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.

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 control Years
Labour 1997-1998
No overall control 1998-2003
Conservative 2003-present

Council elections

By-election results

Gillingham South By-Election 19 February 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Dayantha Liyanage 656 54.3 +6.7
Labour Pamela Holman 372 30.8 +0.8
Conservative Roy Hunter 180 14.9 -7.5
Majority 284 23.5
Turnout 1,208 27.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Rochester South and Horsted By-Election 8 May 2008[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Trevor Clarke 1,847 48.7 +7.2
Labour Adam Price 819 21.6 -5.0
Liberal Democrat Viv Parker 767 20.2 +3.6
BNP Brian Ravenscroft 257 6.8 +6.8
Green Simon Marchant 104 2.7 +2.7
Majority 1,028 27.1
Turnout 3,794 41.0
Conservative hold Swing

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

Luton & Wayfield By-Election 3 September 2009[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Tashi Bhutia 1,042 36.9 +10.8
Labour Sam Whittington 1,038 36.7 -12.3
Liberal Democrat Gary Allanach 223 7.9 +7.9
UKIP Robin Johnson 200 7.1 +7.1
BNP Brian Ravenscroft 186 6.6 +6.6
Independent Brian Cartwright 87 3.1 -21.9
Green Sarah D'Angelo 51 1.8 +1.8
Majority 4 0.2
Turnout 2,827 29.8
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
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Craggs 617 45.8
Labour John Jones 544 40.4
Liberal Democrat Garry Harrison 104 7.7
Green Steven Keevil 45 3.3
BNP Brian Ravenscroft 39 2.8
English Democrat Ron Sands 33 2.4
Majority 73 5.3
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
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Jones 695 45.5
Conservative Andrew Mackness 631 41.3
Liberal Democrat Garry Harrison 92 6.0
UKIP Anthony Cook 42 2.8
Green Steven Keevil 36 2.4
English Democrat Ron Sands 31 2.0
Majority 64 4.2
Turnout 1527 25.7
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
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Josie Iles 724 38.4 +3.4
Labour Isaac Igwe 521 27.7 +3.4
UKIP Karl Weller 480 25.5 -13.2
Green Steve Dyke 74 3.9 N/A
Liberal Democrat Isabelle Cherry 62 3.3 N/A
English Democrat Mike Russell 23 1.2 N/A
Majority 203 10.7
Turnout 1,884 16.74
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
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jan Aldous 1,448 61.1
UKIP Mark Mencattelli 389 16.4
Labour Simon Allen 320 13.5
Liberal Democrat Paul Chaplin 137 5.8
Green George Meegan 61 2.6
English Democrat Mike Russell 14 0.6
Majority 1,059 44.7
Turnout 2,369 24.0
Conservative hold Swing

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

Rochester West by election 8th March 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alex Paterson 1212 47.5 +26.5
Conservative Alan Kew 1007 39.5 -4.0
Liberal Democrat Martin Rose 119 4.7 +1.0
Green Sonia Hyner 107 4.2 -6.1
UKIP Rob McCulloch Martin 104 4.1 -16.2
Majority 205 8.0 -5.0
Turnout 33
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

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

References

  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Medway". BBC News Online. Retrieved 22 September 2009. 
  3. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of the Medway Towns (Parishes and Electoral Changes) Order 1997. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  4. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Medway (Electoral Changes) Order 2002. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Medway". BBC Online. Retrieved 9 May 2008. 
  6. ^ "Your council". Medway Council. Archived from the original on 13 March 2008. Retrieved 9 May 2008. 
  7. ^ "Rochester South and Horsted by-election result". Medway Council. 9 May 2008. Retrieved 22 September 2009. [dead link]
  8. ^ "Luton and Wayfield ward by-election". Medway Council. Archived from the original on 20 November 2008. Retrieved 22 September 2009. 

External links

  • Medway Council
  • By-election results
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