Ashford Borough Council elections

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Ashford Borough Council in Kent, England is elected every four years. Since the last boundary changes in 2003, 43 councillors have been elected from 35 wards. [1]

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Political control

Since the first election to the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties: [2]

Party in controlYears
No overall control 1973–1976
Conservative 1976–1979
No overall control 1979–1983
Conservative 1983–1995
No overall control 1995–2003
Conservative 2003–present

Council elections

Borough result maps

By-election results

Tenterden East By-Election 11 December 1997
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative 38758.9-3.7
Liberal Democrats 14722.4-15.0
Labour 12318.7+18.7
Majority24036.5
Turnout 657
Conservative hold Swing
Charing By-Election 16 February 2006 [6]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Gerald Clarkson41971.7+4.3
Liberal Democrats Jonathan Heuch12621.6-11.0
Labour Malcolm Horton396.7+6.7
Majority29350.1
Turnout 58430.1
Conservative hold Swing

Resignation of Conservative Cllr Steve Wright.

Wye by-election, 6th March 2014
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democrats Ken Blanshard
Conservative Ian Cooling
UKIP Elaine Evans
Labour Dylan Jones
Green Geoff Meaden
Ashford IndependentNoel Ovenden
Majority
Turnout
Beaver by-election 4 August 2016 [7]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
UKIP Ryan Macpherson37342.1+11.6
Labour Caroline Harris24327.4-3.3
Conservative Jo Gideon24027.1+0.2
Green Liz Wright313.5-3.8
Majority13014.7
Turnout 89021.3
UKIP gain from Labour Swing

The by-election was triggered by the resignation of Councillor Jill Britcher.

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References

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  2. "England council elections". BBC News Online. Archived from the original on 19 May 2011. Retrieved 22 May 2011.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Ashford (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1975. Retrieved on 19 November 2015.
  4. "Local elections". BBC News Online . Retrieved 22 May 2011.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Ashford (Electoral Changes) Order 2001. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  6. "Declaration of result of poll" (PDF). Ashford Borough Council. Retrieved 22 May 2011.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. http://www.kentonline.co.uk/ashford/news/ukip-steal-labour-seat-in-100226/