Folkestone & Hythe District Council election results

Published: 5 May 2023

A photograph of the election count floor at Three Hills Sports Park in Folkestone.

30 candidates have been elected to Folkestone & Hythe District Council.

The following candidates have been elected in the district council elections:

Broadmead: Belinda Walker (Labour and Co-operative Party)

Cheriton: Mike Blakemore (Green), Polly Blakemore (Green) and Rebecca Shoob (Green)

East Folkestone: Adrian Lockwood (Labour), Connor McConville (Labour) and Jackie Meade (Labour)

Folkestone Central: Abena Akuffo-Kelly (Labour), Laura Davison (Labour) and Liz McShane (Labour)

Folkestone Harbour: Bridget Chapman (Labour) and Nicola Keen (Labour)

Hythe: Rich Holgate (Green), Anita Jones (Green) and Jim Martin (Green)

Hythe Rural: Jeremy Speakman (Green) and John Wing (Green)

New Romney: Paul Thomas (Independent) and David Wimble (Independent)

North Downs East: James Butcher (Green), David Godfrey (Conservative) and Stephen Scoffham (Green)

North Downs West: Jennifer Hollingsbee (Conservative) and Elaine Martin (Green)

Romney Marsh: Tony Cooper (Labour and Co-operative Party) and Liz Grant (Conservative)

Sandgate and West Folkestone: Garry Fuller (Liberal Democrats) and Tim Prater (Liberal Democrats)

Walland and Denge Marsh: Clive Goddard (Conservative) and Alan Martin (Conservative)

The political make-up of Folkestone & Hythe District Council is as follows: Green 11, Labour 8, Conservative 5, Liberal Democrats 2, Independent 2, Labour & Co-operative 2.

Details of the new leader and other senior roles will be determined at the council's annual general meeting on Wednesday 24 May.

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Parish and town council votes were also counted this afternoon (5 May) and the outcomes have been published on our website and social media accounts.