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Medway local elections

Medway unitary authority in Kent, England is elected every four years. The council is divided up into 22 wards, electing 55 councillors, since the last boundary changes in 2003.[1]

Political control

Since 1997 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2]

Party in control Years
Labour 1997–2000
No overall control 2000–2003
Conservative 2003 – present

Council elections

Medway Council election, 1997

Medway Council election, 2000

Medway Council election, 2003 (boundary changes reduced the number of seats by 25)[3]

Medway Council election, 2007

Medway Council election, 2011

By-election results

Gillingham South By-Election 19 February 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat 656 54.3 +6.7
Labour 372 30.8 +0.8
Conservative 180 14.9 -7.5
Majority 284 23.5
Turnout 1,208 27.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
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 Democrats Ron Sands 31 2.0
Majority 64 4.2
Turnout 1527
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Rochester South and Horsted By-Election 8 May 2008[4]
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
Luton & Wayfield By-Election 3 September 2009[5]
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
style="background-color: ; width: 5px;" | 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


  • By-election results

External links

  • Medway Council
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