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Gillingham was a non-metropolitan district in Kent, England. It was abolished on 1 April 1998 and replaced by Medway.

History

The Borough of Gillingham, was formed in 1903, to which, in 1928, the adjoining parish of Rainham was added.

In 1944, a Medway Towns Joint Amalgamation Committee was formed by the borough corporations of Chatham, Gillingham and Rochester, to discuss the possibility of the towns forming a single county borough. In 1948 the Local Government Boundary Commission recommended that the area become a "most purposes" county borough, but the recommendation was not carried out.

Political control

Since the first election to the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[1]

Party in control Years
No overall control 1973-1976
Conservative 1976-1990
No overall control 1990-1995
Liberal Democrats 1995-1998

Council elections

Borough result maps

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By-election results

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References

  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  2. ^ The Borough of Gillingham (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1976
  3. ^ The Gillingham and Swale (Areas) Order 1982