Labour Councillors & Candidates

In every election, FHCLP puts forward committed members of our local community to stand for office as Town or Parish Councillors – or at District or County level.

We have seen our share of the vote grow rapidly over the last four years, with great results sin the May 2021 elections and our candidate at the last two parliamentary elections, Laura Davison, has really gained a lot of ground on the current Tory MP.

We are looking to make further gains in the next round of elections, expected to be in 2023. If you want to help our Campaigns Team, just get in touch and work with us for the real change which is needed in our communities.

What does a Councillor do?

Councillors represent wards in their towns much like MPs represent constituencies in Parliament. There is a fantastic, informative guide to becoming and being a Labour councillor here. 

This section provides a list of your Labour Councillors and links to help you get in touch if you need their help
– or if you want to help them by supporting their work.


Kent County Council: FHCLP representatives
Councillor Jackie Meade (Folkestone East Division)

Folkestone and Hythe District Council: Your Labour Councillors

Folkestone CentralLaura Davison
East Folkestone: Michelle Dorrell
East FolkestoneConnor McConville
East FolkestoneJackie Meade
Folkestone HarbourNikki Keen


Folkestone Town Council: Your Labour Councillors

Cheriton West: Paul Bingham
Cheriton East: Jonathan Graham
East Folkestone: Michelle Dorrell
East Folkestone: Connor McConville
East Folkestone: Jackie Meade
Folkestone Central: Dave Horton
Folkestone Central: Abena Akuffo-Kelly
Folkestone Central: Belinda Walker
Folkestone Harbour: Nicola Keen


Labour councillors: making a difference for your community