2015 Swale Borough Council election

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An election was held in Swale Borough Council in England as part of the United Kingdom local elections on 7 May 2015. [1] All 47 seats were up for election under new ward boundaries.

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The party results were as follows: Conservative Party (UK) 32, UK Independence Party 9, Labour Party (UK) 4, Independent politician 2.

Ward Results

Abbey (2 Seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Anita Walker83918
Conservative Bryan Mulhern79917
Labour Trevor Raymond Payne65914
Labour Frances Rehal51311
Independent Sue Akhurst44810
Green Tina Jane Hagger3898
UKIP Andrea Mckenna3658
Green Gary Miller3317
Independent Gulliver Immink3057
Majority
Turnout 4,64863.0
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Bobbing, Iwade and Lower Halstow (2 Seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Ben Stokes1,33632
Conservative Duncan Dewar-Whalley1,29531
UKIP Lloyd George Chapman88121
Labour Nigel Randell65616
Majority
Turnout 4,16873.1
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Borden and Grove Park (2 Seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Nicholas Hampshire1,40328
UKIP Mike Baldock1,34427
Conservative Gareth Randall1,02421
UKIP Pat Kazim62313
Labour Margaret Cooper52911
Majority
Turnout 4,92367.9
Conservative hold Swing
UKIP gain from Conservative Swing
Boughton and Courtenay (2 Seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Andrew Bowles1,53527
Conservative George Bobbin1,43425
UKIP Eve Martin67612
Independent Jeff Tutt57910
Labour Valerie Janet Collman5189
Green Tim Valentine4799
Labour Ashok Kumar Rehal4037
Majority
Turnout 5,62472.8
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Chalkwell
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Ghlin Whelan51844
Conservative Sylvia Bennett36631
UKIP Paul Ian Gebbie24221
Liberal Democrats Anthea Mary Spurling444
Majority
Turnout 1,17059.8
Labour hold Swing
East Downs
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Colin Prescott1,02764
Labour Barry William Hefferon29418
Green Huw Maelor Jones27417
Majority
Turnout 1,59575.2
Conservative hold Swing
Hartlip, Newington and Upchurch (2 Seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Gerry Lewin1,67132
Conservative John Wright1,22623
UKIP Richard Palmer1,07020
UKIP Helen Walker79815
Labour Simon Clark53410
Majority
Turnout 5,29973.4
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Homewood (2 Seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Alan Campbell Horton1,17122
Labour Roger Truelove1,05220
Labour Richard Raycraft98319
Conservative Danielle Marie Smith96018
UKIP Christine Palmer79715
Liberal Democrats Brenda Hammond2956
Majority
Turnout 5,25869.2
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Labour hold Swing
Kemsley (2 Seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Susan Ann Gent1,11825
Conservative Mike Dendor1,03123
UKIP Derek William Carnell95222
Labour Andy Cooper56113
Labour Libby McCusker55613
Liberal Democrats Mary Zeng1944
Majority
Turnout 4,41261.9
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Milton Regis (2 Seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Roger Gordon Clark99327
UKIP Katy Coleman84923
Labour Adam Tolhurst84523
Labour Tony Winckless75420
Liberal Democrats David Spurling2527
Majority
Turnout 3,69359.6
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
UKIP gain from Labour Swing
Minster Cliffs (3 Seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
UKIP Adrian Crowther1,55223
Conservative Andy Booth1,52823
Conservative Ken Pugh1,47922
Conservative Heather Thomas-Pugh1,21718
Labour Libby Tucker86413
Majority
Turnout 6,64065.8
UKIP gain from Conservative Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Murston (2 Seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Samuel Koffie-Williams89228
UKIP James Hall87628
Labour Ken Rowles62120
Labour Paul Wilson46615
Liberal Democrats Rosemary Madgwick32410
Majority
Turnout 3,17954.5
Conservative hold Swing
UKIP gain from Labour Swing
Priory
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Independent Michael Scott Henderson61050
Conservative Andrew Culham35629
Labour Janet Elizabeth Miall19616
Green Helen Eileen Miller615
Majority
Turnout 1,22362.5
Independent hold Swing
Queenborough and Halfway (3 Seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
UKIP Richard Darby1,51125
Conservative Cameron Beart1,23020
Conservative Peter Marchington1,11518
Labour Mick Cole81013
Labour Rikki Cole67111
Labour Terry Purvis5188
Independent Eddie Johnson2584
Majority
Turnout 6,11362.9
UKIP gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Roman (2 Seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Sarah Aldridge1,21126
UKIP Paul Fleming1,00821
Labour Georgie Jessiman96420
Conservative Dawn Louise Gale78417
Labour Martin McCusker74016
Majority
Turnout 4,70761.4
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
UKIP gain from Labour Swing
Sheerness (3 Seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
UKIP Mick Galvin1,56222
Labour Angela Harrison1,31518
Labour Mark Ellen1,14916
Labour Steve Worrall1,10615
Conservative John Dewey1,05415
Conservative Andrew James Scott74210
Liberal Democrats David Kemp2784
Majority
Turnout 7,20652.1
UKIP gain from Labour Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Sheppey Central (3 Seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Tina Booth1,22716
UKIP June Garrad1,20316
Conservative Ken Ingleton1,15215
UKIP David Lloyd Jones1,10815
Conservative Peter Macdonald98713
Labour Alan Henley7049
Labour Pat Wiggins6479
Independent Elliott Matthew Jayes2513
Monster Raving Loony Mad Mike Young2303
Majority
Turnout 7,50960.8
Conservative hold Swing
UKIP hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Sheppey East (2 Seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
UKIP Padmini Nissanga108932
Conservative Lesley Ingham81524
Conservative Pat Sandle68020
Labour Mark Tucker33610
Labour Matt Wheatcroft2738
Independent Geoff Partis2056
Majority
Turnout 3,39861.3
UKIP gain from Conservative Swing
Conservative hold Swing
St Ann's (2 Seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Mike Cosgrove109622
Conservative Nigel Kay87918
Labour Paul Durkin66314
Labour Carole Hannah Jackson61413
UKIP Shelley Wilson4519
Green Gavin Alastair Eugene McGregor3277
Independent Mark Hinton3187
Independent Paul John Cumberland3056
Green Juman Simaan2235
Majority
Turnout 4,87668.7
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Teynham and Lynsted (2 Seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Lloyd Bowen1,68040
Conservative Mike Whiting99023
UKIP Trevor Howard Fentiman87821
Labour Philip Dangerfield69116
Majority
Turnout 4,23968.5
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
The Meads
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative James Christopher Hunt72254
UKIP Matthew Palmer35426
Labour Karen Watson26720
Majority
Turnout 1,34364.3
Conservative hold Swing
Watling Ward (2 Seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative David Simmons130723
Conservative Ted Wilcox126022
UKIP Warren George Wilson111920
Labour Catherine Read80614
Labour Anna Hefferon70712
Green Viv Moore4869
Majority
Turnout 5,68574.2
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
West Downs
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Independent Monique Bonney83851
Conservative Keith Ferrin80749
Majority
Turnout 1,64578.7
Independent hold Swing
Woodstock Ward (2 Seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Derek Conway160427
Conservative George Samuel123821
UKIP Lee Burgess76213
UKIP Ian Davison69212
Labour James Beer4738
Labour Shelley Cheesman4588
Liberal Democrats Ann McLean3326
Independent Sue Senior1843
Independent Allyson Spicer1523
Majority
Turnout 5,89574.7
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

