Kent County Council Elections: What you need to know

The Kent County Council elections will happen on Thursday the 6th of May with 80 councillors being elected from 71 divisions. The election is a chance to have your say on how the county operates including aspects like transport, social services and education.

Here’s what you need to know.

The full list of locations is:

  • Ashford
  • Canterbury
  • Dartford
  • Dover
  • Folkestone
  • Gravesham
  • Maidstone
  • Sevenoaks
  • Swale
  • Thanet
  • Tonbridge and Malling
  • Tunbridge Wells

Use the interactive map and the official Kent County Council website to find your own division, as well as the nearest polling station.

Libraries will also be closed and used as polling stations, so plan accordingly.

 

The last county council election saw the Conservatives lead with 50% of the vote and 67 seats won. The liberal democrats and labour trailed behind with 6 and 5 seats respectively.

The only areas exempt from these elections are the Medway towns, which is a unitary authority. This means that the area has its own council, and therefore its own elections.

Elham Valley’s elections have been cancelled following the death of one of their candidates. However, a new election for that division will be hosted in due time.