2010 Maidstone Borough Council election

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Map of the results of the 2010 Maidstone council election. Conservatives in blue and Liberal Democrats in yellow. Wards in grey were not contested in 2010. Maidstone 2010 election map.png
Map of the results of the 2010 Maidstone council election. Conservatives in blue and Liberal Democrats in yellow. Wards in grey were not contested in 2010.

The 2010 Maidstone Borough Council election took place on 6 May 2010 to elect members of Maidstone Borough Council in Kent, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council. [1]

Contents

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result

The results saw the Conservatives hold control of the council after winning half of the seats being elected. [3] This meant the Conservatives remained on 28 seats, while the Liberal Democrats gained 2 to hold 23 seats. [3] [4] Meanwhile, 2 independents lost seats, meaning there were 4 independents on the council after the election. [4] Overall turnout in the election was 66%. [5]

The Liberal Democrats gained 3 seats from the Conservatives in the wards of Bridge, East and South, including defeating the cabinet member for leisure and Conservative deputy leader, Brian Moss, in Bridge. [4] However the Conservatives took a seat back from the Liberal Democrats in Park Wood and the Conservatives also gained 2 seats from independents. [4] The Conservatives gains from independents came in Bearsted and Shepway South, with the independent group leader, Pat Marshall, losing in Bearsted. [4]

Maidstone Local Election Result 2010 [6] [2]
PartySeatsGainsLossesNet gain/lossSeats %Votes %Votes+/−
  Conservative 933050.043.528,266-6.2%
  Liberal Democrats 931+250.036.023,390+3.3%
  Independent 002-205.73,710+1.7%
  Labour 000009.56,182+2.8%
  Green 000003.92,540-2.1%
  UKIP 000001.2762+0.4%
  National Front 000000.2146+0.2%

Ward results

Allington [6]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democrats Dan Doley2,70563.3+3.7
Conservative Andrew Lehegarat1,17827.6-2.4
Labour Marianna Poliszczuk2926.8+2.3
Green Rebecca Matthews1002.3-0.1
Majority1,52735.7+6.1
Turnout 4,275
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Bearsted [6]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Heather Langley2,54650.4-24.3
Independent Pat Marshall1,76835.0+35.0
Labour Jim Grogan53910.7+10.7
Green Ciaran Oliver1963.9-2.9
Majority77815.4-40.7
Turnout 5,049
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Boxley [6]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Derek Butler2,79660.2-18.6
Liberal Democrats John Watson1,06422.9+7.2
Labour Steve Gibson61813.3+13.3
Green John Aust1653.6-2.1
Majority1,73237.3-25.8
Turnout 4,643
Conservative hold Swing
Bridge [6]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democrats David Pickett1,34546.2+3.5
Conservative Brian Moss1,18140.6-4.2
Labour Bruce Heald2699.2+2.5
Green Robin Kinrade1174.0-1.9
Majority1645.6
Turnout 2,912
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Coxheath and Hunton [6]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democrats Brian Mortimer2,39458.1+12.7
Conservative Simon Elliott1,48035.9-15.0
UKIP Keith Woolven1623.9+3.9
Green Andrew Waldie852.1+2.1
Majority91422.2
Turnout 4,121
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
East [6]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democrats Jane Naghi2,32452.8-3.9
Conservative Scott Hahnefeld1,45833.1-4.3
Labour Patrick Coates2806.4+6.4
UKIP Gareth Kendall2255.1+5.1
Green Sandra McDowell1162.6-3.3
Majority86619.7
Turnout 4,403
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Fant [6]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democrats Steve Beerling1,70443.6+16.0
Conservative James Cook1,34434.4+1.1
Green Stuart Jeffery48012.3-3.7
Labour Keith Adkinson3829.8-13.3
Majority3609.2
Turnout 3,910
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Harrietsham and Lenham [6]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative John Barned1,45146.4+5.8
Independent Janetta Sams1,39444.6-1.2
Labour Gill Annan2809.0+9.0
Majority571.8
Turnout 3,125
Conservative hold Swing
Headcorn [6]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Jenny Gibson1,92267.3+0.6
Liberal Democrats Geoffrey Samme39513.8+13.8
Green Penny Kemp29210.2-23.1
Labour Christine Edwards-Daem2458.6+8.6
Majority1,52753.5+20.1
Turnout 2,854
Conservative hold Swing
Heath [6]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democrats Jenni Sharp1,11441.2-4.2
Conservative Nick de Wiggondene1,03538.3-3.5
Labour Wendy Hollands29610.9+4.2
Independent Carol Vizzard1726.4+6.4
Green Hannah Patton873.2-2.9
Majority792.9-0.7
Turnout 2,704
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
High Street [6]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democrats Clive English1,79351.5+7.6
Conservative Paul Butcher1,08531.2-5.1
Labour Richard Coates3149.0+0.0
UKIP Frank Stanford1815.2-0.3
Green Wendy Lewis1103.2-2.1
Majority70820.3+12.7
Turnout 3,483
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Marden and Yalding [6]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Rodd Nelson-Gracie2,39558.3-14.6
Liberal Democrats Carol Jacques1,21529.6+14.1
Labour Edith Davis3358.2-3.4
Green James Shalice1644.0+4.0
Majority1,18028.7-28.7
Turnout 4,109
Conservative hold Swing
North [6]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democrats Tony Harwood1,97852.1-7.3
Conservative Jeff Tree1,22532.2-0.2
Labour Sally Wilcox2997.9+7.9
UKIP Charles Elliott1945.1+5.1
Green Derek Eagle1042.7-5.6
Majority75319.8-7.2
Turnout 3,800
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Park Wood [6]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative David Burton79039.8+8.6
Liberal Democrats Daniel Moriarty71536.0-18.1
Labour Mick Beckwith35617.9+3.1
Independent Stella Stevens773.9+3.9
Green Joan Langrick482.4+2.4
Majority753.8
Turnout 1,986
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Shepway North [6]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Mike Yates1,65145.0-15.6
Liberal Democrats Joseph Mullen85123.2+11.0
Labour Geoff Harvey75420.6-0.2
National Front Gary Butler1464.0+4.0
Green Ainsley Francis1333.6-3.7
Independent Jon Hicks1323.6-2.7
Majority80021.8-18.0
Turnout 3,667
Conservative hold Swing
Shepway South [6]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Adrian Brindle92839.1-12.8
Liberal Democrats Ken Stevens64927.3+11.2
Labour Peter Edwards-Daem63226.6-5.4
Independent Sheena Williams1677.0+7.0
Majority27911.7-8.2
Turnout 2,376
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
South [6]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democrats Derek Mortimer2,06247.0-1.2
Conservative Alan Chell1,89543.2-4.4
Labour John Morgan2916.6+2.4
Green Daniel Broad1413.2+3.2
Majority1673.8+3.1
Turnout 4,389
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Staplehurst [6]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Eric Hotson1,90659.7-10.4
Liberal Democrats Steven Williams1,08233.9+17.1
Green Ian McDonald2026.3+6.3
Majority82425.8-27.5
Turnout 3,190
Conservative hold Swing

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