May 6th 2021 Election Outcomes

We are pleased to report considerable success in the May 2021 local elections.

In the Westgate by-election Labour retained the seat left vacant by the sad death of Cllr Gill Gower last year. Our new City Councillor is Pip Hazelton who restores our number of Labour councillors to 10. Though we lost in the Swalecliffe by-election Crag Potter polled a good result paving the way forward for 2023.

Labour also took Canterbury City North and South seats from the Conservatives. Alister Brady for City North and Mel Dawkins for City South ousted the Conservatives and convincingly defeated the Liberal Democrat candidates. The vote in Canterbury North and South seats saw substantial swings to Labour.

Naomi Smith fought a strong campaign in Whitstable West closing with the Conservatives to within 186 votes of winning. Dan Allen also achieved a good position in Whitstable East and Herne Bay West and Jean Butcher was second in Herne Village and Sturry.

It looks like there was a swing to Labour in all contested seats and further details will be published in due course.

Labour was also second in the Kent Police and Crime Commissioner election.

You can contact your local Labour Councillors here: https://www.canterburylabourcouncillors.co.uk/councillors/

We would like to thank the candidates and everyone who contributed and helped campaign for all their hard work.

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