Independent Group 4, Independent Maidstone 2, Independent 1. Centred on the county town of Kent, on the River Medway; the rural area was a centre for cement-making.
Headcorn ward has a vacant seat (held by the Conservatives). All four UK Independence Party members left to form 'Independent Maidstone' in March 2018. Richard Webb (Coxheath and Hunton) moved from Liberal Democrat to Independent in March 2018.
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