Ashford Independent 12, Independent 1. South-east Kent, including the large town of Ashford which has a major international railway station on the Channel Tunnel line. Distribution industries attracted by the council's advertising tag 'best placed in Britain'.
The Green Party gained Downs North from the Conservatives at a byelection on 19 August. The Conservatives gained Beaver ward from Labour at a byelection on 6 May.
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