Conservatives increase majority at County

Conservatives have won 67 of the 81 seats at Kent County Council (22 more than in the elections four years ago).  Here in the Shepway area they won Cheriton, Sandgate & Hythe East, Elham valley, Folkestone East, Folkestone West and Romney Marsh and came within 190 votes of winning Hythe West.  Across the district the Conservatives had a 43% share of vote well above any of the opposition parties.  Susan Carey had the largest vote (2,706), highest share of vote (54%) and largest majority (2,067).

Such a strong showing from the Conservatives bodes well for the General Election on 08 June.

  • All six Conservative candidates after the count
  • The Kent wide results
  • Susan Carey winner of Elham Valley with her district council colleague Jenny Hollingsbee at the count
  • The first result was Dick Pascoe’s win in Folkestone East
  • Overview of the count