Maidstone

CON Lose to NOC
Party Seats Change +/-
Conservative Seats 25 Seats +/- -4
Liberal Democrat Seats 19 Seats +/- -1
Independent Seats 5 Seats +/- 0
United Kingdom Independence Party Seats 4 Seats +/- +4
Labour Seats 2 Seats +/- +1

Council background

Type
District Council
Seats up
20 seats up for election - Third
Boundary change
No

Latest updates Maidstone Borough Council

02.05.2017

00:42

The elections set to be forgotten?

A million more people joined the electoral register in 2016. Will it make a difference?

06.05.2016

20:10

Tories tighten grip on Tunbridge Wells

The Conservative Party tightens its grip on Tunbridge Wells but Maidstone is a hung council in elections.

05.05.2016

07:00

Polling stations open across Kent

Voting takes place for two local councils in Kent and to elect the county's police and crime commissioner.

29.04.2016

15:06

Local council elections in Kent

Parts of Kent will head to the polls on Thursday 5 May for local elections - find out who your candidates are.

08.05.2015

17:44

No-one in control in Maidstone

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There is still no party in overall control of Maidstone Borough Council.

The Conservatives and independents each gained one seat with UKIP losing two.

The new council has 25 Conservatives, 20 Lib Dems, six independents two Labour and two UKIP.

18.09.2014

14:10

Housing plans 'failing residents'

A Kent council is "failing to protect" residents of two villages over plans to build more than 2,000 new homes, a UKIP councillor says.

03.09.2014

15:58

Councils not using empty homes power

Nearly half of councils in Kent are not using their powers against property owners who leave their homes empty for two or more years.

24.05.2014

01:39

Tories lose councils amid UKIP surge

The Conservatives lose control of two councils in the South East following gains for Labour and a surge in support for UKIP in the local elections.

23.05.2014

16:56

Tories lose Maidstone as UKIP gains

The Conservatives lose control of Maidstone Borough Council but retain Tunbridge Wells.
12:13

'Victims of protest'

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In Maidstone, which went to no overall control after the Conservatives lost four seats and UKIP gained four, Tory councillor Christopher Garland says: "We were victims of a general protest vote."

He adds: "I believe that UKIP do not offer anything whatsoever for local people."

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