The Lib Dems have yet again shown that they are the only party that can take the fight to the Tories in Maidstone. We increased our share of the vote by 2.1% to 24.1%, whilst the Tory share dropped by 2.6%. Just over 1 in 4 residents voted.
“How frustrating! We came within 53 votes of winning Fant Ward for the Liberal Democrats. Here are the results in full:
Matt Boughton (Con) 477
Rosaline Janko (Lib Dem) 424
Keith Adkinson (Lab) 352
Stuart Jeffery (Green) 249
Colin Taylor (UKIP) 180
Mike Hogg (Independent) 75
“I would like to extend my warmest thanks to everyone who voted for me and those who gave me their unwavering support during the campaign. I am honoured to have been the Liberal Democrat candidate for Fant and I look forward to challenging again in May.
“A number of issues were raised with me and the Liberal Democrat team during the campaign and we will be following up on these in the next few months.”
County Councillor Rob Bird added: “We couldn't have a better candidate than Rosaline and Fant couldn't have a better councillor. The Liberal Democrats are determined to give Fant residents an effective representative.”
Anyone who wishes to get in touch with Rosaline should email FantLibDems@gmail.com or pop in to The Walnut Tree.