Support your local Conservative Party candidates, Rory Love, Tony Hills, Dylan Jeffrey, Dick Pascoe, Andy Weatherhead and Susan Carey at the Kent County Council elections in our district on Thursday 6th May 2021
Find out more about each candidate here:
- Cheriton, Sandgate and Hythe East - Rory Love
- Romney Marsh - Tony Hills
- Folkestone East - Dick Pascoe
- Folkestone West - Dylan Jeffrey
- Hythe West - Andy Weatherhead
- Elham Valley - Susan Carey
The Kent County Council elections in Elham Valley division have been postponed following the death of the Labour candidate. We send our condolences to his wife, family and colleagues at this difficult time for them all. Susan Carey, our County Councillor for Elham Valley and candidate for the election has issued the following statement for her constituents:
“One of the candidates for the Elham Valley County Council division has died after nominations closed and before postal votes were sent out, the election for this one seat has therefore been cancelled in accordance with electoral law and will now take place within 35 working days of 06 May.
IMPORTANT The election for the Police & Crime Commissioner will still go ahead on 06 May.
We do not yet have a date for the new election for County Council and I have asked KCC’s Democratic Services team to put in place a temporary contact email to pick up the normal queries and problems I would deal with as your local member as, unless a legal way can be found, I will cease to be your County Councillor from 10 May and there will be no one in place till after the new election.
I will be happy to continue to help as much as I can and residents are welcome to contact me at email@example.com until 10 May and after that date you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org and, if you wish, copy me in on email@example.com
The candidate who died so suddenly was Christopher Deane and he was also standing for the town council vacancy in Hythe. This election too will be cancelled and the whole process will start again.”
*Please note that this picture was taken before the recent lockdown
They all bring different experience and skills but they’re united in their commitment to the areas they represent and their shared Conservative values.
Susan Carey is the KCC Cabinet Member for Environment and she’s been at the forefront of KCC’s work to improve Kent’s environment. Tony Hills is Deputy Cabinet Member for Environment and takes the lead on all flood-related issues for Kent.
Rory Love is Vice-Chairman of Environment and Transport Cabinet Committee and Dick Pascoe is Vice-Chairman of the Planning Committee.
They are joined by new candidates Dylan Jeffrey and Andrew Weatherhead who are both local candidates with a wealth of local experience to strengthen the Conservative Team at Kent County Council.
There are 81 County Councillors and the Conservatives are fielding candidates in every seat. In 2017 the Conservatives won 67 of the 81 seats.
Read more about our candidates here. If you’d like to know more or want to help the campaign in your area, please do contact the candidates.