2011 Maidstone Borough Council election

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2011 Maidstone Borough Council election
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  2010 5 May 2011 2012  

20 members
Turnout43%
 First partySecond party
 
LeaderChristopher GarlandFran Wilson
Party Conservative Liberal Democrat
Leader's seatn/aHigh Street
Seats before2823
Seats won126
Seats after3021
Seat changeIncrease2.svg2Decrease2.svg2

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Map of Borough Election Results 2011, Colour legend by wards won:
  Conservative party
  Liberal Democrats
  Independents
Wards in grey were not contested in 2011

Leader before election

Christopher Garland
Conservative

Leader-elect

Christopher Garland
Conservative

Elections to Maidstone Borough Council were held on 5 May 2011. One-third of the borough council (20 members) were up for election. Parish council elections and the national Alternative Vote referendum were held on the same day.

Elections to Maidstone Borough Council in Kent, United Kingdom are held each year to elect one-third of its members, followed by one year without election. Since the last boundary changes in 2002, 55 councillors have been elected from 26 wards.

2011 United Kingdom Alternative Vote referendum

The United Kingdom Alternative Vote referendum, also known as the UK-wide referendum on the Parliamentary voting system was held on Thursday 5 May 2011 in the United Kingdom (UK) to choose the method of electing MPs at subsequent general elections. It occurred as part of the Conservative–Liberal Democrat coalition agreement drawn up after the 2010 general election which had resulted in the first hung parliament since February 1974 and also indirectly in the aftermath of the 2009 expenses scandal. It operated under the provisions of the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011 and was the first national referendum to be held under provisions laid out in the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000.

Contents

Overall results

The Conservatives stayed in overall control of the council by gaining two seats. The Liberal Democrats lost two seats.

Maidstone Borough Council [1] [2]
PartyElected
Seats
Total
Seats
+/-
  Conservative Party 1230+2
  Liberal Democrats 621-2
Independent 240
Total2055
Valid Ballot Papers
Rejected Ballot Papers226
Ballot Papers Issued
Registered Electors87,445
Turnout43%

