2019 Thanet District Council election

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2019 Thanet District Council election
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  2015 2 May 20192024 

56 seats to Thanet District Council
28 seats needed for a majority
Turnout30.15% [1]
 First partySecond partyThird party
 
Leadern/a
Party Conservative Labour Independent
Leader's seatn/a
Last election1841
Seats after25208
Seat changeIncrease2.svg7Increase2.svg16Increase2.svg7

 Fourth partyFifth party
 
Party Green UKIP
Last election033
Seats after30
Seat changeIncrease2.svg3Decrease2.svg33

Council control before election

No Overall Control

Council control after election

No Overall Control

Elections to Thanet District Council took place on Thursday 2 May 2019, alongside other local elections across the country and parish council elections across Thanet. [2] The result saw the Conservative party return to being the largest party on the council, after UKIP formed a majority then split into groups. [1] [3] [4] The Labour party also became the second largest party on the council. Labour gained the most seats in Thanet over any council area in the country. [5]

Contents

Initially after the 2019 election, the Conservative party led the council with a minority [6] - however, after a vote of no confidence in October 2019, Labour now operate a confidence-and-supply arrangement with the Greens and Thanet Independents. [7]

Results summary

2019 Thanet District Council election
PartySeatsGainsLossesNet gain/lossSeats %Votes %Votes+/−
  Conservative 2592Increase2.svg 744.638.125,106
  Labour 20160Increase2.svg 1635.730.620,112
  Thanet Independent 770Increase2.svg 712.59.86,426
  Green 330Increase2.svg 35.49.26,046
  Independent 111Steady2.svg1.84.32,824
  Liberal Democrats 000Steady2.svg0.05.83,798
  UKIP 0033Decrease2.svg 330.01.4940
  Women's Equality 000Steady2.svg0.00.5317
  For Britain 000Steady2.svg0.00.4255

Ward results

Beacon Road

Beacon Road
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Paul Moore 368 35.0
Labour Aram Rawf 363 34.5
Labour Jane Lee-Hopkinson353
Conservative Charlie Leys323
Thanet Independent John Buckley26024.7
Thanet Independent Hazel Slater230
Liberal Democrats Ian Ellard605.7
Majority
Turnout
Conservative gain from UKIP Swing
Labour hold Swing

Birchington North

Birchington North
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Simon Day 739 52.4
Conservative Keith Coleman-Cooke 666
Green Karen Roper42330.0
Labour Jill Britcher24717.5
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Birchington South

Birchington South
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Linda Wright 743 37.7
Conservative Phil Fellows 720
Conservative George Kup 714
Independent Suzanne Brimm61631.3
Liberal Democrats Robert Wright31415.9
Labour Richard Lockwood29815.1
Majority
Turnout
Conservative gain from UKIP Swing
Conservative gain from UKIP Swing
Conservative gain from UKIP Swing

Bradstowe

Bradstowe
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Jill Bayford 619 42.5
Conservative David Parsons 577
Green Mel Winter32522.3
Labour Jemima Brown30921.2
Labour Margaret Symonds272
Liberal Democrats Robert Stone20414.0
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Central Harbour

Central Harbour
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Raushan Ara 909 35.4
Labour Peter Campbell 878
Green Becky Wing 765 29.8
Labour Thomas King556
Thanet Independent Trevor Shonk43617.0
Thanet Independent Mandy Shonk386
Conservative John Davis34613.5
Conservative Morgan Harris322
Conservative James Thomas264
Independent Samara Jones-Hall1094.2
Majority
Turnout
Labour gain from UKIP Swing
Labour hold Swing
Green gain from UKIP Swing

Cliffsend & Pegwell

Cliffsend & Pegwell
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Brenda Rogers 648 36.7
Conservative David Stevens 596
Green Abigail Randall31918.1
Independent Grahame Birchall27815.7
Labour Christine Hudson26715.1
For Britain Michael Barnbrook 25514.4
Labour Steve Ansell227
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative gain from UKIP Swing

Cliftonville East

Cliftonville East
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Lesley Game 1,076 59.7
Conservative Horace Shrubb 951
Conservative Cedric Towning 870
Labour Jane Hetherington41022.7
Labour Matthew Shoul375
Labour Reg McLaughlin349
Women's Equality Kanndiss Riley31717.6
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative gain from UKIP Swing
Conservative gain from UKIP Swing

Cliftonville West

Cliftonville West
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Alan Currie 724 36.6
Labour Heather Keen 672
Labour Harry Scobie 665
Green Ed Targett44222.4
Thanet Independent Peter Cook32716.5
Thanet Independent Steve Campbell314
Conservative Mark Mulvihill24512.4
Conservative Jeremy Scarlett241
Liberal Democrats Darryn Da La Soul23912.1
Conservative Avril Towning209
Majority
Turnout
Labour gain from UKIP Swing
Labour gain from UKIP Swing
Labour gain from UKIP Swing

Dane Valley

Dane Valley
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Thanet Independent Gary Taylor 631 37.0
Thanet Independent Linda Potts 539
Labour Ruth Duckworth 437 25.6
Labour Martin Boyd415
Conservative Ian Gregory40523.7
Labour Leo Britcher391
Liberal Democrats Matthew Brown23413.7
Majority
Turnout
Thanet Independent gain from UKIP Swing
Thanet Independent gain from UKIP Swing
Labour gain from UKIP Swing

