2019 Swale Borough Council election

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Elections were held in Swale Borough Council in England as part of the United Kingdom local elections on 2 May 2019. [1]

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Results summary

Map showing the political makeup of each ward following the 2019 Swale Borough Council election. Swale UK ward map 2019.svg
Map showing the political makeup of each ward following the 2019 Swale Borough Council election.
2019 Swale Borough Council election
PartySeatsGainsLossesNet gain/lossSeats %Votes %Votes+/−
  Conservative 16016Decrease2.svg 1634.034.120,146-5.0
  Labour 1170Increase2.svg 723.423.714,022+2.2
 Swale Independents10100Increase2.svg 1021.320.111,850New
  Liberal Democrats 550Increase2.svg 510.69.75,708+7.2
  Green 220Increase2.svg 24.35.73,345+2.8
  Independent 200Steady2.svg4.34.62,737-0.7
  UKIP 108Decrease2.svg 82.11.0611-27.3
 Others000Steady2.svg0.01.1670+0.8

Ward results

Abbey

Abbey
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democrats Hannah Perkin 760 45
Liberal Democrats Denise Knights 641 38
Conservative James Copland29718
Conservative Mark Evans28517
Labour Trevor Payne28017
Labour Anne Salmon22814
UKIP Jess Valentine18611
Independent Anita Walker16710
Green Phil Wyard16710
Green Henry Stanton1469
Majority
Turnout
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Bobbing, Iwade & Lower Halstow

Bobbing, Iwade & Lower Halstow
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Swale IndependentsCorrie Woodford 852 59
Conservative Roger Clark 570 39
Conservative Tyrone Ripley43730
Labour Paul Hurd30521
Majority
Turnout
Swale Independents gain from Conservative
Conservative hold Swing

Borden & Grove Park

Borden & Grove Park
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Swale IndependentsMike Baldock 1,640 80
Conservative Nicholas Hampshire 712 35
Labour Geoff Broughton58128
Majority
Turnout
Swale Independents gain from UKIP
Conservative hold Swing

Boughton & Courtenay

Boughton & Courtenay
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Green Alastair Gould 915 44
Green Tim Valentine 825 40
Swale IndependentsJeff Tutt67833
Conservative Andrew Bowles62130
Conservative Ian Henderson41620
Independent George Bobbin28714
Majority
Turnout
Green gain from Conservative Swing
Green gain from Conservative Swing

Chalkwell

Chalkwell
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Ghlin Whelan 397 68
Conservative Richard Allsep18432
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

East Downs

East Downs
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative David Simmons 424 46
Swale IndependentsDave Austin16117
Green Angela Stoddart15917
Labour Jennifer Reeves9811
Liberal Democrats Kris Garsed819
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Hartlip, Newington & Upchurch

Hartlip, Newington & Upchurch
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Swale IndependentsRichard Palmer 1,135 63
Conservative Alan Horton 641 36
Conservative John Wright59833
Labour Amy Leggatt30217
Majority
Turnout
Swale Independents gain from Conservative
Conservative hold Swing

Homewood

Homewood
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Roger Truelove 1,166 71
Labour Simon Clark 1,045 64
Conservative Gareth Randall43827
Conservative Danielle Hoynes42226
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Kemsley

Kemsley
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Swale IndependentsDerek Carnell 570 50
Conservative Michael Dendor 429 38
Conservative Samuel Koffie-Williams34030
Labour Andy Cooper27324
Liberal Democrats Mary Zeng20418
Majority
Turnout
Swale Independents gain from Conservative
Conservative hold Swing

Milton Regis

Milton Regis
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Tony Winckless 635 52
Labour Steve Davey 446 36
Swale IndependentsJason Clinch43435
Conservative Darryl Brown24420
Conservative Sylvia Marin17114
Liberal Democrats Alexander Stennings1038
Majority
Turnout
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour hold Swing

Minster Cliffs

Minster Cliffs
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Swale IndependentsRichard Darby 943 53
Conservative Ken Pugh 690 39
Conservative Ken Ingleton 646 36
Conservative Andy Booth61335
Green Sam Collins41323
Labour Tom Nundy29317
Majority
Turnout
Swale Independents gain from UKIP
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Murston

Murston
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Swale IndependentsJames Hall 705 57
Conservative Ann Hampshire 314 25
Labour Ashley Wise29724
Labour Richard Raycraft27522
Independent Stephen Young22718
Liberal Democrats Rosemary Madgwick12410
Majority
Turnout
Swale Independents gain from UKIP
Conservative hold Swing

