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District Council elections were held in Shepway in 2007.

Results

Shepway District Council Election Results 2007
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 34 17 1 +16 74
  Liberal Democrats 10 6 8 -2 22
  People First Party 2 0 8 -8 4
  Shepway Independents 0 0 2 -2 0
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0
  Green 0 0 1 -1 0 0 0 0
  Independent 0 0 1 -1 0
  Labour 0 0 0 0 0
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0

By ward

'* denotes sitting Councillor. Elected Councillors marked (E)

Elham Valley Division

Elham and Stelling Minnis 3 May 2007 Elham Valley Division
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Pam Carr (E) 619
Independent Andrew Barchi 155
Liberal Democrats Sally Matthews 109
Majority 464
Turnout 890 53.58
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Carol Crees had been elected as a Lib Dem in 2003 but defected to People First in 2004. She sought re-election in Folkestone East ward.

Folkestone North East Division

Folkestone East(2 members) 3 May 2007 Folkestone North East Division
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alan North *(E) 345
Liberal Democrats Tony Dunning (E) 319
Liberal Democrats Martin Salmon 313
Conservative Gordon Williams 297
People First Party Janet Kay Andrews * 276
People First Party Carolyn Court Crees * 226
Labour Jo Knight 93
Labour Stevie Makins 83
Majority 6
Turnout 1043 34.35
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Cllr Alan North had gained the seat for the Conservatives at a by-election in 2004. Janet Andrews had been elected as a Lib Dem in 2003 but defected to People First in 2004. Carol Crees has been elected as a Lib Dem in Elham and Stelling Minnis ward in 2003 but defected to People First in 2004. Cllr Tony Dunning now sits as a Conservative.

Folkestone Foord(2 members) 3 May 2007 Folkestone North East Division
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
People First Party Brian William Copping *(E) 555
People First Party Paul Albert Roy Marsh *(E) 532
Liberal Democrats Maureen Speller 416
Liberal Democrats Alex McNeice 386
Conservative Cherilyn Williams 149
Conservative John Worthy 124
Majority 116
Turnout 1145 34.58
People First Party gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
People First Party gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Cllrs Paul Marsh and Brian Copping were both elected as Lib Dems in 2003 and defected to People First in 2004.

Folkestone Park (3 members) 3 May 2007 Folkestone North East Division
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Lynne Beaumont *(E) 684
Conservative David Johnson (E) 624
Conservative Dick Pascoe (E) 614
Conservative John Collier 594
Liberal Democrats Maggie Barrett 581
Liberal Democrats Bev Rolfe 555
Independent Ann Elizabeth Berry 384
Shepway Independents Edwina Boyt 293
People First Party Patricia Copping 174
Shepway Independents Martin Highland 135
People First Party William John Fagg 122
UKIP Carol Lynn Sacre 111
People First Party Richard Eric Green 104
Majority 20
Turnout 1793 39.24
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Folkestone South Division

Folkestone Harbour (2 members) 3 May 2007 Folkestone South Division
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Emily Jane Sanger (E) 499
Liberal Democrats Sue Wallace (E) 496
Conservative George Burr 236
Conservative Alice Monk 215
People First Party Kim Culshaw * 160
People First Party Michael Edward Edson 143
BNP Derek James 139
BNP Harry Herbert John Williams 126
Labour Paul Bingham 114
Labour Wendy Mitchell 102
Majority 239
Turnout 1168 36.16
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Kim Culshaw had been elected as a Lib Dem in 2003 but defected to People First in 2004. Cllrs Emily Sanger and Sue Wallace now sit as Conservatives.

Folkestone Harvey Central (2 members) 3 May 2007 Folkestone South Division
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Hugh Barker *(E) 581
Conservative Philip Martin *(E) 487
Liberal Democrats Gary Mark Fuller 465
Liberal Democrats Troy Peter Scaum 400
Majority 22
Turnout 1087 31.51
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Richard Green had been elected as a Lib Dem in 2003, before defecting to People First and then Greens 4 Shepway in 2004 and then standing down from the council. He stood for election in Folkestone Park on the People First platform. Cllr Philip Martin had gained the seat for the Conservatives in the ensuing by-election.

