Gravesham Borough Council elections

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Gravesham Borough Council in Kent, England is elected every four years. Since the last boundary changes in 2003, 44 councillors have been elected from 18 wards. [1]

Gravesham Borough & Non-metropolitan district in England

Gravesham is a local government district with borough status in north-west Kent, England. Its administrative centre and largest town is Gravesend, which was known as Gravesham in ancient times.

Borough status in the United Kingdom is granted by royal charter to local government districts in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The status is purely honorary, and does not give any additional powers to the council or inhabitants of the district. In Scotland, similarly chartered communities were known as royal burghs, although the status is no longer granted.

Kent County of England

Kent is a county in South East England and one of the home counties. It borders Greater London to the north-west, Surrey to the west and East Sussex to the south-west. The county also shares borders with Essex along the estuary of the River Thames, and with the French department of Pas-de-Calais through the Channel Tunnel. The county town is Maidstone.

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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
Labour 1973 - 1976
Conservative 1976 - 1987
No overall control 1987 - 1995
Labour 1995 - 2007
Conservative 2007 - 2011
Labour 2011 - 2015
Conservative 2015 - 2018
No overall control 2018 - 2019
Labour 2019–present

Council elections

The 1999 Gravesham Borough Council election took place on 6 May 1999 to elect members of Gravesham Borough Council in Kent, England. The whole council was up for election and the Labour party stayed in overall control of the council.

2003 Gravesham Borough Council election

The 2003 Gravesham Borough Council election took place on 1 May 2003 to elect members of Gravesham Borough Council in Kent, England. The whole council was up for election with boundary changes since the last election in 1999. The Labour party stayed in overall control of the council.

2007 Gravesham Borough Council election

The 2007 Gravesham Borough Council election took place on 3 May 2007 to elect members of Gravesham Borough Council in Kent, England. The whole council was up for election and the Conservative party gained overall control of the council from the Labour party.

Borough result maps

By-election results

1995-1999

Colharbour By-Election 26 June 1997
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour 52275.4-4.0
Conservative 8612.4+0.2
Liberal Democrats 8412.1+3.7
Majority43763.0
Turnout 69222.8
Labour hold Swing
Painters Ash By-Election 26 June 1997
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour 71980.0+4.6
Conservative 15216.9-1.7
Liberal Democrats 283.1-2.5
Majority56763.1
Turnout 89922.8
Labour hold Swing
Riverside By-Election 26 June 1997
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour 54182.2-2.9
Conservative 7711.7-3.2
Liberal Democrats 406.1+6.1
Majority46470.5
Turnout 65816.3
Labour hold Swing
Northfleet East By-Election 6 November 1997
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour 80770.1-4.4
Conservative 18916.4-0.5
Liberal Democrats 15513.5+4.9
Majority61853.7
Turnout 1,151
Labour hold Swing
Cobham & Luddesdown By-Election 4 December 1997
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative 26572.6+7.1
Liberal Democrats 5114.0+2.7
Labour 4913.4-9.8
Majority21458.6
Turnout 36529.0
Conservative hold Swing
Central By-Election 9 July 1998
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour 67554.0-3.6
Conservative 57546.0+11.9
Majority1008.0
Turnout 1,25036.0
Labour hold Swing

2003-2007

Meopham North By-Election 29 January 2004
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative 64379.8+12.5
Labour 10513.0-5.3
Liberal Democrats 587.2+7.2
Majority53866.8
Turnout 80623.4
Conservative hold Swing
Central By-Election 27 December 2006 [7]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Greta Goatley68954.6-0.4
Labour Lana Aitchison46336.7-8.3
Liberal Democrats Bruce Parmenter1098.6+8.6
Majority22617.9
Turnout 1,26128.2
Conservative hold Swing

2007-2011

Meopham North By-Election 21 June 2007 (2) [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Michael Snelling681
Conservative Laura Hryniewicz662
Liberal Democrats James Willis200
Liberal Democrats Gillian McGill178
Green Richard Crawford104
Labour Mary Williams59
Labour Pamela Sales57
Monster Raving Loony Lord Toby Jug31
Turnout 1,97229.0
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Painters Ash By-Election 4 June 2009 [9]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Les Howes62634.6-6.4
Conservative Veronica Craske62334.4-11.6
Liberal Democrats Ian Stevenson56231.0+18.0
Majority30.2
Turnout 1,81141
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Meopham South and Vigo By-Election 18 March 2010 [10]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Derek Shelbrooke51559.5-4.4
UKIP Geoffrey Clark12214.1+14.1
Labour Douglas Christie11413.2-2.5
Liberal Democrats Ann O'Brien11413.2+13.2
Majority39345.4
Turnout 86525.3
Conservative hold Swing

2011-2015

Meopham North By-Election 13 October 2011 [11]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative John Cubitt64847.3-23.8
UKIP Geoffrey Clark46233.7+33.7
Liberal Democrats David Gibson14810.8+10.8
Labour Andrew Mylett1128.2-20.8
Majority18613.6
Turnout 1,37038.2
Conservative hold Swing

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