Thanet district election 2019: The results

Verification taking place

Results from Thanet’s district election vote are being announced today (May 3).

Currently the verification process of ballot papers has been completed and it is now time for the count to begin.

The turnout was 30.15%.

The turnout for the 2015 election was 71%, however that year was also a General Election. The 2011 district election turnout was 42%.

The 2015 results

Party name Seats won % of votes
 UKIP 33 36%
 Conservative Party Candidate 18 31%
 The Labour Party Candidate 2 12%
 Labour Party 2 12%
 Independent Group 1 1%
0 2%
 Green Party 0 2%
 Liberal Democrats 0 < 1%
 The Green Party 0 < 1%
 We Are The Reality Party 0 < 1%
 Thanet Independent Group 0 < 1%
 Liberal Democrat 0 < 1%
 Ramsgate First 0 < 1%
Turnout: 71%

Live – results as they are announced

Newington ward

Labour candidates Karen Constantine and Rick Everitt have been voted in for Newington.

Cllr Constantine took 412 votes, Rick Everitt 365 votes, Katie Gerrard Green Party took 209 votes, David Spicer Conservative 188, and Sandra Spicer. Conservative, 181.

Turnout 21.14%.

Cllr Constantine said: “I want to thank the people of Newington for putting their trust, faith and confidence in me for this huge challenge. Labour wants to reverse the austerity agenda.”

Cllr Constantine also thanked all the other candidates and parties for ‘keeping democracy vibrant.’

Kingsgate ward

Bob Bayford, Conservative, takes the seat with 413 votes. Dick Symonds, Labour, took 200 votes. Turnout was 35.57%.

Cllr Bayford predicted “an interesting afternoon”  saying this year would be the ‘strangest’ election he had ever experienced.


Labour take the two seats with Pauline Farrance taking 314 votes and Candy Gregory recording 286 votes.

Richard Baxter, Independent, 184 votes; Robin Edwards, Thanet Independents Party, 200; Luke Evans, TIC. 210; John Finnegan, Lib Dem, 199; Callum Gurr, Lib Dem, 124; David Wallin, Conservative, 265 votes.

Turnout 24.94%.


Labour candidates have taken Nethercourt ward. Liz Green, with 509 votes, and Tony Ovenden, with 411 votes, take the two seats.

Stephen Byrne, Conservative, 312 votes, Colin Grostate, Conservative, 355, Tim Spencer, Green, 249, Paul Weller, UKIP, 203 votes.

Turnout 32.09%

Sir Moses Montefiore

Another win for Labour with Pat Moore, 416 votes, and Mark Hopkinson, 406 votes, taking the seats.

Terry Connor, UKIP, 186; Gary Perkins, Independent, 195, John Holmes, Conservative, 277; Paul Messenger, Independent, 206, Vic Todd, Conservative, 255 votes.

Turnout 29.75%


Another Labour win with Steve Albon, 655 votes, Helen Crittenden, 633 votes and Corinna Huxley, 599, votes taking the seats.

Tricia Hartley, Green, 553; David Kingham, Conservative, 275; Janet Kingham, Conservative,272, Sarah Larkins, Independent, 303 and Peter Parsons, Conservative, 254.

Turn out 26.67%


Conservatives take the two seats with Jill Bayford, 619 votes, and David Parsons, 577 votes.

Jemima Brown, Labour, 309; Robert Stone, Lib Dem, 204; Margaret Symonds, Labour, 272; Mel Winter, Green, 325 votes.

Turnout 39.08%

Cliffsend and Pegwell

The two seats have gone to the Conservative candidates Brenda Rogers, 648 votes, and David Stevens, 596 votes.

Steve Ansell, Labour, 227; Michael Barnbrook, The For Britain Movement, 255;  Graeme Birchall, Independent, 278; Christine Hudson, Labour, 267; Abigail Randall, Green, 319 votes

Turnout 36.91%

Beacon Road

Conservative Paul Moore, 368 votes, and Labour’s Aram Rawf, 363 votes, take the seats.

John Buckley, Thanet Independents Party, 260; Ian Ellard, Lib Dem, 60; Jane-Lee Hopkinson, Labour, 353; Charlie Leys, Conservative, 323; Hazel Slater, Thanet Independents Party, 230 votes.

Turnout 30.96%

Central Harbour

Two Labour and one Green seat for Central Harbour. Raushan Ara, 909 votes for Labour, Peter Campbell, Labour, 878, and Becky Wing, Green, 765.

John Davis, Conservative, 346; Morgan Harris, Conservative, 322; Samara Jones-Hall, Independent (withdrew from the election), 109; Tom King, Labour, 556; James Thomas, Conservative, 264; Mandy Shonk, Thanet Independents Party, 386 and Trevor Shonk, Thanet Independents Party, 436 votes.

