1999 Ashford Borough Council election
The 1999 Ashford Borough Council election took place on 6 May 1999 to elect members of Ashford Borough Council in Kent, England. The whole council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control.
The previous election in 1995 saw the Conservative party lose control of the council. Going into 1999 the council was seen as one of the Conservatives top targets with the party needing a 6% swing to take control.
The results saw the Conservatives make 5 gains but fail to win a majority on the council.
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- "Ashford". BBC News Online. Retrieved 22 May 2011.
- Frean, Alexandra (5 May 1999). "Tory gains will give Hague little comfort". The Times. p. 9.
- Woodward, Will (7 May 1999). "Britain's elections:Tories claim gains put them back in business Labour takes comfort from mid-term vote share but lead belies national poll ratings". The Guardian. p. 8.
- "Local Councils: Results round-up". The Times. 7 May 1999. p. 4.