Medway Council elections

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Medway is a unitary authority in Kent, England. It was created on 1 April 1998 replacing Gillingham and Rochester-upon-Medway.

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Political control

Since the first election to the council in 1997 political control of the council has been held by the following parties: [1] [2]

Party in controlYears
Labour 1997-1998
No overall control 1998-2003
Conservative 2003–present

Council elections

By-election results

Gillingham South By-Election 19 February 1998
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democrats Dayantha Liyanage 656 54.3 +6.7
Labour Pamela Holman37230.8+0.8
Conservative Roy Hunter18014.9-7.5
Majority28423.5
Turnout 1,20827.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Rochester South and Horsted By-Election 8 May 2008 [7]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Trevor Clarke 1,847 48.7 +7.2
Labour Adam Price81921.6-5.0
Liberal Democrats Viv Parker76720.2+3.6
BNP Brian Ravenscroft2576.8+6.8
Green Simon Marchant1042.7+2.7
Majority1,02827.1
Turnout 3,79441.0
Conservative hold Swing

This by-election was triggered by the resignation of Conservative Councillor John Ward

Luton & Wayfield By-Election 3 September 2009 [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Tashi Bhutia 1,042 36.9 +10.8
Labour Sam Whittington1,03836.7-12.3
Liberal Democrats Gary Allanach2237.9+7.9
UKIP Robin Johnson2007.1+7.1
BNP Brian Ravenscroft1866.6+6.6
Independent Brian Cartwright873.1-21.9
Green Sarah D'Angelo511.8+1.8
Majority40.2
Turnout 2,82729.8
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

This by-election was triggered by the resignation of Labour Councillor Dennis McFarlane

River Ward By-Election 12 August 2010
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative David Craggs 617 45.8
Labour John Jones54440.4
Liberal Democrats Garry Harrison1047.7
Green Steven Keevil453.3
BNP Brian Ravenscroft392.8
English Democrat Ron Sands332.4
Majority735.3
Turnout 1,382
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

This by-election was triggered by the resignation of Labour Councillor Bill Esterson

River Ward By-Election 21 October 2010
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour John Jones 695 45.5
Conservative Andrew Mackness63141.3
Liberal Democrats Garry Harrison926.0
UKIP Anthony Cook422.8
Green Steven Keevil362.4
English Democrat Ron Sands312.0
Majority644.2
Turnout 152725.7
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

This by-election was triggered by the resignation of Conservative Councillor David Craggs

Strood South by-election 20 October 2016
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Josie Iles 724 38.4 +3.4
Labour Isaac Igwe52127.7+3.4
UKIP Karl Weller48025.5-13.2
Green Steve Dyke743.9N/A
Liberal Democrats Isabelle Cherry623.3N/A
English Democrat Mike Russell231.2N/A
Majority20310.7
Turnout 1,88416.74
Conservative gain from UKIP Swing

The by-election was triggered by the resignation of UKIP Councillor Catriona Brown-Reckless

Rainham Central by-election 3 November 2016
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Jan Aldous 1,448 61.1
UKIP Mark Mencattelli38916.4
Labour Simon Allen32013.5
Liberal Democrats Paul Chaplin1375.8
Green George Meegan 612.6
English Democrat Mike Russell140.6
Majority1,05944.7
Turnout 2,36924.0
Conservative hold Swing

The by-election was triggered by the death of Conservative Councillor Mike O'Brien

Rochester West by-election 8th March 2018
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Alex Paterson 1,212 47.5 +26.5
Conservative Alan Kew100739.5-4.0
Liberal Democrats Martin Rose1194.7+1.0
Green Sonia Hyner1074.2-6.1
UKIP Rob McCulloch Martin1044.1-16.2
Majority2058.0-5.0
Turnout 2,54933
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

The by-election was triggered by the resignation of Conservative Councillor Kelly Tolhurst

Princes Park by-election 26th March 2021 [9]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Robert George Benedict Lammas 961 67.1 +19.1
Labour John Gower Strevens31321.9-5.6
Green Sonia Lesley Hyner523.6N/A
Independent Matthew Bernard Durcan513.6N/A
Liberal Democrats John Edward Castle493.4N/A
Majority64845.2
Turnout 1,43218.8
Conservative hold Swing
Strood North by-election 26th March 2021 [10]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Zöe Angela Van Dyke 913 37.0 +6.4
Conservative Mark Paul Joy72829.5-2.5
Green Catriona Margaret Jamieson56510.5+1.0
Independent Christopher Stuart Spalding2168.8N/A
Liberal Democrats Alan Edward Wells391.6N/A
Majority1857.5
Turnout 2,46623.5
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

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