Priory

Priory
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democrats Benjamin Martin 382 52
Conservative Andy Culham21529
Labour Jennifer Hamilton8612
Green Peter Hutchinson557
Majority
Turnout
Liberal Democrats gain from Independent Swing

Queenborough & Halfway

Queenborough & Halfway
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Cameron Beart 758 54
Conservative Pete Marchington 658 47
Conservative Simon Fowle 626 45
Labour Matt Brown47534
Labour Mike Rolfe42330
Centre ProgressiveDarren Bullen34024
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative gain from UKIP

Roman

Roman
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Tim Gibson 810 58
Labour Ken Rowles 739 53
Conservative Sarah Aldridge57841
Conservative Dannis McFarlane42531
Majority
Turnout
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from UKIP Swing

Sheerness

Sheerness
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Independent Lee McCall 807 46
Labour Angela Harrison 783 44
Labour Mark Ellen 684 39
Labour Nicola Nelson63036
Conservative Steve Ritchie41023
Conservative Lee-Anne Moore32618
Conservative Ian Driscoll31618
Majority
Turnout
Independent gain from UKIP Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Sheppey Central

Sheppey Central
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Swale IndependentsElliott Jayes 1,019 62
Conservative Peter MacDonald 488 30
Conservative Pete Neal 461 28
Green Chris Shipley38323
Labour Paul Steele33921
Monster Raving Loony Mad Mike Young33020
Conservative Trudi Nicholls32520
Majority
Turnout
Swale Independents gain from UKIP
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Sheppey East

Sheppey East
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Swale IndependentsBill Tatton 472 41
UKIP Mini Nissanga 425 37
Conservative Tina Booth37633
Conservative Lynd Taylor33929
Labour Co-op Gill Smith18916
Majority
Turnout
Swale Independents gain from Conservative
UKIP hold Swing

St. Ann's

St. Ann's
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Carole Jackson 695 41
Labour Julian Saunders 621 37
Conservative Mike Cosgrove56934
Liberal Democrats Kris Barker50430
Conservative Nigel Kay49729
Liberal Democrats Peter Cook43426
Majority
Turnout
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Teynham & Lynsted

Teynham & Lynsted
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Lloyd Bowen 640 42
Conservative Mike Whiting 495 33
Swale IndependentsHari Johnston49032
Swale IndependentsColin Hopper41928
Green Janet Bott28219
Labour Ambrose Nwodoh25917
Liberal Democrats Carol Morris1359
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

The Meads

The Meads
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative James Hunt 355 56
Swale IndependentsMichael Page27744
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Watling

Watling
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democrats Ben Martin 1,139 59
Liberal Democrats Eddie Thomas 1,093 57
Conservative Jane Hawkins57130
Conservative Geoff Wade52727
Labour Gareth Reeves27114
Majority
Turnout
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

West Downs

West Downs
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Independent Monique Bonney 899 87
Conservative Christine Coles13513
Majority
Turnout
Independent hold Swing

Woodstock

Woodstock
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Swale IndependentsPaul Stephen 1,011 28
Swale IndependentsSarah Stephen 1,004 28
Conservative Kane Blackwell46613
Conservative Lee Burgess42412
Independent Ash Bull35010
Labour Shelley Cheesman2206
Liberal Democrats Brenda Hammond612
Liberal Democrats Brian Johnson471
Majority
Turnout
Swale Independents gain from Conservative
Swale Independents gain from Conservative

By-elections between 2019 and 2023

Sheerness

A by-election was held in Sheerness on 6 May 2021 after the death of Labour councillor Mark Ellen. [2] The seat was gained for the Conservative Party by Oliver Marcus Eakin with a majority of 144 votes over Labour Party candidate Nicola Nelson.

Sheerness by-election 6 May 2021
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Oliver Marcus Eakin64841.4
Labour Nicola Nelson50432.2
Green Sam Collins20913.3
Swale IndependentsDolley Jean White20112.8
Majority144
Turnout 1,56219
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Changes between 2019 and 2023

In October 2020, Cllr Denise Knights (Abbey Ward) and Cllr Ben A Martin (Priory Ward) resigned the Liberal Democrat whip and joined the Independent Group.

Labour councillor Mark Ellen (Sheerness) died suddenly on 18 February 2021. [3] At the consequent by-election on 6 May 2021 the Conservative Party gained the seat. New councillor Oliver Eakin.

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References

  1. https://www.swale.gov.uk/swale-election-results/#boroughelections
  2. Nurden, John (7 May 2021). "Conservatives win Sheerness by-election to take seat from Labour". Kent Online. Retrieved 8 May 2021.
  3. "Tributes paid to Sheerness councillor Mark Ellen after sudden death". Kent Online. Retrieved 2021-02-25.