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Forthcoming elections

Information about upcoming elections and referendums in Swale.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that ONE casual vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the MILTON REGIS Ward in the Borough of Swale. You can find the details of the vacancy here.

General Election

A general election took place on Thursday, 8 June.

For more information on the Faversham and Mid Kent Constituency election, visit the Maidstone Borough Council website.

Selling Parish Council

The election of a parish councillor for Selling Parish Council will take place on Thursday, 29 June.

Previous elections

Information about recently completed elections and referendums in Swale.

Kent County Council elections

Elections for Kent County councillors took place on Thursday, 4 May, and the results 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

To 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?"

  • 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.

EU Referendum

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

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.

The result for Swale was as follows:


There were 44 spoilt ballot papers.

Election notices

Leysdown Parish By-election

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

For more information on any upcoming elections or help with registering contact our Electoral Services team or phone 01795 417316.

Police and Crime Commissioner

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.

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