Map showing the results of the 2021 Maidstone Borough Council election
Map showing the results of the 2021 Maidstone Borough Council election

The 2021 Maidstone Borough Council election took place on 6 May 2021, in order to elect members to the Maidstone Borough Council. These elections were originally due to take place on 7 May 2020, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the decision was taken to postpone them by a year.[1] These elections took place in conjunction with other local elections on the same day. Nominations for Elections were published on 9 April 2021.[2]

Background

These set of seats were last contested in 2016. These were due for re-election in 2020, but all local elections in the United Kingdom were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the main issues in this election was housing, and it was reported that Maidstone had built 146% of its projected target, more than any other local authority in Kent.[3] Neighbourhood Plan Referendums also took place in Boughton and Monchelsea[4] and Lenham[5]

These seats are due to be up for re-election in 2024.

Summary

2021 Maidstone Borough Council election
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Conservative 12 Increase 5 63.2 17 29 52.7 16,433 47.3 +7.7
  Liberal Democrats 4 Decrease 4 21.1 13 17 30.9 6,785 19.5 -7.1
  Independent 2 Steady 10.5 3 5 9.1 1,819 5.2 -1.8
  Labour 1 Steady 5.3 3 4 7.3 4,881 14.1 +3.8
  Green 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 4,655 13.4 +2.4
  For Britain 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 25 0.1 New
  UKIP 0 Decrease 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 N/A N/A -5.4

Ward Results

Allington

Allington[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stan Forecast 1,084 46 +22
Liberal Democrats Diana Joy Lewins 932 39 -11
Labour John Edward Randall 178 8 -1
Green Steven Mark Cheeseman 169 7 +6
Majority 152 7
Turnout 2393
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Barming and Teston

Barming and Teston[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Fay Lynette Gooch 607 65 -14
Conservative Andrew James Catley 204 22 +13
Labour Dennis Luchman 66 7 +3
Green Kimberley Joan Milham 50 5 +2
Majority 403 43
Turnout 941
Independent hold Swing

Bearsted

Bearsted[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Denis Charles Spooner 1,787 70 +33
Labour Co-op Jim Grogan 399 16 +7
Green Ciaran Dominic Oliver 381 15 +12
Majority 1388 54
Turnout 2583
Conservative hold Swing

Boughton Monchelsea and Chart Sutton

Boughton Monchelsea and Chart Sutton[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Steve Munford 512 53 -7
Conservative Karen Louise Chappell-Tay 271 28 +9
Green Caroline Rosemary Jessel 140 14 +8
Labour Bob Millar 43 4 0
Majority 241 25
Turnout 974
Independent hold Swing

Boxley

Boxley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Heidi Jacqueline Ann Bryant 1,481 67.0 +8.0
Labour Marsha Grace Beverley Todd 298 13.5 N/A
Green Ian Francis Stewart McDonald 229 10.4 N/A
Liberal Democrats Mike Thompson 204 9.2 -15.0
Majority 1,183 53.5
Turnout 2,212
Conservative hold Swing

Bridge

Bridge
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tom Cannon 743 42.4 +1.4
Green Donna Louise Greenan 541 30.9 +16.7
Liberal Democrats Ben Webster-Whiting 469 26.8 -7.2
Majority 202 11.5
Turnout 1,753
Conservative hold Swing

Coxheath and Hunton

Coxheath and Hunton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Simon Noel Webb 1,380 58.9 +23.4
Liberal Democrats Peter Charles Stephen Lewis 570 24.3 -33.9
Green Claire Louise Kehily 394 16.8 N/A
Majority 810 34.6
Turnout 2,370
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

East

East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Martin Ashley Richard Cox 762 33.2 -14.2
Conservative Harprit Singh Dogra 747 32.5 +3.9
Independent Kate Hammond 333 14.5 N/A
Labour Marlyn Randall 274 11.9 -1.0
Green James Edward Shalice 179 7.8 -3.4
Majority 15 0.7
Turnout 2,295
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Fant

Fant
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Patrick Coates 940 43.4 +8.3
Conservative Mitu Chowdhury 756 34.9 +6.4
Green Christopher John Veasey Turner 468 21.6 +7.3
Majority 184 8.5
Turnout 2,164
Labour hold Swing

