2017 County Election Results
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).
Full results can be found HERE
2017 General Election Results
Damian Collins has held the Folkestone & Hythe seat for the Conservatives with an increased share of vote and increased majority. The Conservatives also improved on their performance at the recent County Council elections winning nearly 55% of the vote on a 68% turnout compared to a 43% share of vote on a 34% turnout on 04 May.
Here are the full results
Party Candidate Votes Share of vote
Conservative Damian Collins 32,197 54.7%
Labour Laura Davison 16,786 28.5%
Liberal Democrat Lynne Beaumont 4.222 7.2%
UKIP Stephen Priestley 2,565 4.4%
Green Martin Whybrow 2,498 4.2%
Independent David Plumstead 493 0.8%
Independent Naomi Slade 114 0.2%
Full results can also be found HERE