Ward results

Allington Ward (1) [3]
CandidatePartyVotes%
 Cynthia Robertson Liberal Democrats 1,34548.45%
 Barry Stephen Ginley Conservative Party 1,04837.75%
 Wendy Florence Hollands Labour Party 38313.80%
Total2,776100.00%
Rejected Ballot Papers9
Ballot Papers Issued2,785
Registered Electors5,518
Turnout50.47%
Bearsted Ward (2) [4]
CandidatePartyVotes%
(Total)
%
(Valid)
 Val Springett Conservative Party 1,75430.17%
 Mike Cuming Conservative Party 1,55526.75%
Pat Marshall Independent 1,39523.99%
 Jim Grogan Labour Party 4327.43%
 Gill Annan Labour Party 2814.83%
 Ciaran Dominic Oliver Green Party 2153.70%
 Sarah Ann Goodwin Green Party 1823.13%
Total5,814100.00%
Valid Ballot Papers
Rejected Ballot Papers36
Ballot Papers Issued
Registered Electors6,616
Turnout
Boxley Ward (1) [5]
CandidatePartyVotes%
 Malcolm Frank Greer Conservative Party 1,35050.89%
 Michael John Beckwith Labour Party 86232.49%
 John Peter Watson Liberal Democrats 2649.95%
 Penny Kemp Green Party 1776.67%
Total2,653100.00%
Rejected Ballot Papers12
Ballot Papers Issued2,665
Registered Electors6,446
Turnout41.34%
Coxheath & Hunton Ward (1) [6]
CandidatePartyVotes%
 Dennis Harold Collins Conservative Party 1,24746.51%
 David Michael Stamp Liberal Democrats 91534.13%
 Stella Marlyn Randall Labour Party 2659.88%
 Keith Clement Woollven UK Independence Party 1405.22%
 Robin James Kinrade Green Party 1144.25%
Total2,681100.00%
Rejected Ballot Papers12
Ballot Papers Issued2,693
Registered Electors5,754
Turnout46.80%
Detling & Thurnham Ward (1) [7]
CandidatePartyVotes%
 Nick de Wiggondene Conservative Party 62859.13%
Geoffrey Frank Licence Independent 29127.40%
 Paul Michael Blackmore Labour Party 14313.47%
Total1,062100.00%
Rejected Ballot Papers13
Ballot Papers Issued1,075
Registered Electors2,344
Turnout45.86%
Downswood & Otham Ward (1) [8]
CandidatePartyVotes%
Gordon William Newton Independent 45151.72%
 Gary Cooke Conservative Party 31035.55%
 Steve Gibson Labour Party 849.63%
 Andrew Crawford Waldie Green Party 273.10%
Total872100.00%
Rejected Ballot Papers4
Ballot Papers Issued876
Registered Electors2,107
Turnout41.58%
East Ward (2) [9]
CandidatePartyVotes%
(Total)
%
(Valid)
 David Sandru Naghi Liberal Democrats 1,28624.43%
 Martin Ashley Richard Cox Liberal Democrats 1,28124.34%
 Tony Dennison Conservative Party 1,01019.19%
 Scott Hahnefeld Conservative Party 85816.30%
 Bruce Henry Heald Labour Party 3166.00%
 Caroline Burns Green Party 2705.13%
 Hannah Margaret Patton Green Party 2424.60%
Total5,263100.00%
Valid Ballot Papers
Rejected Ballot Papers19
Ballot Papers Issued
Registered Electors6,500
Turnout
Fant Ward (1) [10]
CandidatePartyVotes%
 Alistair James Black Conservative Party 72729.60%
 Fran Smith Liberal Democrats 66126.91%
 Paul Harper Labour Party 54222.07%
 Stuart Robert Jeffery Green Party 52621.42%
Total2,456100.00%
Rejected Ballot Papers14
Ballot Papers Issued2,470
Registered Electors6,519
Turnout37.89%
Harrietsham & Lenham Ward (1) [11]
CandidatePartyVotes%
Tom Sams Independent 1,17555.32%
 Marino (Maz) Michaelas Conservative Party 82738.94%
 Jeanne Mary Gibson Labour Party 1225.74%
Total2,124100.00%
Rejected Ballot Papers9
Ballot Papers Issued2,133
Registered Electors4,396
Turnout48.52%
High Street Ward (1) [12]
CandidatePartyVotes%
 Fran Wilson Liberal Democrats 85341.45%
 Valerie Katharine Parker Conservative Party 53325.90%
 Marianna Romeojuliet Poliszczuk Labour Party 33316.18%
 Wendy Kathleen Lewis Green Party 1768.55%
 UK Independence Party UK Independence Party 1637.92%
Total2,058100.00%
Rejected Ballot Papers11
Ballot Papers Issued2,069
Registered Electors6,367
Turnout32.50%
Leeds Ward (1) [13]
CandidatePartyVotes%
 Peter James Dudley Parvin Conservative Party 62366.35%
Juliet Maria Maddocks Independent 18719.91%
 Maggie Lack Labour Party 12913.74%
Total939100.00%
Rejected Ballot Papers3
Ballot Papers Issued942
Registered Electors1,869
Turnout50.40%
Loose Ward (1) [14]
CandidatePartyVotes%
 Susan Jane Grigg Liberal Democrats 51950.49%
 Steve Sheppard Conservative Party 41340.18%
 Joshua Amos Labour Party 494.77%
 Denise Joy Hay Green Party 474.57%
Total1,028100.00%
Rejected Ballot Papers5
Ballot Papers Issued1,033
Registered Electors1,960
Turnout52.70%
Marden & Yalding Ward (1) [15]
CandidatePartyVotes%
 Annabelle Blackmore Conservative Party 1,61263.41%
 Carol Ann Jacques Liberal Democrats 42516.72%
 Edith Maud Davis Labour Party 31712.47%
 James Edward Shalice Green Party 1887.40%
Total2,542100.00%
Rejected Ballot Papers20
Ballot Papers Issued2,562
Registered Electors5,813
Turnout44.07%
North Ward (1) [16]
CandidatePartyVotes%
 Mervyn Dyke Warner Liberal Democrats 87138.29%
 Jeff Tree Conservative Party 78234.37%
 Keith Adkinson Labour Party 33014.51%
 Charles Richard Elliott UK Independence Party 1526.68%
 Derek Roy Eagle Green Party 1406.15%
Total2,275100.00%
Rejected Ballot Papers10
Ballot Papers Issued2,285
Registered Electors6,066
Turnout37.67%
Shepway North Ward (1) [17]
CandidatePartyVotes%
 Marion Ann Ring Conservative Party 1,13952.25%
 Geoff Harvey Labour Party 58927.02%
 Geoffrey Richard Samme Liberal Democrats 1938.85%
 Stephen Fraser Muggeridge Green Party 1577.20%
 Gary Butler British National Party 1024.68%
Total2,180100.00%
Rejected Ballot Papers8
Ballot Papers Issued2,188
Registered Electors6,504
Turnout33.64%
South Ward (1) [18]
CandidatePartyVotes%
 Mike Hogg Conservative Party 1,24245.15%
 John Wilson Liberal Democrats 1,17142.57%
 Richard John Coates Labour Party [19] 33812.29%
Total2,751100.00%
Rejected Ballot Papers20
Ballot Papers Issued2,771
Registered Electors6,258
Turnout44.28%
Staplehurst Ward (1) [20]
CandidatePartyVotes%
 Richard Lusty Conservative Party 1,21164.59%
 John Edward Randall Labour Party 28815.36%
 Ralph Frederick Austin Liberal Democrats 22812.16%
 Ian Francis Stewart McDonald Green Party 1487.89%
Total1,875100.00%
Rejected Ballot Papers15
Ballot Papers Issued1,890
Registered Electors4,349
Turnout43.46%
Sutton Valence & Langley Ward (1) [21]
CandidatePartyVotes%
 Paulina Annette Veronica Stockell Conservative Party 73573.28%
 Jean Harvey Labour Party 15615.55%
 Susan Austin Liberal Democrats 11211.17%
Total1,003100.00%
Rejected Ballot Papers6
Ballot Papers Issued1,009
Registered Electors2,059
Turnout49.00%

