Allington: Electorate 5,792
1996: Lib Dem gain from Con
1998 By Election: Lib Dem hold
COATES Richard J (Lab) 149
PARKER Valerie K (Con) 397
*ROBERTSON Cynthia E (Lib Dem) 1188

% Vote: 29.97 Maj: 791

Lib Dem hold

Barming: Electorate 1,873
1996: Con hold
COATES Patrick F (Lab) 33
*OLDHAM Paul E (Con) 883
STEVENS Shona M (Lib Dem) 59

% Vote: 52.21 Maj: 824

Con hold

Bearsted: Electorate 5,088
1996: Con hold
*ASH Richard S (Con) 1251
CHITTENDEN Sheila J (Lib Dem) 173
GIBSON Jeanne M (Lab) 213

% Vote: 32.21 Maj: 1038

Con hold

Boughton Monchelsea: Electorate 2,083
1996: Ind hold
FITZGERALD Michael (Ind) 433
HOLDING Frank (Con) 377
LYONS Jacqueline M (Lab) 52

% Vote: 41.48 Maj: 56

Ind hold

Boxley: Electorate 7,136
1996: Lab hold
1998 By Election: Con gain from Lab
DOHERTY John B (Lib Dem) 240
GIBSON Stephen (Lab) 278
*YATES Michael I (Con) 1062

% Vote: 25.29 Maj: 784

Con hold

Bridge: Electorate 6,418
1996: Lab gain from Con
*D'SOUZA Merello P (Lab & Co-op) 668
MATTHEWS Trevor J (Lib Dem) 403
MCDONALD Ian F S (Green) 71
NICHOLSON Derek R (Con) 546

% Vote: 26.35 Maj: 122

Lab hold

Coxheath: Electorate 3,051
1996: Lib Dem gain from Con
BURFIELD Susan E (Lab) 73
LARCOMBE Alan J (Con) 419
*MORTIMER Brian R E (Lib Dem) 573

% Vote: 34.91 Maj: 154

Lib Dem hold

Detling: Electorate 1,520
1996: Con hold
BARTRICK James E (Lib Dem) 53
HUSON Raymond A (Lab) 35
*PARVIN Daphne J (Con) 440

% Vote: 34.87 Maj: 387

Con hold

East: Electorate 5,982
1996: Lib Dem gain from Con
FORBES Karen A (Lab) 153
HAHNEFELD Scott (Con) 544
*SELLAR Patrick W A (Lib Dem) 834

% Vote: 25.63 Maj: 290

Lib Dem hold

Farleigh: Electorate 1,498
1996: Lib Dem gain from Con
RANSOM Bryan (Con) 290
*WILLIAMS John A T (Lib Dem) 385

% Vote: 45.13 Maj: 95

Lib Dem hold

Headcorn: Electorate 3,664
1996: Con hold
FRYD Richard (Lib Dem) 224
*GIBSON Jenefer A (Con) 1011
STEVENS Elizabeth S (Lab) 106

% Vote: 36.7 Maj: 787

Con hold

Heath: Electorate 5,916
1996: Lab gain from Con
PARKER Malcolm H (Con) 352
*TOLPUTT John H (Lab) 361
WATSON John P G (Lib Dem) 700

% Vote: 24 Maj: 339

Lib Dem gain from Lab

High Street: Electorate 4,674
1996: Lib Dem hold
BURFIELD Leonard C (Lab) 236
*ENGLISH Clive A (Lib Dem) 514
HUNTER Alex D (Con) 241
KENNEDY Sheila (Green) 39

% Vote: 22.1 Maj: 273

Lib Dem hold

Marden: Electorate 3,806
1996: Ind hold
ANTHONISZ Simon J (Con) 445
CASSERLEY Michael J (Lab) 172
GERRISH Patricia (Lib Dem) 77
MCGANNAN Elizabeth M (Ind) 487

% Vote: 31.2 Maj: 42

Ind hold

North: Electorate 5,603
1996: Lib Dem hold
ADKINSON Keith (Lab) 136
BROOKS John (Con) 341
*PATERSON Jennifer I (Lib Dem) 762
SHALICE James E (Green) 46

% Vote: 22.9 Maj: 421

Lib Dem hold

Park Wood: Electorate 4,651
1996: Lab hold
CURRER David J (Green) 28
HARWOOD Jeanne B (Lib Dem) 102
*MORRISON John (Lab & Co-op) 497
NAHAB Sandra E (Con) 239

% Vote: 18.7 Maj: 258

Lab hold

Shepway East: Electorate 4,269
1996: Lab hold
(1997/98: Cllr. joined Lib Dem group)
CHITTENDEN Ian S (Lib Dem) 129
MURPHY Daniel J R (Lab) 281
WATTS Claire G (Con) 274

% Vote: 16.1 Maj: 7

Lab gain from Lib Dem

Shepway West: Electorate 4,379
1996: Lab hold
*BROWN Frances (Lab) 394
MUGGERIDGE Stephen F (Green) 45
VEAL Peter E (Con) 381

% Vote: 18.8 Maj: 13

Lab hold

South: Electorate 6,767
1996: Lab gain from Con
CHELL Alan R (Con) 970
GOULD Sarah (Lib Dem) 739
LONG Rosemary T (Lab) 175

% Vote: 27.9 Maj: 231

Con gain from Lab

Political composition:
 

Before

After
Liberal Democrat

22

22
Conservative

15

16
Labour

13

12
Independent

5

5
Total

55

55
Overall turnout 27.1%

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