Only Conservatives put up full set of candidates

Nominations closed on 09 April for candidates for the district council election on 07 May with only the Conservative Party putting up a full set of candidates, the other political parties appear to have struggled to find sufficient candidates in all seats.

Charles Simkins, chairman of the Ashford Conservative Association said, “I am delighted to confirm the list of our Conservative candidates for the district council elections.  All our candidates have strong track records in serving their communities at either district, town council or local level  and deserve the support of the electorate.”

Aylesford Green

Paul Hardisty


Richard Bunting

Janet Rymer-Jones


Neil Bell


Luke Powell

Boughton Aluph & Eastell

Len Bunn


Andrew Buchanan


Gerry Clarkson

Downs West

Larry Krause

Downs North 

Stephen Dehnel


Peter Feacey

Bernard Heyes

Great Chart with Singleton North

Jessamy Blanford


Gerald White

Isle of Oxney

Mick Burgess


Philip Simms

Little Burton Farm

Marion Martin


Jenny Webb

North Willesborough

Jeremy Adby

Ian Price

Park Farm North

Tina Heyes

Park Farm South 

Jim Wedgbury

Rolvenden & Tenterden West

Mike Bennett

Saxon Shore

William Howard

Jane Martin

Singleton South

Bill Barrett

South Willesborough

Sara-Jane Martin

St Michaels

John Link


James King


Graham Galpin

Chris Waters

Tenterden North

Paul Clokie OBE

Tenterden South

Callum Knowles


Harold Apps

Shafi Khan


Neil Shorter

Weald Central

Clair Bell

Alan Pickering

Weald East

Paul Bartlett

Weald North

Geraldine Dyer

Weald South

Brad Bradford

Aline Hicks


Alex Howard


The election is on 07 May but the results won’t be known until 09 May as the count for local elections will be held after the General election count.

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