References & notes

  1. "Maidstone Borough Council Local Election 2011 - Thursday 5th May, 2011". Maidstone Borough Council.
  2. "England council elections". BBC News . 6 May 2011.
  3. "Election results for Allington Ward". Maidstone Borough Council.
  4. "Election results for Bearsted Ward". Maidstone Borough Council.
  5. "Election results for Boxley Ward". Maidstone Borough Council.
  6. "Election results for Coxheath and Hunton Ward". Maidstone Borough Council.
  7. "Election results for Detling and Thurnham Ward". Maidstone Borough Council.
  8. "Election results for Downswood and Otham Ward". Maidstone Borough Council.
  9. "Election results for East Ward". Maidstone Borough Council.
  10. "Election results for Fant Ward". Maidstone Borough Council.
  11. "Election results for Harrietsham and Lenham Ward". Maidstone Borough Council.
  12. "Election results for High Street Ward". Maidstone Borough Council.
  13. "Election results for Leeds Ward". Maidstone Borough Council.
  14. "Election results for Loose Ward". Maidstone Borough Council.
  15. "Election results for Marden and Yalding Ward". Maidstone Borough Council.
  16. "Election results for North Ward". Maidstone Borough Council.
  17. "Election results for Shepway North Ward". Maidstone Borough Council.
  18. "Election results for South Ward". Maidstone Borough Council.
  19. Labour and Co-operative Party
  20. "Election results for Staplehurst Ward". Maidstone Borough Council.
  21. "Election results for Sutton Valence and Langley Ward". Maidstone Borough Council.

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