Swale Borough Council elections

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Map showing the composition of Swale Borough Council after the 2011 election. Conservatives in blue, Labour in red, Liberal Democrats in yellow and independent in light grey. Swale UK local election 2011 map.svg
Map showing the composition of Swale Borough Council after the 2011 election. Conservatives in blue, Labour in red, Liberal Democrats in yellow and independent in light grey.

Swale Borough Council in Kent, England is elected every four years. Until 2011 one third of the council was elected every year, followed by one year without election. Since the last boundary changes in 2002, 47 councillors have been elected from 25 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] [3]

Party in controlYears
No overall control 1973 - 1976
Conservative 1976 - 1986
No overall control 1986 - 2002
Conservative 2002–2019
No overall control 2019–Present

Council elections

Summary of the council composition after recent council elections, click on the year for full details of each election. Boundary changes took place for the 2002 election, leading to the whole council bring elected in that year and reducing the number of seats by two. [4]

Year Conservative Labour Liberal Democrats Green UKIP Swale Independents Independent Sheppey FirstNotes
1990 [8] 19161400000
1991 [9] 18191200000
1992 [10] 20141400010
1994 [11] 17121900010
1995 [12] 14142000010
1996 [13] 6192300010
1998 [14] 7192200010
1999 [15] 9172300000
2000 [16] 15122200000
2002 [4] 25101200000New ward boundaries [17]
2003 [18] 25111100000
2004 [19] 26111000000
2006 [20] 2810800010
2007 [21] 2610600014
2008 [22] 269500070
2010 [23] 3310300010
2011 [2] 3213100010
2015 324009020New ward boundaries [24]
2019 [25] 16115211020

Borough result maps

By-election results

By-elections occur when seats become vacant between council elections. Below is a summary of recent by-elections; [26] full by-election results can be found by clicking on the by-election name.

By-electionDateIncumbent partyWinning party
Eastern by-election 25 January 2001 Conservative Conservative
Minster Cliffs by-election 25 September 2008 Sheppey First Conservative
Sheerness East by-election 25 September 2008 Sheppey First Labour
Teynham and Lynsted by-election 2 October 2008 Conservative Conservative
Kemsley by-election 8 March 2012 Conservative Conservative
Sheppey Central by-election 16 October 2014 Conservative UKIP
Milton Regis by-election 3 August 2017 UKIP Labour
Sheppey East by-election 3 May 2018 Conservative Conservative
Sheerness by-election 6 May 2021 Labour Conservative

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2002 Swale Borough Council election

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2003 Swale Borough Council election

The 2003 Swale Borough Council election took place on 1 May 2003 to elect members of Swale Borough Council in Kent, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.

2006 Swale Borough Council election

The 2006 Swale Borough Council election took place on 4 May 2006 to elect members of Swale Borough Council in Kent, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.

2007 Swale Borough Council election

The 2007 Swale Borough Council election took place on 3 May 2007 to elect members of Swale Borough Council in Kent, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.

2008 Swale Borough Council election

The 2008 Swale Borough Council election took place on 1 May 2008 to elect members of Swale Borough Council in Kent, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.

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