The Sittingbourne and Sheppey Labour Party is organised geographically within the Sittingbourne and Sheppey Parliamentary Constituency, which was set up by the Boundary Commission before the 1997 General Election.
Up until the General Election of 1992, we were part of the Faversham Constituency Labour Party which broadly encompassed the Swale Borough Council area. The Faversham constituency was first formed after 1918, and was represented in Parliament by Labour MPs Percy Wells and Terry Boston between 1945 and 1970.
The current constituency party is divided into two branches; the Sittingbourne Branch manages local campaigning in the mainland part of the Constituency, whilst Sheppey Branch looks after the Island.
The new constituency of Sittingbourne & Sheppey was represented by Labour MP Derek Wyatt from 1997 to 2010.
Since the boundary changes, the Sittingbourne & Sheppey CLP has had its ups and downs locally but currently has 9 seats on Swale Borough Council. Following the Borough Council Elections in May 2019, along with our two Labour representatives from Faversham, we have joined with the other non-conservative parties in Swale and formed the Co-operative Alliance, with Labour Councillor Roger Truelove as Leader, to administer Swale Borough Council.
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