Kent County Council elections

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Kent County Council is elected every four years.

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Political control

Party in controlYears
Conservative 1973 - 1993
No overall control 1993 - 1997
Conservative 1997–present

Council elections

Kent County Council held its elections on 7 June 2001, on the same day as the 2001 United Kingdom general election. They were followed by the 2005 Kent County Council election.

Kent County Council held its elections on 5 May 2005, on the same day as the 2005 United Kingdom general election. They were followed by the 2009 Kent County Council election.

2009 Kent County Council election

The Kent County Council election, 2013 was an election to all 84 seats on Kent County Council held on 2 May as part of the 2009 United Kingdom local elections. 84 councillors were elected from 72 electoral divisions, which returned either one or two county councillors each by first-past-the-post voting for a four-year term of office. The electoral divisions were the same as those used at the previous election in 2005. No elections were held in Medway, which is a unitary authority outside the area covered by the County Council.

County result maps

By-election results

Medway North Central By-Election 24 July 1997
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour 97972.0+15.3
Conservative 38128.0-3.3
Majority59844.0
Turnout 1,360
Labour hold Swing
Ashford South By-Election 9 July 1998
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour 79254.5-0.5
Liberal Democrat 37025.5+5.1
Conservative 24016.5-8.1
BNP 503.4+3.4
Majority42229.0
Turnout 1,45213.2
Labour hold Swing
Malling Rural NE By-Election 6 May 1999
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Democrat 1,89444.2+7.7
Conservative 1,61437.7-1.0
Labour 77818.2-6.5
Majority2806.5
Turnout 4,28632.3
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Swanscombe & Stone By-Election 14 September 2000
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative 86237.3+9.0
Labour 76032.9-5.3
Independent 44619.3-1.4
Liberal Democrat 24510.6-2.2
Majority1024.4
Turnout 2,31315.1
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Cranbrook By-Election 19 September 2002
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative 1,70865.0+7.7
Liberal Democrat 49718.9-6.0
Labour 2168.2-9.6
UKIP 2077.9+7.9
Majority1,21146.1
Turnout 2,62823.1
Conservative hold Swing
Ashford South East By-Election 29 April 2004
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Democrat George Koowaree1,08934.1-2.4
Conservative Noel Greaves98630.9-1.8
Labour Leslie Lawrie45914.4-20.0
Independent Melvyn Elliff38612.1+12.1
Green Stephen Dawe1404.4+4.4
National Front John Kellam1354.2+4.2
Majority1033.2
Turnout 3,19526.9
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Maidstone North East By-Election 12 July 2007
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Democrat Ian Chittenden1,62056.2+12.5
Conservative Vanessa Jones83128.8-1.3
Green Stuart Jeffery1876.5+2.5
Labour Patrick Coates1645.7-12.5
UKIP Mark Croucher812.8-1.3
Majority78927.4
Turnout 2,88324.3
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Dover Town By-Election 27 September 2007
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Gordon Cowan1,86044.5-5.8
Conservative Nigel Collor1,34832.2+4.1
Liberal Democrat Dean Stiles42010.0-11.6
Independent Victor Matcham3007.2+7.2
UKIP Peter Campbell-Marshall2566.1+6.1
Majority51212.3
Turnout 4,18419.5
Labour hold Swing
Herne Bay By-Election 9 October 2008
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Jean Law2,47447.7+9.0
Liberal Democrat Margaret Flaherty1,52429.4-2.2
Labour Michael Kenneth Britton53710.4-12.4
BNP Dennis Whiting3997.7+7.7
UKIP Brian Eric MacDowall2524.9-2.1
Majority95018.1+11.0
Turnout 5,19623.2
Conservative hold Swing

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2013 Kent County Council election

The Kent County Council election, 2013 was an election to all 84 seats on Kent County Council held on Thursday 2 May as part of the 2013 United Kingdom local elections. 84 councillors were elected from 72 electoral divisions, which returned either one or two county councillors each by first-past-the-post voting for a four-year term of office. The electoral divisions were the same as those used at the previous election in 2009. No elections were held in Medway, which is a unitary authority outside the area covered by the County Council. The election saw the Conservative Party narrowly retain overall control of the council.

2017 Kent County Council election

The 2017 Kent County Council election was held on 4 May 2017 as part of the 2017 local elections in the United Kingdom. All 81 councillors were elected, from 72 electoral divisions, each of which returned either one or two county councillors by first-past-the-post voting for a four-year term of office.