May 6th 2021 Elections


2021 United Kingdom local elections

Local elections in the United Kingdom were held on 6 May 2021 for English local councils, thirteen directly elected mayors in England, and 39 police and crime commissioners in England and Wales.

In Park Wood, Maidstone there were 3 elections for:-

  1. Kent County Council – Maidstone South East
  2. Maidstone Borough Council – Park Wood Ward
  3. The Kent Police and Crime Commissioner

Find information available for all the candidates that stood for election here

Kent County Council – Maidstone South East

Dan Wilkinson    Labour

732 votes   not elected

6 Finch Court
ME14 2FD

07912 877623

Mr Wilkinson will be standing for election to councillor for Maidstone south east. He was brought up in Marden and educated at Maidstone Grammar School. He said he was passionate about preserving green spaces and protecting the environment.

He will also be hoping to become the next MP for Maidstone and the Weald after his selection was approved by the Labour party’s National Executive Committee.

David Sandru Naghi    Liberal Democrat

David Sandru Naghi

351 votes    not elected

19 Mote Avenue
ME15 7SU

01622 678410

Dave is a local businessman who has run his own building company for nearly 50 years. Elected to represent East ward of Maidstone Borough Council in 2002 he has been involved in many areas of the Council and has a particular interest in Leisure having served on the Leisure Committee and being the current Chairman of Maidstone River Festival Committee and is keen to see the Borough make more of the River in general.

He has also been a Youth Worker and is the current warden of the Howard de Walden Youth Club and is a past Chair of Maidstone Sea Cadets. Recently Dave was a popular Mayor of Maidstone. Currently he is a member of the Licensing Committee and an active campaigner to protect and improve community facilities.

Gary Cooke    Conservative

Gary Cooke

1994 votes    elected

9 Camomile Drive
ME14 5FL

07803 007031

It is an honour and privilege to be your County Councillor and I have
always been proud to be the voice of the community at County Hall,
rather than a voice for County Hall. So, whether you live in Leeds,
Downswood, Otham, Boughton Monchelsea, Shepway, Senacre or
Park Wood, whether you have lived here for years or are a welcome
new addition to our communities – I promise to be Your Voice and will
always Put Your lnterests First

Maidstone Borough Council – Park Wood Ward

Dan Wilkinson    Labour

473 votes    not elected

6 Finch Court
ME14 2FD

07912 877623

The 36-year-old warehouseman and trade union rep has a background in homelessness charity work and campaigning to protect public services from cuts. Dan said he was passionate about preserving green spaces and protecting the environment.
Dan is the acting chairman of the town’s constituency Labour Party and was previously a candidate in the 2018 Maidstone borough council elections, where he contested the Park Wood seat and lost out by just 24 votes.
He was brought up in Marden and educated at Maidstone Grammar School.
Dan said “It is an honour to be selected to stand for Labour in Park Wood ward which is an area I know well. Labour has worked constantly on the Council and with residents to bring the Heather House refurbishment and replacement proposals forward. I am critical of the time this process is taking. As someone who prioritises a transition to cleaner, greener and inexpensive modes of transportation I realise the inadequacies of our public transport across the borough. Luckily Park Wood is on the one fairly decent bus corridor in the borough, although it needs to be upgraded to a 5/10 minute interval service so people can turn up and go as bus users can in London.”

Andrew Cockersole    Liberal Democrat

117 votes    not elected

No useful info found !!!!

24 Peel Street
ME14 2SA

Lib Dem member. Ardent centrist. Europhile. KCC finance bod. Birder. Liverpool FC. Essex Cricket. Richmond Tigers.

Lewis John McKenna    Conservative

647 votes    elected

19 Bridger Way
Park Wood
ME17 3FE

07515 855296

I live in Park Wood which is why I am so passionate about our community and that is why I want to be this community’s voice on Maidstone Borough Council.
I am also proud to be standing as your conservative candidate and want to carry on the great work that our Conservative team have been doing in Park Wood.

The Kent Police and Crime Commissioner

Lola Oyewusi    Labour & Co-operative

103,807 votes    not elected

Lola Oyewusi, who is the Labour and Co-operative candidate, is a parish councillor in Walderslade, chairs a multi-faith group for a large housing association and is vice-chair of the Medway trade union council.

Graham Colley     Liberal Democrat

69,464 votes    not elected

Graham Colley is a solicitor who lives in Rochester. He has worked in the City and been a legal aid lawyer in Lambeth, Westminster and Chatham

Matthew Scott    Conservative

237,278 votes    elected

A former local councillor and parliamentary manager in Westminster, Matthew Scott was elected Kent’s police and crime commissioner in 2016