The next county council election is on Thursday 4 May 2017. 81 councillors will be elected from 72 electoral divisions.
To vote in the Kent County Council 2017 election you must:
- be registered to vote by 13 April 2017 at an address in Kent
- be 18 or over on the day of the election (‘polling day’)
- be a British, Commonwealth or EU citizen
- not be legally excluded from voting.
In most areas, you vote for one candidate and the candidate with the most votes is elected. However in Birchington and Rural and Ramsgate you can vote for 2 candidates and the 2 candidates with the most votes are elected.
Polling will be between 7am and 10pm. Polling stations will be announced on April 25.
The number of county councillors for Kent has reduced from 84 to 81 following a boundary review in 2016.
County Council now
Conservatives are the majority party with 45 seats.
Main opposition is UKIP with 17 seats
Elected KCC councillors for Thanet who are not standing this year are Roger Latchford (Birchington, UKIP); Alan Terry (Broadstairs, UKIP); Mo Elenor (Margate, UKIP); Will Scobie (Margate, Labour) and Martyn Heale (Ramsgate, UKIP).
The candidates for 2017
Birchington and rural
BRIMM Suzanne UKIP
CURWEN Angie Liberal Democrats
DAWSON Emma Conservative Party Candidate
EVANS Peter UKIP
GREGORY Ken Conservative Party Candidate
PENNINGTON Martyn Liberal Democrats
RANSOM Natasha Green Party
ROBINSON Lynda Labour Party Candidate
YENER Seamus Labour Party Candidate
BINKS Rosalind Conservative Party Candidate
HEWER William Liberal Democrats
MACDONALD Terry Green Party
MCCANN Stuart Labour Party
WILTSHIRE Zita UKIP
BROWN Matthew Liberal Democrats
DAVIDGE David Independent
GAME Lesley Conservative Party
RAWF Aram Labour Party
WELLS Chris UKIP
WHITE Mike Green Party
BOYD Kerry Conservative Party
FINNEGAN John Liberal Democrats
HILLMAN Gary UKIP
KIRKHAM Bernard Green Party
LEWIS Barry Labour Party
REES Pip Independent
ARA Raushan Labour Party
CONSTANTINE Karen Labour Party
COSTEN Stefan Independent
DRIVER Ian Independent
FAIRBRASS Lin UKIP
GROSTATE Colin Independent
HEWER Catherine Liberal Democrats
MESSENGER Paul Conservative Party
RATTIGAN Marc Conservative Party
SHONK Trevor UKIP
WILLIAMS Jordan Liberal Democrats