MPs & Councillors
Click on the links for full details of each representative.

Ashford Borough Council

99% of the SLRA area is included in Downs West borough ward. Five properties in Faversham Road are in Goat Lees borough
ward.
The most recent Borough Council elections in our area were held on Thursday 2 May 2019. Those elected were:


























The next Borough Council elections in our area will take place on Thursday 4 May 2023, unless any by-elections are required
before then.



Local Parish Councils

The whole SLRA area lies within two parish council areas:

Boughton Aluph & Eastwell Parish Council, which includes 30.4% of properties in the SLRA area, located in:
198 to 404 Sandyhurst Lane, Eastwell Grange, Faversham Road, Lenacre Street and Watsons Close.

Westwell Parish Council, which includes 69.6% of properties in the SLRA area, located in:
Tollgate Cottage (A20) to 196 Sandyhurst Lane, Kingsland Lane, Maidstone Road, Hoads Wood Gardens, Potters Close and
Westwell Lane.

The most recent Parish Council elections in our area were held on Thursday 2 May 2019. The parish council elections in both
Boughton Aluph & Eastwell and Westwell were uncontested, because the number of nominations did not exceed the number of
vacancies. The names of the candidates who were elected unopposed are available from the following links:

Boughton Aluph & Eastwell:

Boughton Aluph ward (1)[1]
Eastwell ward (1)[1]
Goat Lees ward (6)[2]

Westwell (9)[9]

Numbers in round brackets indicate the maximum number of parish councillors, numbers in square brackets indicate the number
of nominations.

The next Parish Council elections in our area will take place on Thursday 4 May 2023.
























































Kent County Council

The SLRA area falls entirely within Ashford Rural West Division.

The most recent County Council elections in our area were held on Thursday 4 May 2017.
The next County Council elections in our area will take place on Thursday 6 May 2021.
Charlie Simkins (Con) has represented Ashford Rural West division since 2013
UK Parliament

The most recent General Election was held on Thursday 8 June 2017.
The next General Election will take place on Thursday 5 May 2022, unless the fixed term Parliament Act is repealed and/or Parliament votes to hold an earlier general election.

Damian Green (Con) is the Member of Parliament for Ashford. He has represented Ashford since 1 May 1997 in six consecutive terms.

From July 2016 to May 2017 he was also Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and from June to December 2017 was First Minister of State and Minister for the Cabinet Office.
European Parliament

The most recent European Parliament Election took place in the UK on Thursday 23 May 2019. Those elected were 4 Brexit, 3 Lib Dem, 1 Con, 1 Lab, 1 Green. All ten of the UK's 73 MEPs represent all constituents in the South-East Electoral Region.

The previous European Parliament Election was held in the UK on Thursday 22 May 2014.  Those elected were 4 UKIP, 3 Con, 1 Lab, 1 Green, 1 Lib Dem in the South-East Electoral Region. Their contact details may be found here.

The previous European Parliament Election was held in the UK on Thursday 4 June 2009. There were 4 Con, 2 Lib Dem, 2 UKIP, 1 Lab and 1 Green MEPs in the South-East Electoral Region.

The next European Parliament Election will be held in May 2024. However, the UK is due to leave the European Union by 11 pm on 31 October 2019, so will not participate in future European Parliament Elections.






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Sandyhurst Lane
Residents Association

Protecting the rural character of Sandyhurst Lane and the adjoining area

Downs West Ward - Larry Krause (Conservative)
Goat Lees Ward - Winston Michael (Ashford Independent)