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The council is made up of 47 elected members representing 24 wards and employs more than 250 full-time equivalent staff.

The all-out election held in May 2023 resulted in a change to the coalition administration which now includes the Labour, Swale Independents Alliance and Green groups.

The council voted in October 2021 to move to a committee system of governance from the 2022/23 municipal year and four area committees have been running since September 2020.

Mid Kent Services is a partnership between Swale, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells borough councils. It was formed in 2008, and means the councils work together to reduce costs and improve service delivery and resilience. The partnership delivers a number of fully shared services, and the partners work together on shared procurement exercises and contract monitoring arrangements (like waste and recycling services) and have some shared management arrangements.

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