepway South [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Kenneth Stevens45337.3
Conservative Charles Worsfold39032.1
UKIP Charles Richardson23119.0
Liberal Democrats Michael Shaw14011.5
Majority635.2
Turnout 1,21428.4+4.8
Labour hold Swing
South [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Lesley Polley1,07743.0+9.4
Liberal Democrats John Wilson96638.5+9.1
UKIP Michael Oakley28711.4+9.4
Labour Richard Coates1777.1+2.3
Majority1114.4+1.0
Turnout 2,50742.2+5.6
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

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References

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  2. "Local councils". Financial Times . 12 June 2004. p. 7.
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