Eastcliff

Eastcliff
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Stephen Albon 655 36.7
Labour Helen Crittenden 633
Labour Corinna Huxley 599
Green Tricia Hartley55331.0
Independent Sarah Larkins30317.0
Conservative David Kingham27515.4
Conservative Janet Kingham272
Conservative Peter Parsons254
Majority
Turnout
Labour gain from UKIP Swing
Labour gain from UKIP Swing
Labour gain from UKIP Swing

Garlinge

Garlinge
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Thanet Independent John Dennis 386 44.5
Conservative Kerry Boyd 333 38.4
Conservative Peter Evans305
Thanet Independent Roy Potts289
Labour Barry Lewis14917.2
Labour Michael Kleszcz134
Majority
Turnout
Thanet Independent gain from UKIP Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Kingsgate

Kingsgate
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Bob Bayford 413 67.4
Labour Co-op Richard Symonds20032.6
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Margate Central

Margate Central
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Helen Whitehead 482 43.2
Labour Rob Yates 451
Green Sue Rees17415.6
Independent Gary-Paul Pieman15714.1
Thanet Independent David Wells15714.1
Conservative Robin Haddon14713.2
Conservative Barry Millen135
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Labour gain from UKIP Swing

Nethercourt

Nethercourt
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Elizabeth Green 509 38.7
Labour Anthony Ovenden 411
Conservative Colin Grostate35527.0
Conservative Stephen Byrne312
Green Tim Spencer24918.9
UKIP Paul Weller20315.4
Majority
Turnout
Labour gain from UKIP Swing
Labour gain from UKIP Swing

Newington

Newington
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Karen Constantine 412 50.9
Labour Rick Everitt 365
Green Katie Gerrard20925.8
Conservative David Spicer18823.2
Conservative Sandra Spicer181
Majority
Turnout
Labour gain from UKIP Swing
Labour gain from UKIP Swing

Northwood

Northwood
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Thanet Independent Stuart Piper 516 41.3
Thanet Independent Lynda Piper 494
Thanet Independent George Rusiecki 425
Labour Mary Dwyer-King37129.7
Labour Peter Wharmby368
Labour Donald Challinger343
Conservative Keith Clark26321.1
Conservative Nickie Holding210
Conservative Ross Holding208
Liberal Democrats Jordan Williams987.9
Majority
Turnout
Thanet Independent gain from UKIP Swing
Thanet Independent gain from UKIP Swing
Thanet Independent gain from UKIP Swing

Salmestone

Salmestone
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Pauline Farrance 314 26.8
Labour Candy Gregory 286
Conservative David Wallin26522.6
Thanet Independent Luke Evans21017.9
Thanet Independent Robin Edwards200
Liberal Democrats John Finnegan19917.0
Independent Richard Baxter18415.7
Liberal Democrats Callum Gurr124
Majority
Turnout
Labour gain from UKIP Swing
Labour gain from UKIP Swing

Sir Moses Montefiore

Sir Moses Montefiore
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Pat Moore 416 38.3
Labour Mark Hopkinson 406
Conservative John Holmes27725.5
Conservative Vic Todd255
Independent Paul Messenger20619.0
Independent Gary Perkins195
UKIP Terry Connor18617.1
Majority
Turnout
Labour gain from UKIP Swing
Labour hold Swing

St. Peter's

St. Peter's
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Roy Dexter 768 34.3
Conservative Jason Savage 755
Green Mike Garner 657 29.3
Conservative Marc Rattigan652
Labour Philip Coulson49222.0
Labour Sarah St. John455
Liberal Democrats Gail Banks32214.4
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Green gain from Conservative Swing

Thanet Villages

Thanet Villages
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Reece Pugh 638 24.7
Conservative David Hart 602
Green Trevor Roper 599 23.2
Liberal Democrats Angie Curwen56722.0
UKIP Derek Crow-Brown55121.4
Conservative Guy Wilson460
Liberal Democrats Jeremy Kitt416
Labour Del Goddard2238.7
Majority
Turnout
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Green gain from UKIP Swing

Viking

Viking
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Mave Saunders 791 25.7
Independent Ruth Bailey 776 25.3
Conservative David Saunders 770
Conservative Roger Binks770
Labour Fiona Crawford62520.3
Green Terry MacDonald59919.5
Labour Annie Watson534
Liberal Democrats Jeremy Rose2819.1
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Independent gain from Conservative Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Westbrook

Westbrook
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Mick Tomlinson 431 37.1
Conservative Ash Ashbee 413
Green Tony Uden26222.6
Liberal Democrats Margaret Hay24521.1
Labour Clementina Onwuegbute22319.2
Labour Barry O'Brien211
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative gain from UKIP Swing

Westgate-on-Sea

Westgate-on-Sea
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Matthew Scott 640 26.9
Thanet Independent Bertie Braidwood 626 26.3
Conservative Sam Bambridge 598
Conservative Carol Messenger528
Green Rob Edwards47019.7
Labour John Cornwall36615.4
Labour David Donaldson362
Liberal Democrats Martyn Pennington28111.8
Liberal Democrats Cheri Pennington214
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Thanet Independent gain from UKIP Swing
Conservative hold Swing

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