MPs & Councillors
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Ashford Borough Council & Local Parish Councils
The most recent Borough Council and Parish Council elections in our area were held on Thursday 7 May 2015. The Boughton Aluph & Eastwell Parish Council election was uncontested. A by-election for Bockhanger borough ward was held on Thursday 8 June 2017.
The next Borough Council elections in our area will take place on Thursday 2 May 2019. Both Parish Council elections for the SLRA area are uncontested, because the number of nominations does not exceed the number of vacancies.
The whole SLRA area is now included in Downs West borough ward (except five properties in Faversham Road, which are in the new Goat Lees borough ward).
Until 2 May 2019, the SLRA area includes parts of three different borough wards. These are detailed below:
Bockhanger Ward - Simon Howard-Smith (Con)
Maidstone Road (South of Sandyhurst Lane)
4 - 196 Sandyhurst Lane (even numbers)
Boughton Aluph & Eastwell Ward - Winston Michael (Ashford Ind)
198 - 404 Sandyhurst Lane
Addresses in Boughton Aluph & Eastwell ward are also represented in Boughton Aluph & Eastwell Parish Council
Downs West Ward - Larry Krause (Con)
Maidstone Road (North of Sandyhurst Lane)
3 - 143 Sandyhurst Lane (odd numbers)
Addresses in Downs West ward are also represented in Westwell Parish Council
Kent County Council
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.
The SLRA area falls entirely within Ashford Rural West Division.
Charlie Simkins (Con) has represented Ashford Rural West division since 2013
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The next General Election will take place on Thursday 5 May 2022, unless the fixed term Parliament Act is repealed and/or Parliament votes to hold an earlier general election.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.
The most recent European Parliament Election took place in the UK on Thursday 22 May 2014. Ten of the UK's 73 MEPs represent the South-East Electoral Region. Those elected were 4 UKIP, 3 Con, 1 Lab, 1 Green, 1 Lib Dem.
All ten MEPs represent all constituents in the south-east. 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 on 23 May 2019, if the UK is still a member of the European Union. The UK is due to leave the European Union by 11 pm on 31 October 2019.
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Protecting the rural character of Sandyhurst Lane and the adjoining area