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Kent local elections: Results from Thanet

Voters in Thanet have taken to the polls to have their say on who will represent them on Kent County Council.

Residents were also asked to cast their vote in a by-election for the Newington, Dane Valley and Central Harbour wards to fill the three vacant seats on Thanet District Council. (Scroll down for live results)


The authority is currently made up of 25 Conservatives, 17 Labour members, six from the Thanet Independent Group, three Greens and two independents.

Despite not holding the majority, the council is led by the Labour Party, with Cllr Helen Whitehead as interim leader, after the resignation of Cllr Rick Everitt last month.

During the poll, people were also asked to chose who will represent them in the Central Harbour ward on Ramsgate Town Council and had their say on who should be the county's Police and Crime Commisioner.

In the KCC election, the number of county councillors to be elected for Birchington and Rural as well as Ramsgate is two, and one for Broadstairs, Cliftonville and Margate.


Live results

7.04pm: Cllr Trevor Shonk (Conservative with 3,157 votes) and Cllr Karen Constantine (Labour with 2,864 votes) are elected as KCC councillors for Ramsgate.

5.49pm: Cllr Trevor Shonk (Conservative) is elected as district councillor for Newington ward with 265 votes.

5.35pm: Cllr Tricia Austin (Green) is elected as town councillor for Ramsgate Central Harbour ward with 779 votes.

4.31pm: Cllr David Wallin (Conservative) is elected as district councillor for Dane Valley ward with 491 votes.

4.26pm: Cllr Barry Lewis (Labour) is elected as KCC councillor for Margate with 1,376 votes.

Cllr Barry Lewis
Cllr Barry Lewis

3.40pm: Cllr Rosalind Binks (Conservative) is elected as KCC Councillor for Broadstairs with 2,695 votes

Cllr Rosalind Binks, Conservative
Cllr Rosalind Binks, Conservative

3.33pm: Cllr Lesley Game (Conservative) is elected as KCC councillor for Cliftonville with 2,468 votes.

Cllr Lesley Game, Conservative
Cllr Lesley Game, Conservative

2.30pm: The turnout figures have been announced

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