Turnout 33.2%

Viking ward

Independent Ruth Brackstone-Bailey, 776 votes, wins a seat alongside Tories Mave, Saunders, 791 votes, and David Saunders, 770 votes.

Roger Binks, Conservative, 770 (lots drawn); Fiona Crawford, Labour, 625; Jeremy De Rose, Lib Dem, 281; Terry MacDonald, Green, 599; Annie Watson, Labour, 534 votes.

Turnout 36.76%


Thanet Independent Councillors take all three seats. Lynda Piper with  494 votes, Stuart Piper, 516 votes and George Rusiecki with 425 votes.

Don Challinger, Labour, 343; Keith Clarke, Conservative, 263; Mary Dwyer-King, Labour, 371; Ross Holding, Conservative, 208; Nickie Holding, Conservative, 210; Peter Wharmby, Labour, 368 and Jordan Williams, Lib Dem, 98.

Turnout 24%


Conservatives Mick Tomlinson, 431 votes, and Ash Ashbee, 413 votes, take the seats.

Margaret Hay, Labour, 245; Clementina Onwuegbute, Labour, 223; Barry O’Brien, Labour, 211; Tony Uden, Green, 262.

Turnout 29.26%

St Peter’s

Green candidate Mike Garner, 657 votes, and Tories Jason Savage, 755 votes, and Roy Dexter, 768 votes, take the seats.

Gail Banks, Lib Dem, 322; Phil Coulson, Labour, 492; Sarah St John, Labour, 455, Marc Rattigan, Conservative, 652 votes.

Turnout 30.88%


Conservative Kerry Boyd, 333 votes, and Thanet Independents Party John Dennis, 386 votes, take the seats.

Peter Evans, Conservative, 305; Michal Kleszcz, Labour, 134; Barry Lewis, Labour, 149,; Roy Potts, Thanet Independents Party, 289.

Turnout 22.94%

Margate Central

Labour candidates Rob Yates,  451 votes, and Helen Whitehead, 482 votes, take the seats.

Gary-Paul Derriman, Ind, 157; Robin Haddon, Conservative, 147; Barry Millen, Conservative, 135; Sue Rees, Green, 174, David Wells, Thanet Independents Party, 157.

Turnout 25,04%

Thanet Villages

Trevor Roper, for Greens, takes a seat with 599 votes and Conservatives Reece Pugh, 638 votes and  David Hart, 602 votes.

Angie Curwen, Lib Dem, 567; Del Goddard, Labour, 223; Jeremy Kitt, Lib Dem 416; Guy Wilson, Conservative, 460 votes.

Turnout 31.12%

Cliftonville East

Conservatives take all three seats with Lesley Game, 1076 votes, Stephen Shrubb, 951, and Cedric Towning, 870 votes.

Jane Hetherington, Labour, 410; Reg McLaughlin, Labour, 349; Kanndiss Riley, WEP, 317; Matthew Shoul, Labour, 375.

Turnout 33.29%


Two Conservatives Sam Bambridge, 598 votes, and Matthew Scott, 640, and Thanet Independents Party Bertie Braidwood, 626 votes, take the seats.

John Cornwall, Labour, 366; David Donldson, Labour, 362; Rob Edwards, Green, 470; Carol Messenger, Conservative, 528; Cheri Pennington, Lib Dem, 214; Martyn Pennington Lib Dem, 281.

Turnout 31.44%

Birchington North

Tories Simon Day, 739 votes, and Keith Coleman-Cooke, 666 votes, take the seats.

Jill Britcher, Labour, 247; Karen Roper, Green, 423

Turnout 37.44%

Birchington South

Conservatives take all three seats. Phil Fellows, 720 votes, George Kup, 714, and Linda Wright, 743 votes

Suzanne Brimm, Ind, 616; Richard Lockwood, Labour, 298; Robert Wright, Lib Dem, 314

Turnout 30.41%

Cliftonville West

Labour take the three seats with Harry Scobie, 665, Heather Keen, 672, and Alan Currie, 724.

Steve Campbell, Thanet Independents Party, 314; Peter Cook, Thanet Independents Party, 327; Darryn De La Soul, Lib Dem, 239; Mark Mulvihill, Conservative, 245; Jeremy Scarlet, Conservative, 241, Ed Targett, Green, 442, Avril Towning, Con, 209

Turnout 29.3%

Dane Valley

Thanet Independent Party councillors Gary Taylor, 631 votes, Linda Potts, 539 votes and Labour’s Ruth Duckworth, 437 votes, take the seats.

Martin Boyd, Labour, 415; Leo Britcher, Labour, 391; Matthew Brown, Lib Dem, 234; Ian Gregory, Conservative, 405.

Turnout 25%

This means the make up of Thanet council is now  Conservatives 25, Labour 20 seats, Thanet Independent Party 7 seats Greens 3 seats, Independent one seat.