POLITICS: Tories prepare for power after council election victory
Tuesday 11th May 2021
THE Conservatives will officially take control of Maidstone Borough Council later this month after its resounding victory on May 6.
The Tories now have a virtually unassailable 29 seat presence on the authority after years of no overall control.
They picked up five seats, including four from the ruling Liberal Democrats, at Allington, Shepway South, Heath, Bridge and Coxheath & Hunton.
The Lib Dems are understood to be holding an inquest into the defeat tomorrow night.
There was a turnout of just 33%.
The political make-up now consists of:
Liberal Democrats 17
Maidstone Independent 1
Allington – Stan Forecast – Conservative
Barming and Teston – Fay Gooch – Independent
Bearsted – Denis Spooner – Conservative
Boughton Monchelsea and Chart Sutton – Steve Munford – Independent
Boxley – Heidi Bryant – Conservative
Bridge – Tom Cannon – Conservative
Coxheath & Hunton – Simon Webb – Conservative
East – Martin Cox – Liberal Democrats
Fant – Patrick Coates – Labour
Headcorn - Ziggy Trzebinski – Conservative
Heath – Peter Holmes – Conservative
High Street – Denise Joy - Liberal Democrats
Marden & Yalding – Claudine Russell – Conservative
North – Michelle Hastie – Liberal Democrats
North Downs – Patrik Garten – Conservative
Parkwood – Lewis McKenna – Conservative
Shepway North – Paul Cooper – Conservative
Shepway South – Gary Cooke – Conservative
South – Paul Wilby – Liberal Democrats
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