Published: 15:20, 07 May 2021
| Updated: 17:59, 07 May 2021
The first results are in for the Kent County Council elections in the Dover district.
Voters in the Dover district have been asked to decide which party will control Kent County Council and who will be the next police and crime commissioner for Kent.
Polling stations were open yesterday and counts began today.
KCC - which looks after schools, roads and social care, among other things - is currently run by a Tory administration after the party regained control in 2017.
The authority is made up of 81 councillors who are elected every four years.
In the Dover district there were 32 candidates across the area's five divisions: Dover North, Dover Town, Dover West, Deal & Walmer and Sandwich.
Nine of whom were women. There were equal numbers of candidates representing the big three political parties: seven for Labour, seven for the Conservatives and seven for the Lib Democrats.
In addition five stood for the Green Party, there were four independent candidates, and two representing the Workers Party of Britain.
One seat was available and Tory councillor Sue Chandler was re-elected with 60% of the votes (2808).
Cllr Chandler, who lives in Cop Street, Ash, also sits on Dover District Council (DDC).
Sandwich's runner up was Labour's Barney Sadler who obtained 16% of the vote (749) and The Green Party's Abigail Stroud won 11% of votes (508).
Cllr Chandler was re-elected with a majority of 44%, a change of -2% from the previous election. A total of 4700 votes were cast, representing a turnout of 35% .
One seat was available and David Gary Beaney (Con) was elected. He won 62% of the vote (2663).
Labour's Pam Brivio took 23% of the vote (1007) followed by Nicholas Shread of the Green Party.
Cllr Beaney was elected with a majority of 39%. A total of 4296 votes were cast, representing a turnout of 34% .
This division also had one seat to fill and Steve Manion was elected with 52% of the vote (2138).
He had been a KCC councillor since 2009. His vote percentage dropped from 53.72% (2074) in 2017s local election.
Cllr Manion was elected with a majority of 26%. A total of 4129 votes were cast, representing a turnout of 34% .
There were two seats available for the Dover Town division which were retained by the Tories.
Cllr Nigel Collor won 26% of votes (2977) followed by fellow conservative Oliver Richardson with 20% (2287).
The runners up were Labour candidates Dom Howden and Charlotte Zosseder with 17% and 16% respectively.
Cllr Collor was re-elected with a majority of 6%, a change of 5% from the previous election. A total of 11499 votes were cast, representing a turnout of 25% .
There were two seats available in Deal &Walmer.
Trevor Bond was elected having won 25% of votes (3964) and Derek Murphy takes the other seat with 23% of votes (3693).
The nearest candidates were Eileen Rowbotham with 17% of votes and Edward Arthur Biggs won 15%.
Cllr Bond was re-elected with a majority of 2%, a change of 1% from the previous election. A total of 15980 votes were cast, representing a turnout of 35% .
Full list of candidates:
Dover Town (9): Nigel Collor (Con) Robert Colin Franklin (Lib Dem), Dom Howden (Lab), David Campbell Kerr (Workers part of Britain), Luke Thomas Lyden (Lib Dem), Oliver Richardson (Con), Beccy Sawbridge (Green), Graham Richard Wanstall (Inde) and Charlotte Zosseder (Lab).
Dover West (4): David Gary Beaney (Con), Rick Blackwell (Lib Dem), Pamela Mary Brivio (Lab), Nicholas Shred (Green).
Dover North (4): Stephen Charles Manion (Con), Annabel Helen Veronica Stogdon (Lib Dem), Sarah Ann Waite-Gleave (Green) and Charles Francis Woodgate (Lab).
Deal & Walmer (10): Edward Athur Biggs (Lab), Trevor Antony Bond (Con), Mike Eddy (Green), Bobby Falaise (Inde), John Francis Gosling (Lib Dem), Penelope Laetitia James (Lib Dem), Derek Peter Murphy (Con), Eileen Diane Rowbotham (Lab), Christopher Colin Tasker (Workers Party of Britain), Chris Tough (Inde)
Sandwich (5): Paul Ivor Carter (Inde), Sue Chandler (Con), Vernon Charles Recas (Lib Dem), Barney Sadler (Labour), Abigail Stroud (Green).