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Elections

Previous elections

Faversham Town Council by-elections

Faversham Town Council by-elections for Priory and Watling wards was due to be held on Thursday 7 May 2020, but this has now been postponed.

Police and Crime Commissioner

Our Kent Police and Crime Commissioner election due to be held on Thursday 7 May, 2020 has been postponed.

For more information about this election please visit Dartford Borough Council’s website.

Warden Parish by-election

Warden Parish by-election was due to be held on Thursday 9 April 2020, but this has now been postponed.

December 2019 general election

A general election was held on Thursday 12 December, 2019.

For more information about the 2019 general election, including the results, you can visit the December 2019 general election page.

23 May European Parliamentary election

A European Parliamentary election will be held on Thursday 23 May, 2019.

For more information about the 23 May 2019 European Parliamentary election, including deadlines for registering to vote, you can visit the European Parliamentary election page.

2 May borough council elections

Borough council elections were held on Thursday, 2 May 2019.

  • Centre Progressive, no seats
  • Conservative, 16 seats
  • Green Party, 2 seats
  • Independent, 2 seats
  • Labour, 11 seats
  • Labour and Co-op, no seats
  • Liberal Democrats, 5 seats
  • Swale Independents, 10 seats
  • The Official Monster Raving Looney Party, no seats
  • UKIP, 1 seat

You can download declarations of the results including all 24 wards.

2 May parish and town council elections

Parish and Town Council elections were held on Thursday, 2 May 2019.

For more information about the 2 May 2019 parish and town council elections, including deadlines for registering to vote, you can visit the parish and town council elections page.

2 May Kent County Council by-election

A Kent County Council by-election was held on Thursday 2 May, 2019 for the Sittingbourne North county division, which covers Chalkwell, Kemsley, Milton Regis and Murston wards.

For more information about the 2 May 2019 Kent County Council by-election, including deadlines for registering to vote, you can visit the Kent County Council by-election page.

Selling Parish Council by-election

A by-election for Selling Parish Council was held on Thursday 15 November 2018. You can download the Declaration of the result (PDF 10kb).

You can read the Notice of Election here.

You can read the statement of persons nominated here (PDF 11kb).

Sheppey East Borough Ward by-election results are now available to download.

The deadline for nominations for Sheppey East Borough Ward has now passed. For more information on the nominations, you can read the Appointment of Election AgentsStatement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll.

Milton Regis by-election

An election was held for a Borough Councillor for the Milton Regis Ward on Thursday, 3 August 2017.

Results

You can download the Declaration of result of poll for Milton Regis Ward.

General Election

A general election took place on Thursday, 8 June 2017.

Results

You can download the Declaration of result of poll for the general election.

Selling Parish Council

The Selling Parish Council election was held on Friday, 2 June 2017.

Results

The Selling Parish Council election was uncontested and you can view the result here.

Kent County Council elections

Elections for Kent County councillors took place on Thursday, 4 May 2017.

Results

The results for the Kent County Council elections are available on the Kent County Council website.

Faversham Creek Neighbourhood Plan referendum

The Faversham Creek Neighbourhood Plan referendum took place on Thursday, 4 May 2017.

The Faversham Creek Neighbourhood Plan referendum asked the question "Do you want Swale Borough Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Faversham Creek to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?".

Results

In favour: 5,418 (88%)
Not in favour: 706 (12%)

Faversham Town Council By-election

The Election of a Town Councillor for the Abbey Ward seat on Faversham Town Council took place on Thursday, 19 January 2017.

Results

You can download the Declaration of result of poll for Faversham Town Council - Abbey Ward

Leysdown Parish By-election

The Election for the election of a Parish Councillor for Leysdown Parish Council was held on Thursday, 21 July 2016.

You can download the Declaration of result of poll for the Leysdown Parish by-election.

EU Referendum

The referendum on whether the UK should stay in or leave the European Union took place on Thursday, 23 June 2016.

Results

There were 75,913 votes cast in Swale for the referendum from a total of 102,209 eligible electors, which represents a 74.27% turnout. There were 44 spoilt ballot papers.

The result for Swale were:

  • Remain in the EU - 28,481
  • Leave the EU - 47,388

Police and Crime Commissioner

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Kent Police election as held on Thursday, 5 May 2016.

Results

Matthew Richard Scott has been elected to serve as Police and Crime Commissioner for the Kent police area.

You can view the Kent count results on the Kent Police and Crime Commissioner Election website.

Warden Parish Council election

A poll for the above election on Thursday, 25 June 2015 between the hours of 7am and 10pm.

Bapchild and Stalisfield Parish Council elections

Bapchild and Stalisfield Parish council elections were uncontested and the results were as follows:

UK Parliamentary Elections

There are two Parliamentary constituencies in Swale: Sittingbourne and Sheppey, and Faversham and Mid Kent.

The count for the Parliamentary elections happened overnight on 7 May 2015.

The count for the Sittingbourne and Sheppey constituency was overseen by Swale Borough Council.

As only part of the Faversham and Mid Kent constituency falls within Swale, the count for this seat was managed by Maidstone Council.

Borough Elections

There are 24 wards across the Borough, which will elect the 47 councillors to sit on Swale Borough Council.

The count for the Borough elections happened on 8 May 2015.

Town and Parish elections

Elections also took place in areas of the Borough with Town and Parish Councils.

The count for the Parish and Town elections happened on 8 May 2015.

EU Parliamentary Elections 2014

Sittingbourne is part of the South East Region for European Elections. The regional office for the South East Region is based in Southampton.

An election was held on 22 May.

Further information about these elections can be viewed on The Electoral Commission website.

To view the results by country, visit the European Parliament's website.

You can download the:

Referendum on the voting system for UK parliamentary elections, 5 May 2011

As the Counting Officer for Borough of Swale Borough Council at the referendum held on 5 May 2011 under the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011, I hereby give notice that I have certified the following to the Chief Counting Officer:

Results

  • The number of votes cast in favour of YES was 9634
  • The number of votes cast in favour of NO was 28948

The number of ballot papers rejected was as follows:

  • no official mark 0
  • voting for both answers to the question asked 11
  • writing or mark by which the voter could be identified 4
  • unmarked or void for uncertainty 154
  • Total rejected 169

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