By-elections between 2015 and 2019

Milton Regis

A by-election was held in Milton Regis on 3 August 2017 after the death of UKIP councillor Katy Coleman. [2] The seat was gained for Labour by former councillor Tony Winckless with a majority of 318 votes over Conservative candidate Kane Roy Blackwell.

Milton Regis by-election 3 August 2017
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Tony Winckless57353.7
Conservative Kane Roy Blackwell25523.9
UKIP Richard Frank Palmer15114.1
Liberal Democrats Tony Clark868.0
Majority318
Turnout 1,06623.4
Labour gain from UKIP Swing

Sheppey East

A by-election was held in Sheppey East on 3 May 2018 after the resignation of Conservative councillor Lesley Ingham. The seat was held for the Conservatives by Lynd Ernest Taylor with a majority of 184 votes over Labour candidate Gill Smith.

Sheppey East by-election 3 May 2018
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Lynd Ernest Taylor52246.5
Labour Gillian Barbara Smith33830.1
UKIP Sunatha Nissanga23520.9
Liberal Democrats Marc Justin Wilson232.0
Majority184
Turnout 1,12126.5
Conservative hold Swing

Changes between 2015 and 2019

UKIP councillor Katy Coleman (Milton Regis) died suddenly on 30 May 2017. [3] At the consequent by-election on 3 August 2017 Labour gained the seat. New councillor Tony Winckless.

Conservative councillor Lesley Ingham (Sheppey East) resigned her seat in March 2018. [4] At the consequent by-election on 3 May 2018 the Conservatives held the seat. New councillor Lynd Taylor.

In April 2018, all 8 remaining UKIP councillors chose to sit as 'The Swale Group'. [5] This was reduced by one on the 7 April 2019 when former UKIP councillor Padmini Nissanga (Sheppey East) was expelled from The Swale Group following accusations of racism and now sits as an Independent [6]

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