Labour gains three out of five seats in Gravesham and holds one

PUBLISHED: 14:07 03 May 2013 | UPDATED: 14:07 03 May 2013

Labour has gained three out of five seats in Gravesham and held one in the Kent County Council local election.

Labour’s Colin Caller and Jane Cribbon took two seats in Gravesham East, gaining them from the Tories John Cubitt and Bryan Sweetland.

Sue Howes and Narinderjit Thandi were successful in Northfleet and Gravesend West, where one seat was taken from Harold Craske while the other was previously held by Labour’s Leslie Christie who stood down this year.

Conservative Bryan Sweetland won Gravesham Rural, previously held by his late Tory colleague Mike Snelling who died earlier this year.

The count took significantly longer than the corresponding one in Dartford.

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