Tunbridge Wells Borough Council election, 2002

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The 2002 Tunbridge Wells Council election took place on 2 May 2002 to elect members of Tunbridge Wells Borough Council in Kent, England. The whole council was up for election with boundary changes since the last election in 2000.[1] The Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.[2]

Results[edit]

The results saw the Conservatives increase their majority, while the Labour group leader lost his seat.[3]

Tunbridge Wells Local Election Result 2002[4][5]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 34 +3 70.8 58.9 33,666
  Liberal Democrat 11 0 22.9 29.3 16,715
  Labour 3 -2 6.3 9.0 5,125
  Green 0 0 0 1.4 828
  Independent 0 -1 0 1.2 661
  UKIP 0 0 0 0.3 150

By ward[edit]

Benenden and Cranbrook (3)[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Davies 1,014
Conservative Tom Veitch 1,012
Conservative Linda Hall 863
Independent Kim Fletcher 661
Liberal Democrat Patricia Hoare 607
Turnout 4,157 33.7
Brenchley and Horsmonden (2)[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul Oliver-Smith 911
Conservative Nicholas Fairrie 870
Liberal Democrat Paul Ratcliffe 379
Turnout 2,160 33.3
Broadwater (2)[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Peter Crawford 481
Conservative Barbara Cobbold 480
Liberal Democrat Andrew Ollive 455
Conservative Jennifer Gregory 435
Turnout 1,851 31.6
Capel[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Hugh Patterson 420 63.8
Conservative Margaret Pemberton 238 36.2
Majority 182 27.6
Turnout 658 37.0
Culverden (3)[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Leonard Price 804
Conservative Eldred Wakefield 800
Conservative Wilfred Ekins-Daukes 799
Liberal Democrat Aileen Prendergast 523
Liberal Democrat Christopher Storr 497
Green Brian Leslie 388
Turnout 3,811 28.1
Frittenden and Sissinghurst[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Smith 468 70.8
Liberal Democrat Graham Lee 193 29.2
Majority 275 41.6
Turnout 661 39.4
Goudhurst and Lamberhurst (2)[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Barry Noakes 784
Conservative John Bullock 728
Labour Simon Fowler 269
Turnout 1,781 31.8
Hawkhurst and Sandhurst (3)[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Cunningham 945
Conservative Beverley Palmer 912
Conservative Ronald Weeden 861
Liberal Democrat Keith Brown 504
Labour David Burgess 276
Turnout 3,498 32.3
Paddock Wood East (2)[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Marriott 489
Conservative Peter Waldock 359
Liberal Democrat Lorraine Braam 342
Labour Timothy Rich 229
Turnout 1,419 25.3
Paddock Wood West (2)[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Elizabeth Thomas 453
Conservative Stanley Ward 443
Labour Raymond Moon 222
Liberal Democrat Walter Stone 217
Turnout 1,335 25.5
Pantiles and St Mark's (3)[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Scholes 1,096
Conservative Leonard Horwood 1,017
Conservative Gillian Barber-Hughes 1,005
Liberal Democrat Michael McDowall 454
Liberal Democrat Christopher Wigley 428
Turnout 4,000 31.3
Park (3)[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Catherine Mayhew 1,007
Conservative Peter Bulman 952
Conservative Henry Harrison 928
Liberal Democrat Peter Hillier 640
Liberal Democrat Alan Bullion 629
Liberal Democrat Christopher Skelton 620
Turnout 4,776 31.7
Pembury (3)[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Archibald Ballantine 926
Conservative Paul Barrington-King 911
Liberal Democrat David Mills 898
Conservative Gillian Pavely 818
Conservative Richard Harding 789
Liberal Democrat Sonya Wratten 687
Labour Sally Osborn 182
Green Toby Birkett 142
Green Barney Richardson 65
Green Storm Poorun 50
Turnout 5,468 42.0
Rusthall (2)[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Robert Wratten 530
Conservative Barry Edwards 396
Liberal Democrat Christopher Gillmore 391
Conservative James Perry 385
Labour David Kirkham 194
UKIP Victor Webb 150
Turnout 2,046 33.0
St James' (2)[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat David Neve 803
Liberal Democrat Beatrice Lewis 764
Conservative Rosemary Fitzherbert 226
Conservative Roger Parkes 168
Labour David Osborn 123
Turnout 2,084 30.5
St John's (3)[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Alfred Baker 745
Liberal Democrat Simon Bannister 742
Liberal Democrat Geoffrey Young 664
Conservative Sean Lockhart 558
Conservative Christopher Reich 543
Conservative Christine Dickens 531
Labour Peter Ross-Skedd 206
Green Phyllis Leslie 183
Turnout 4,172 30.0
Sherwood (3)[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ted Jolley 505
Conservative Frank Williams 492
Conservative Robert Mayall 456
Labour Ian Carvell 445
Labour Emma Collins 414
Labour John Hopkinson 340
Liberal Democrat Cicilia Bannister 321
Turnout 2,528 23.4
Southborough and High Brooms (3)[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Walter Clary 774
Labour Jemima Blackmore 726
Labour Ronnie Ooi 725
Conservative Colin Bothwell 625
Conservative Michael Scott 577
Conservative Kevin Wilkinson 514
Turnout 3,941 26.7
Southborough North (2)[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Rusbridge 618
Liberal Democrat Trevor Poile 545
Conservative Pamela Howell 531
Liberal Democrat John Billingham 475
Turnout 2,169 35.5
Speldhurst and Bidborough (3)[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Melvyn Howell 1,128
Conservative Jennifer Paulson-Ellis 1,126
Conservative John Jukes 1,096
Liberal Democrat Patrick Handcock 420
Liberal Democrat Jackie Cassidy 415
Turnout 4,185 35.5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tunbridge Wells". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2010-11-21. 
  2. ^ "London elections 2002 - part 4". Evening Standard. 2002-05-03. p. 67. 
  3. ^ "Surprises for Labour in London". BBC News Online. 2002-05-03. Retrieved 2010-11-21. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u "Election Results 2 May 2002". Tunbridge Wells Borough Council. Archived from the original on 2006-09-27. Retrieved 2010-11-21. 
  5. ^ "Election results; Local Elections". The Times. 2002-05-03. p. 6. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t "Election Percentage Turnout". Tunbridge Wells Borough Council. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2010-11-21.