2006 Maidstone Borough Council election

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Map of the results of the 2006 Maidstone council election. Conservatives in blue, Liberal Democrats in yellow, Labour in red and independent in white. Wards in grey were not contested in 2006. Maidstone 2006 election map.png
Map of the results of the 2006 Maidstone council election. Conservatives in blue, Liberal Democrats in yellow, Labour in red and independent in white. Wards in grey were not contested in 2006.

The 2006 Maidstone Borough Council election took place on 4 May 2006 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 the Conservatives were the largest party on the council with 24 seats, compared to 20 Liberal Democrat, 8 Labour and 3 independent councillors. [3] 18 seats were contested in the election, with the Conservatives the only party to contest every seat. [3] Labour had 15 candidates, the Liberal Democrats 14, Green party 6, United Kingdom Independence Party 4 and there were 3 independent candidates. [3] Both the Liberal Democrat leader of the council, Mick Stevens, and the Labour group leader, Daniel Murphy, stood down at the election, while the Conservative and Independent group leaders, Eric Hotson and Pat Marshall, defended Staplehurst and Bearsted wards respectively. [3]

Election result

The results saw the Conservatives make the 4 gains they required to win a majority, but fall a seat short after also losing one seat. [4] This meant the council remained under no overall control as it had been since 1983, with the Conservatives on 27 seats, the Liberal Democrats on 19, Labour 6 and there were 3 independents. [4] Overall turnout in the election was 37.3%. [3]

Maidstone Local Election Result 2006 [3] [5]
PartySeatsGainsLossesNet gain/lossSeats %Votes %Votes+/−
  Conservative 941+350.046.716,102+6.6%
  Liberal Democrats 612-133.330.710,579-0.8%
  Labour 202-211.111.23,859-2.3%
  Independent 10005.65.61,928+3.6%
  Green 000004.51,542+3.0%
  UKIP 000001.4495-9.5%

Ward results

Allington [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democrats Daniel Daley1,56262.6+10.1
Conservative Jeffery Curwood65326.2+1.6
Labour Marianna Poliszczuk1496.0-4.0
UKIP Gareth Kendall1305.2-7.8
Majority90936.4+8.5
Turnout 2,49441.7-2.7
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Bearsted [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Independent Patricia Marshall1,45948.6+48.6
Conservative Michael Cuming1,23841.3-19.3
Labour Jeanne Gibson1695.6-5.0
Green Edward Wallace1354.5+4.5
Majority2217.4
Turnout 3,00142.5-2.0
Independent hold Swing
Boxley [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Derek Butler1,34965.7+20.5
Liberal Democrats Sheila Chittenden48923.8-8.2
Labour Frances Brown21510.5+2.5
Majority86041.9+28.6
Turnout 2,05328.6-9.7
Conservative hold Swing
Bridge [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Brian Moss65943.4+5.7
Liberal Democrats Alan Cocks57337.7-3.1
Green Stuart Jeffery16610.9+10.9
Labour Keith Adkinson1228.0-4.5
Majority865.7
Turnout 1,52033.2-8.2
Conservative hold Swing
Coxheath and Hunton [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democrats Brian Mortimer1,21248.1+8.0
Conservative John Wilson1,17546.7+6.3
Labour Michael Casserley1315.2-4.3
Majority371.5
Turnout 2,51842.1-3.1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
East [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Mark Wooding1,37151.6+22.1
Liberal Democrats Ian Chittenden99937.6-10.0
Labour Michael Beckwith1806.8-2.4
UKIP Anthony Robertson1054.0-6.2
Majority37214.0
Turnout 2,65538.6-0.9
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Fant [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democrats Stephen Beerling65637.3+7.4
Conservative Jamie Devlin46026.1+5.0
Labour Patrick Coates30117.1-16.4
Green Ian McDonald22312.7+6.8
Independent Carol Vizzard1206.8+6.8
Majority19611.1
Turnout 1,76029.3-8.0
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Harrietsham and Lenham [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative David Marshall1,07957.5+13.1
Labour Tom Sams79742.5-2.1
Majority28215.0
Turnout 1,87641.1+1.3
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Headcorn [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Jenefer Gibson1,09460.9-2.7
Green Penelope Kemp70139.1+31.0
Majority39321.9-30.4
Turnout 1,79541.9-5.4
Conservative hold Swing
Heath [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democrats Julia Batt66448.8-4.4
Conservative Helen Aronson58543.0+14.6
Labour Margaret Taylor1118.2-3.1
Majority795.8-19.0
Turnout 1,36033.4-2.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
High Street [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democrats Clive English73746.2+4.5
Conservative Mark Mears54534.2+7.5
Labour Edith Davis20012.5-3.5
UKIP John Stanford1127.0-8.6
Majority19212.0-3.1
Turnout 1,59425.0-5.5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Marden and Yalding [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Roderick Nelson-Gracie1,47572.4+22.8
Liberal Democrats Geoffrey Samme56127.6-1.3
Majority91444.9+24.2
Turnout 2,03635.5-4.2
Conservative hold Swing
North [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democrats Tony Harwood1,07757.4+6.2
Conservative Derek Nicholson53028.2+3.2
Green James Shalice1417.5+3.4
Labour Richard Coates1296.9-1.8
Majority54729.1+2.8
Turnout 1,87733.4-3.4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Park Wood [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Daniel Moriarty31534.9+4.5
Liberal Democrats Robert Field30834.1+10.1
Conservative Robert Hinder27930.9+3.7
Majority70.8-2.5
Turnout 90228.7+0.5
Labour hold Swing
Shepway North [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Michael Yates87047.5+5.4
Labour John Hughes43623.8-5.7
Independent Gillian Annan34919.1+19.1
Green Stephen Muggeridge1769.6+5.1
Majority43423.7+11.1
Turnout 1,83129.9-3.7
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Shepway South [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Anthony Hull39737.1-0.2
Conservative Charles Worsfold38636.0+3.9
UKIP Stephen Dean14813.8-5.2
Liberal Democrats Michael Shaw14013.1+1.6
Majority111.0-4.2
Turnout 1,07125.2-3.2
Labour hold Swing
South [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Bruce Pollington1,26950.1+7.1
Liberal Democrats Malcolm Luxton1,26649.9+11.4
Majority30.1-4.3
Turnout 2,53542.1-0.1
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Staplehurst [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Eric Hotson1,08566.7+2.8
Liberal Democrats Thomas Burnham33520.6-3.1
Labour Alan Rimmer20712.7+0.3
Majority75046.1+5.9
Turnout 1,62736.3+6.3
Conservative hold Swing

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