Independent Group 4, Independent Maidstone 2. Centred on the county town of Kent, on the River Medway; the rural area was a centre for cement-making.
Boxley, and Marden and Yalding, have vacant seats (both held by the Conservatives). Detling and Thurnham has an impending vacancy (held by Nick de Wiggondene-Sheppard who moved from Conservatives to Liberal Democrats in October 2020).
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