Conservatives have won 61 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