Page updated 14th May 2015

Election Results

List of Candidates – UPDATED 15th April 2015

Why stand for election?

What can parish councillors do

Who can stand for election



Parish of Cliffsend – results
Election CandidatePartyVotes% 
 Vera Ellen Hovenden 41410%Elected
 John Alexander 4029%Elected
 Maureen Fiander 4019%Elected
 Patricia Mary Searle 3959%Elected
 David Kerry Weatherley 3909%Elected
 Helen Knowles 3749%Elected
 Kathy Lyon 3678%Elected
 Martin Andrew Rogers 3658%Not elected
 Dave Ashley 3638%Not elected
 Philip William Charles Wendholt 3348%Not elected
 Beryl Harrison 3147%Not elected
   Stuart Turner 2215%Not elected

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Election Candidates

The official list of nominated candidates from TDC electoral services updated 15th April 2015


Name of Candidate

Home Address

Description (if any)

Reason why no longer nominated*



9 Earlsmead Crescent, Cliffsend, Ramsgate,Kent, CT12 5LQ




2 Cottington Road, Cliffsend, Ramsgate, CT12 5JW





37 Foads Lane, Cliffsend, Ramsgate, Kent, CT12 5JP





33 Beech Grove, Cliffsend, Ramsgate, CT12 5LD




Vera Ellen

43 Sandwich Road, Cliffsend, Ramsgate, Kent, CT12 5HY





11 Oakland Court, Cliffsend, Ramsgate, Kent, CT12 5JY





33 Foads Lane, Cliffsend, Ramsgate, Kent, CT12 5JP




Martin Andrew

16 Beech Grove, Cliffsend, Ramsgate, CT12 5LD

Retired Economist and Financial Administrator



Patricia Mary

54 Sea View Road, Cliffsend, Ramsgate, Kent, CT12 5EJ





5 Primrose Way, Cliffsend, CT12 5LF




David Kerry

11 Beech Grove, Cliffsend, Ramsgate, Kent, CT12 5LD




Philip William Charles

4 Foads Hill, Cliffsend, Ramsgate, Kent, CT12 5EL



*Decision of the Returning Officer that the nomination is invalid or other reason why a person nominated no longer stands nominated.

The persons above against whose name no entry is made in the last column have been and stand validly nominated.

A POLL WILL BE TAKEN on Thursday 7 May 2015 between the hours of 7:00 am and 10:00 pm.

Where contested this poll is taken together with the election of District Councillors and the election of a Member of Parliament for the South Thanet Constituency

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MAY 2015


Become A Local Councillor – Make A Difference!



Are you concerned about your local area?

Do you want to represent the views of local people?

Do you want to contribute your business or personal skills and expertise?

Are you passionate about services provided to your community?


We need a new generation of neighbourhood leaders to step forward and make a difference to our parish.

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What can Parish councillors do?

Parish councillors play an important role in representing their local community and striving to improve the quality of life in their community.

Unfortunately the great work that they do isn’t reported by the media, so it’s no surprise people aren’t clamoring to get involved. This needs to change. This year’s elections present a golden opportunity for more people, especially younger people, to become councillors and make a difference in their communities. Cliffsend would benefit from lots of people coming forward to stand for election.

Councillor Ken Browse, Chairman of National Association of Local Councils said: “People care about where they live. Whether it’s facilities and activities for young people, the state of local parks or open spaces, support to local groups, protecting community assets like buildings or pubs, or events that bring people together. Whatever needs tackling or improving locally, becoming a parish or town councillor gives people the opportunity to change things."


The Parish Council has few real "powers", but has influence with other parties over decisions which affect the village.  This ensures that issues which are important to residents are given a louder voice than would otherwise be possible.
However, the parish council can set the level of, and is responsible for spending the Parish Council Local Tax (precept) for the benefit of the village.
The precept is currently set at £20.79 per household per year (for a band D house). (2015-6)


The Parish Council is the first level of government, with representation closest to the electors. We deal with all the local issues which specifically affect Cliffsend. All councillors must either work or live in or close by the village.
Parish councillors receive no remuneration. They are all volunteers who willingly give their time and skills for the benefit of the village. The only paid member of staff is our part time clerk. Unlike District and County Councillors, Parish Councillors do not bring any political allegiances to their work. All Council business is strictly controlled. Councillors must declare in writing any personal interest and abstain from debating and voting on matters which affect them or their families. The activities of the council are controlled by the law and our finances are regularly audited by the National Audit Commission.
Parish Council:
·         Give views, on behalf of the community, on planning applications and other proposals that affect the parish
·         Undertake projects and schemes that benefit local residents
·         Work in partnership with other bodies to achieve benefits for the parish
·         Alert relevant authorities to problems that arise or work that needs to be undertaken

And help the other tiers of the local government keep in touch with their local communities.

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Who is eligible to stand for election as a Parish councillor?

To qualify as a candidate for a local government election, a person must not be disqualified from holding office and must also be both:

  • A British or Commonwealth citizen, a citizen of the Republic of Ireland or a citizen of the European Union.

  • 18 years of age or more on the date of nomination and, if there is a poll, on the day of the election.

For parish elections only, a potential candidate must have resided in the area for the whole of the previous twelve months, or within three miles of the area.

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