Folkestone and Hythe District Council elections

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Folkestone & Hythe District Council in Kent, England is elected every four years. Since the last boundary changes in 2003, 46 councillors have been elected from 22 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
Conservative 1973 - 1987
No overall control 1987 - 1991
Liberal Democrats 1991 - 1995
No overall control 1995 - 1999
Conservative 1999 - 2003
Liberal Democrats 2003 - 2004
No overall control 2004 - 2007
Conservative 2007–present

Council elections

By-election results

1995-1999

St Mary in the Marsh By-Election 22 August 1996
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour 59347.9
Conservative 42934.7
Liberal Democrats 21517.4
Majority16413.2
Turnout 1,23754.8
Labour hold Swing
Folkestone Central By-Election 4 September 1997
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour 27842.2+12.2
Conservative 22233.7+5.1
Liberal Democrats 15824.0-17.1
Majority568.5
Turnout 65820.8
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

1999-2003

Harbour By-Election 22 February 2001
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Democrats 38743.0+8.2
Labour 27330.4-14.3
Conservative 23926.6+6.1
Majority11412.6
Turnout 89926.5
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Hythe North By-Election 22 February 2001
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative 48051.9-12.6
Liberal Democrats 36939.9+17.0
Labour 758.1-4.5
Majority11112.0
Turnout 92438.6
Conservative hold Swing
Morehall By-Election 22 February 2001
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Democrats Gary George42436.3+0.5
Conservative Dick Pascoe40734.8+4.0
Labour 33929.0-4.5
Majority171.5
Turnout 1,17032.7
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Hawkinge and Paddlesworth By-Election 5 April 2001
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Democrats Peter Smith59857.0+57.0
Conservative 45143.0-27.8
Majority14714.0
Turnout 1,04934.7
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Folkestone Central By-Election 7 February 2002
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Hugh Barker35861.5+25.7
Labour 22438.5+0.7
Majority13423.0
Turnout 58219.6
Conservative hold Swing
Folkestone Park By-Election 27 June 2002 [9]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Democrats 1,00358.3+14.8
Conservative Edwina Boyt65337.9-5.6
Labour 653.8-9.3
Majority35020.4
Turnout 1,72136.1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
St Mary's in the Marsh By-Election 24 October 2002
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Democrats Julie White40137.4+17.4
Conservative 36534.0-1.6
Labour 26224.4+0.0
UKIP 444.1+4.1
Majority363.4
Turnout 1,07246.5
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing

2003-2007

New Romney Coast By-Election 2 October 2003 [10]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Democrats Ann Birchmore55048.1+15.4
Conservative Derek Morgan50243.9-9.5
Labour Albert Ryder918.0-5.9
Majority484.2
Turnout 1,14341.8
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Romney Marsh By-Election 2 October 2003 [10]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Simon Ashworth34950.6-5.6
Liberal Democrats Sylvia Oiller27339.6+15.3
Labour Adrian Cirket689.9-9.6
Majority7611.0
Turnout 69040.7
Conservative hold Swing
Folkestone East By-Election 22 April 2004
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative 57552.5+33.9
Liberal Democrats 35232.1-30.9
Labour 16915.4-3.0
Majority22320.4
Turnout 1,09637.0
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
New Romney Town By-Election 29 September 2005 [11]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative David Stephenson56066.2+19.0
Labour 17520.7-18.1
Liberal Democrats 11113.1-0.8
Majority38545.5
Turnout 84633.5
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Folkestone Harvey Central By-Election 13 October 2005 [12]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Philip Martin40953.4+16.7
Labour 23730.9+8.5
Liberal Democrats 12015.7-21.8
Majority17222.5
Turnout 76623.7
Conservative gain from Green Swing

2007-2011

Hythe West By-Election 4 June 2009 [13]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Democrats Neil Matthews58939.6+22.1
Conservative Paul Peacock48332.5-26.4
UKIP Barbara Johnson25517.2+5.9
BNP Harry Williams946.3+6.3
Shepway Independents Colin Tearle654.4+4.4
Majority1067.1
Turnout 1,48646.1
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Romney Marsh By-Election 4 June 2009 [13]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Toby Clifton-Holt43058.7-10.3
Shepway Independents Graham Snell12116.5+16.5
Liberal Democrats Sally Matthews11415.6-0.9
Labour Douglas Suckling689.3-5.3
Majority30942.2
Turnout 73341.0
Conservative hold Swing
New Romney Coast By-Election 12 November 2009 [14]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Shane Lawrence45251.4+2.2
Liberal Democrats Brian Wright33337.9-12.9
UKIP Wendy Nevard9410.7+10.7
Majority11913.5
Turnout 87930.7
Conservative hold Swing

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