Headcorn

Headcorn
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ziggy Trzebinski 1,127 63.9 -10.9
Green Susan Theresa Parr 226 12.8 N/A
Labour Barwich Sarah Joan 188 10.7 -0.1
Liberal Democrats Martin Hougaard Richards 172 9.8 -4.7
Reform UK Twiz Stripp 50 2.8 N/A
Majority 901 50.0
Turnout 1,763
Conservative hold Swing

Heath

Heath
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter David Holmes 577 36.8 +8.3
Liberal Democrats Vizzard Bryan Charles 540 34.4 -11.9
Labour Jo Burns 307 19.6 +0.4
Green Stephen Roy Thompson 145 9.2 +3.2
Majority 37 2.4
Turnout 1,569
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

High Street

High Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Denise June Joy 675 37.4 -10.5
Conservative Sanjiv Kumar Brajkishore 514 28.5 +8.2
Labour Richard John Coates 360 19.9 +0.4
Green Gemma Sue Battrum 257 14.2 +1.9
Majority 161 8.9
Turnout 1,806
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Marden and Yalding

Marden and Yalding
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Claudine Jane Russell 1,695 61.7 +14.8
Green Mike Summersgill 504 18.3 -3.9
Labour Natalie Victoria Allen 313 11.4 +0.4
Liberal Democrats Stephen James Goffredi 175 6.4 N/A
Reform UK Justin Gregory Andre Randall 60 2.2 N/A
Majority 1,191 43.4
Turnout 2,747
Conservative hold Swing

North

North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Michelle Hastie 786 40.2 N/A
Conservative Scott Hahnefeld 722 36.9 +4.4
Labour David John Reay 244 12.5 -14.9
Green Derek Roy Eagle 203 10.4 -14.4
Majority 64 3.3
Turnout 1,955
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

North Downs

North Downs
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Patrik Garten 472 49.7 -22.5
Green Jeffery Stuart Robert 407 42.8 +29.6
Labour Theresa Ruby Lyons 46 4.8 N/A
Liberal Democrats Zeina Toric-Azad 25 2.6 -12.1
Majority 65 6.9
Turnout 950
Conservative hold Swing

Park Wood

Park Wood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lewis John McKenna 647 52.3 +4.9
Labour Dan Wilkinson 473 38.2 -7.2
Liberal Democrats Andrew Francis Cockersole 117 9.5 +2.3
Majority 174 14.1
Turnout 1,237
Conservative hold Swing

Shepway North

Shepway North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul Charles Cooper 926 51.3 +12.4
Labour Lesley Frances McKay 329 18.2 +1.5
Liberal Democrats Joe Higson 286 15.8 +0.5
Green Stephen Fraser Muggeridge 165 9.1 +2.2
Independent Gary Butler 100 5.5 +2.9
Majority 597 33.1
Turnout 1,806
Conservative hold Swing

Shepway South

Shepway South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gary Cooke 375 39.4 +4.3
Independent Eddie Powell 267 28.1 N/A
Labour Maureen Cleator 210 22.1 -18.7
Liberal Democrats Arnold Tay 74 7.8 N/A
For Britain Lawrence Rustem 25 2.6 N/A
Majority 108 11.3
Turnout 951
Conservative gain from UKIP Swing

South

South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Paul John Wilby 998 42.8 -15.9
Conservative Will Dinley 925 39.6 +14.9
Labour Kim Roberts 213 9.1 +2.3
Green Simon Milham 197 8.4 +2.8
Majority 73 3.2
Turnout 2,333
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

References

  1. ^ Electoral Commission - Statement on the UK Government's decision to postpone May's polls. Retrieved on 11 April 2021
  2. ^ Maidstone Borough Council - Notice of Election - Borough Council Archived 2021-04-11 at the Wayback Machine - Retrieved on 11 April 2021
  3. ^ KentOnline - Maidstone exceeds government house-building targets. Retrieved on 6 May 2021
  4. ^ Maidstone Borough Council - Boughton Monchelsea Referendum Notice of Poll Archived 2021-05-06 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 6 May 2021
  5. ^ Maidstone Borough Council - Lenham Referendum Notice of Poll Archived 2021-05-06 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 6 May 2021.
  6. ^ Maidstone Borough Council - Allington Result. Retrieved 7 May 2021
  7. ^ Maidstone Borough Council - Barming and Teston Result. Retrieved 7 May 2021
  8. ^ Maidstone Borough Council - Bearsted Result. Retrieved 7 May 2021.
  9. ^ Maidstone Borough Council - Boughton Monchelse and Chart Sutton Results. Retrieved 7 May 2021