Map of the results of the 2004 Swale Borough Council election. Conservatives in blue, Liberal Democrats in yellow and Labour in red. Wards in dark grey were not contested in 2004.
Map of the results of the 2004 Swale Borough Council election. Conservatives in blue, Liberal Democrats in yellow and Labour in red. Wards in dark grey were not contested in 2004.

The 2004 Swale Borough Council election took place on 10 June 2004 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.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result

The Conservatives increased their majority on the council after gaining two seats, but also losing one seat to Labour.[3] The Conservatives gains came in Abbey, which they took from Labour, and in Iwade & Lower Halstow from the Liberal Democrats, while the Conservative group leader Andrew Bowles was one of the councillors who retained their seats.[3] However the Labour mayoress of Swale, Jackie Constable, won in Queenborough & Halfway to take the seat from the Conservatives.[3]

Swale local election result 2004[4][5]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 9 2 1 +1 56.3 46.4 9,647 +1.7%
  Liberal Democrats 4 0 1 -1 25.0 21.4 4,439 -3.9%
  Labour 3 1 1 0 18.8 29.4 6,106 +2.9%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 1.1 232 +1.1%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 0.9 194 +0.9%
  Rock 'n' Roll Loony 0 0 0 0 0 0.8 157 -2.6%

Ward results

Abbey[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anita Walker 683 53.0
Labour Peter Salmon 606 47.0
Majority 77 6.0
Turnout 1,289 38.2 +5.7
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Boughton & Courtenay[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Bowles 1,134 67.0 -2.8
Liberal Democrats June Hammond 295 17.4 +4.1
Labour Valerie Rowe 263 15.5 -1.5
Majority 839 49.6 -3.2
Turnout 1,692 43.0 +9.3
Conservative hold Swing
Chalkwell[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ghlin Whelan 560 47.6
Conservative Derek Carnell 388 33.0
Liberal Democrats Diane Fellows 228 19.4
Majority 172 14.6
Turnout 1,176 33.9 +3.6
Labour hold Swing
Davington Priory[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brian Tovey 429 65.7 +3.7
Labour Caroline MacDonald 224 34.3 -3.7
Majority 205 31.4 +7.4
Turnout 653 37.0 +1.1
Conservative hold Swing
East Downs[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Colin Prescott 682 76.9 +1.1
Labour Catherine Read 205 23.1 -1.1
Majority 477 53.8 +2.2
Turnout 887 46.3 +10.0
Conservative hold Swing
Iwade & Lower Halstow[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Benjamin Stokes 381 41.4 +16.9
Liberal Democrats Mary Goodger 342 37.2 -19.1
Labour Kenneth Stevens 197 21.4 +2.2
Majority 39 4.2
Turnout 920 44.5 +10.8
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Kemsley[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Susan Gent 531 50.0
UKIP Keith Woollven 232 21.9
Labour Anthony Winckless 184 17.3
Liberal Democrats Kenneth Stammers 114 10.7
Majority 299 28.2
Turnout 1,061 27.5 +5.5
Conservative hold Swing
Milton Regis[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Elvina Lowe 568 47.0 +13.2
Labour Phyllis Stevens 365 30.2 -18.7
Conservative Patricia Martin 219 18.1 +4.0
Rock 'n' Roll Loony Jackie Davidson 57 4.7 +1.6
Majority 203 16.8 +1.7
Turnout 1,209 38.0 +8.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Minster Cliffs[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Michael Brown 725 39.4 +8.7
Conservative Katherine Coles 684 37.2 +1.9
Labour Libby Tucker 329 17.9 -10.5
Rock 'n' Roll Loony Michael Young 100 5.4 -0.2
Majority 41 2.2
Turnout 1,838 35.3 +6.8
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Murston[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats David Banks 585 59.7
Conservative Nailesh Patel 208 21.2
Labour Kenneth Rowles 187 19.1
Majority 377 38.5
Turnout 980 28.6 +2.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Queenborough & Halfway[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jacqueline Constable 754 41.9 +14.0
Conservative Kenneth Pugh 712 39.5 -6.0
Independent David Cassidy 194 10.8 +10.8
Liberal Democrats Colin Howe 141 7.8 -1.1
Majority 42 2.3
Turnout 1,801 35.7 +7.2
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Roman[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Haywood 666 54.5
Conservative Mayuri Patel 297 24.3
Liberal Democrats David Spurling 260 21.3
Majority 369 30.2
Turnout 1,223 36.7 +4.3
Labour hold Swing
Sheppey Central[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sandra Garside 738 46.4 +1.0
Labour John Crouch 561 35.3 -0.7
Liberal Democrats Christine Martin 291 18.3 +5.9
Majority 177 11.1 +1.7
Turnout 1,590 32.0 +10.2
Conservative hold Swing
St Ann's[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Trevor Fentiman 825 55.0
Labour Paul Durkin 350 23.3
Liberal Democrats Martin Bellis 324 21.6
Majority 475 31.7
Turnout 1,499 41.5 +9.2
Conservative hold Swing
St Michael's[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Brenda Hammond 566 42.7 +4.7
Conservative Susan Norris 560 42.3 +7.6
Labour Eamonn Norton 198 15.0 -10.1
Majority 6 0.5 -2.9
Turnout 1,324 41.1 +10.5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Watling[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Simmons 1,176 72.0
Labour Ruth Hefferon 457 28.0
Majority 719 44.0
Turnout 1,633 45.1 +4.1
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Swale council". BBC News Online. 11 June 2004. Retrieved 28 March 2015.
  2. ^ "How the southeast voted in the District Council polls". London Evening Standard. NewsBank. 11 June 2004.
  3. ^ a b c "Swale: Tories tighten their grip". Kent Online. 11 June 2004. Retrieved 29 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Ballot box - Elections". The Times. NewsBank. 12 June 2004. p. 26.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q "Borough Council Elections - 10th June 2004". Swale Borough Council. Archived from the original on 26 June 2007. Retrieved 28 March 2015.