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Ashford Council election, 1999

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Ashford Council election, 1999

The 1999 Ashford Council election took place on 6 May 1999 to elect members of Ashford Borough Council in Kent, England. The whole council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control.[1]


The previous election in 1995 saw the Conservative party lose control of the council.[2] Going into 1999 the council was seen as one of the Conservatives top targets with the party needing a 6% swing to take control.[2]

Election result

The results saw the Conservatives make 5 gains but fail to win a majority on the council.[3]

Ashford Local Election Result 1999[4]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 24 +5 49.0
  Labour 11 -2 22.4
  Liberal Democrat 10 -4 20.4
  Independent 4 +3 8.2
  Others 0 -2 0


Preceded by
Ashford Council election, 1995
Ashford local elections Succeeded by
Ashford Council election, 2003


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