2018 local election results in Maidstone
2018 local election results in Maidstone

The 2018 Maidstone Borough Council elections took place on 3 May 2018 to elect members of Maidstone Borough Council in Kent, England. The council remained in no overall control, with the Conservatives overtaking the Liberal Democrats as the largest party on the council.[1]

Election result

Maidstone Local Election Result 2018
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 9 4 0 Increase 4 50.0 44.4 14,456 Increase 16.9
  Liberal Democrats 6 0 3 Decrease 3 33.3 29.2 9,489 Increase 4.6
  Labour 2 1 0 Increase 1 11.1 17.8 5,798 Increase 7.1
  Independent 1 0 0 Steady 5.6 4.6 1,509 Decrease 0.6
  Green 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 4.0 1,295 Decrease 1.6

Ward results

Allington

Allington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Dan Daley 1,487 62.5 Increase 12.1
Conservative Barry Ginley 688 28.9 Increase 9.8
Labour Marianna Poliszczuk 206 8.7 Increase 2.0
Majority 799 33.6 Increase 4.7
Turnout 2,386
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Bearsted

Bearsted
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mike Cuming 1,574 69.2 Increase 31.0
Labour Jim Grogan 417 18.3 Increase 9.0
Liberal Democrats Lizzie Hare 284 12.5 Increase 9.0
Majority 1,157 50.9 Increase 36.3
Turnout 2,288 35
Conservative hold Swing

Boxley

Boxley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bob Hinder 1,404 73.8 Increase 28.6
Labour Richard Atkins 288 15.1 Increase 4.2
Liberal Democrats Andrew Cockersole 210 11.0 Increase 5.3
Majority 1,116 58.7 Increase 46.9
Turnout 1,907
Conservative hold Swing

Bridge

Bridge
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jonathan Purle 650 41.0 Increase 14.3
Liberal Democrats David Pickett 540 34.0 Increase 2.9
Green Donna Greenan 226 14.2 Increase 5.8
Labour Bruce Heald 170 10.7 Increase 0.3
Majority 110 7.0 N/A
Turnout 1,592 34
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Coxheath and Hunton

Coxheath and Hunton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lottie Parfitt-Reid 1,083 48.4 Increase 21.4
Liberal Democrats Brian Mortimer 938 41.9 Increase 2.0
Labour Madeline Darby 134 6.0 Decrease 0.8
Green Mike Summersgill 81 3.6 New
Majority 145 6.5 N/A
Turnout 2,240 38
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

East

East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Nikki Fissenden 979 47.2 Increase 11.1
Conservative Cheryl Maggio 695 33.5 Increase 9.3
Labour Joanna Burns 296 14.3 Increase 6.2
Green James Shalice 103 5.0 Decrease 0.7
Majority 284 13.7 Increase 3.6
Turnout 2,086 33
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Fant

Fant
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Harper 1,055 51.0 Increase 27.4
Conservative Graham Jarvis 549 26.5 Increase 8.6
Liberal Democrats Rosaline Janko 296 14.3 Decrease 2.3
Green Ian McDonald 170 8.2 Decrease 12.2
Majority 506 24.5 Increase 22.4
Turnout 2,078 30
Labour hold Swing

Harrietsham and Lenham

Harrietsham and Lenham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Janetta Sams 995 54.8 Increase 10.5
Conservative Karen Chappell-Tay 650 35.8 Increase 11.9
Labour Greg Levitt 106 5.8 Steady 0.0
Green Susan Parr 65 3.6 New
Majority 345 19.0 Increase 0.7
Turnout 1,821 37
Independent hold Swing

Headcorn

Headcorn
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Martin Round 1,105 74.8 Increase 26.0
Liberal Democrats Merilyn Fraser 214 14.5 New
Labour Geoff Harvey 159 10.8 Increase 3.8
Majority 891 60.3 Increase 44.1
Turnout 1,484 36
Conservative hold Swing

Heath

Heath
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Ashleigh Kimmance 636 46.3 Increase 3.3
Conservative Alan Chell 392 28.5 Increase 8.2
Labour Ben Crozier 264 19.2 Increase 8.5
Green Geoff Wilkinson 83 6.0 Increase 1.4
Majority 244 17.8 Decrease 3.9
Turnout 1,383 30
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

High Street

High Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Clive English 742 42.0 Increase 11.5
Conservative Samuel Lain-Rose 461 26.1 Increase 8.9
Labour Tim Licence 428 24.2 Increase 11.5
Green Kimmy Falconer 135 7.6 Increase 0.1
Majority 281 15.9 Increase 14.2
Turnout 1,776 24
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Marden and Yalding

Marden and Yalding
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Burton 1,178 57.2 Increase 23.4
Liberal Democrats Sarah Rowe 429 20.8 Decrease 11.2
Labour Richard Coates 271 13.1 Increase 6.6
Green Caroline Jessel 183 8.9 Increase 4.8
Majority 749 36.4 Increase 34.6
Turnout 2,075 33
Conservative hold Swing

North

North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Tony Harwood 971 52.2 Increase 10.3
Conservative Joseph Mamo 524 28.2 Increase 11.4
Labour Maureen Cleator 282 15.2 Increase 6.1
Green Stuart Jeffery 84 4.5 Decrease 4.3
Majority 447 24.0 Increase 5.5
Turnout 1,867 30
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Park Wood

Park Wood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Daniel Rose 552 47.4 Increase 23.6
Labour Dan Wilkinson 528 45.4 Increase 26.8
Liberal Democrats Dinesh Khadka 84 7.2 Increase 2.4
Majority 24 2.0 N/A
Turnout 1,165 23
Conservative gain from UKIP Swing

Shepway North

Shepway North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alan Bartlett 881 52.1 Increase 24.7
Labour Kris Jeary 366 21.6 Increase 4.8
Liberal Democrats Steve Beerling 222 13.1 Decrease 1.3
Green Stephen Muggeridge 85 5.0 Decrease 0.9
Independent Carol Newton 81 4.8 New
Independent Gary Butler 56 3.3 New
Majority 515 30.5 N/A
Turnout 1,697 27
Conservative gain from UKIP Swing

Shepway South

Shepway South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Malcolm McKay 364 40.8 Increase 13.3
Conservative Paul Cooper 313 35.1 Increase 12.8
Independent John Barned 215 24.1 New
Majority 51 5.7 N/A
Turnout 894 22
Labour gain from UKIP Swing

South

South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Derek Mortimer 1,235 50.1 Increase 9.5
Conservative Paul Wooding 758 30.7 Increase 3.9
Labour Wendy Hollands 232 9.4 Increase 3.2
Independent Mike Hogg 139 5.6 New
Green Steven Cheeseman 80 3.2 Increase 0.1
Independent Yolande Kenward 23 0.9 New
Majority 477 19.4 Increase 5.6
Turnout 2,467 35
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Staplehurst

Staplehurst
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Perry 999 68.8 Increase 35.9
Labour Marlyn Randall 232 16.0 Increase 8.2
Liberal Democrats Andrew Watson 222 15.3 Decrease 11.8
Majority 767 52.8 Increase 47.0
Turnout 1,459 32
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Borough Council Election - Thursday 3rd May, 2018". Maidstone Borough Council. Retrieved 1 June 2022.