Folkestone Harvey West(2 members) 3 May 2007 Folkestone South Division
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative George Bunting *(E) 865
Conservative Rory Cassian Love *(E) 861
Shepway Independents Rachael Sophia Jessie Bailey 209
Shepway Independents Roy Edward Brightman 198
Liberal Democrats Christopher Lee 181
Liberal Democrats Hugh Robertson-Ritchie 178
UKIP Margaret Rita Kendall 94
Majority 652
Turnout 1349 41.93
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Folkestone West Division

Folkestone Cheriton (3 members) 3 May 2007 Folkestone West Division
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Peter Gane *(E) 725
Liberal Democrats Peter Carroll (E) 711
Liberal Democrats Tim Prater (E) 673
Conservative Geoffrey Boot 433
Conservative Suzie Boot 432
Conservative Harvey Marshall 420
People First Party Trevor Buss * 366
People First Party Linda Cufley * 328
People First Party Paul Stevens 298
Majority 240
Turnout 1587 34.10
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Trevor Buss and Linda Cufley had been elected as a Lib Dem in 2003 but defected to People First in 2004. Cllr Peter Gane now sits as a Conservative.

Folkestone Morehall(2 members) 3 May 2007 Folkestone West Division
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Tom McNeice (E) 571
Conservative Peter Monk (E) 537
Conservative Rodica Wheeler 527
Liberal Democrats Darren Edward Briddock 496
Labour Chris Walters 123
Labour Pam Stevens 90
Majority 10
Turnout 1255 41.56
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Tony Baker had been elected as a Liberal Democrat in 2003, but defected to Independent in 2004 and did not seek re-election. Gary George had been elected as a Liberal Democrat in 2003, but defected to People First in 2004 and did not seek re-election.

Folkestone Sandgate(2 members) 3 May 2007 Folkestone West Division
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Bliss *(E) 613
Conservative Jan Holben (E) 591
Independent Joy Fiona MacMillan * 370
Independent Jonathan Greenwall 327
Liberal Democrats Elma Vera Crocker 142
Liberal Democrats Season Prater 138
Majority 221
Turnout 1134 36.23
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Joy MacMillan had been elected as a Conservative but resigned the whip in 2006 and sought re-election as an Independent

Hythe Division

Hythe Central (3 members) 3 May 2007 Hythe Division
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Malcolm Dearden (E) 1147
Conservative Alan Ewart-James (E) 1120
Conservative Michael Lyons (E) 1080
Liberal Democrats Neil Arthur Matthews * 565
Liberal Democrats Samuel George Matthews 512
Liberal Democrats June Margaret Nolan * 473
Independent Martin Keith Ross 419
Independent Franca Ross 419
Independent Adrian Joseph Gilbert Metherell 389
Majority 515
Turnout 2163 47.37
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Wendy Harris had been elected as a Liberal Democrat but defected to the Green Party in 2004. She did not seek re-election.

Romney Marsh Division

Dymchurch & St Mary's Bay (3 members) 3 May 2007 Romney Marsh Division
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alan Clifton-Holt (E) 985
Conservative Russel Tilson (E) 846
Conservative Olwyn Williams (E) 799
Shepway Independents Tom Gibbs 562
Liberal Democrats Julie White * 474
Shepway Independents Ian Barry Meyers 456
Shepway Independents Michael Hewton 439
Liberal Democrats Brian Wright 431
People First Party Shirley Maile * 290
People First Party Nicholas Day 196
Majority 239
Turnout 2042 39.89
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Terry Preston and Shirley Maile had defected from Lib Dem to People First in 2004.

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