Tunbridge Wells Borough Council election, 2003

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The 2003 Tunbridge Wells Borough Council election took place on 1 May 2003 to elect members of Tunbridge Wells Borough Council in Kent, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Results[edit]

Tunbridge Wells Local Election Result 2003[3][4]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 11 0 1 -1 68.8 52.0 10,162 -6.9%
  Liberal Democrat 4 1 0 +1 25.0 32.1 6,276 +2.8%
  Labour 1 0 0 0 6.3 9.5 1,855 +0.5%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 3.2 617 +1.8%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 1.7 325 +1.4%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 1.5 289 +0.3%

By ward[edit]

Benenden and Cranbrook[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Linda Hall 1,001 62.9
Liberal Democrat Winifred Honnywill 459 28.8
UKIP Oliver Clement 131 8.2
Majority 542 34.1
Turnout 1,591 30.9 -2.8
Conservative hold Swing
Culverden[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Wilfred Ekins-Daukes 799 61.2
Liberal Democrat Andrew Olive 425 32.6
Green Brian Leslie 147 11.3
Majority 308 28.6
Turnout 1,305 26.7 -1.4
Conservative hold Swing
Frittenden and Sissinghurst[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Smith 497 74.1 +3.3
Liberal Democrat Graham Lee 174 25.9 -3.3
Majority 323 48.2 +6.6
Turnout 671 40.4 +1.0
Conservative hold Swing
Goudhurst and Lamberhurst[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Bullock 713 59.0
Independent Lesley Peters 289 23.9
Liberal Democrat Michael McDowall 207 17.1
Majority 424 35.1
Turnout 1,209 37.6 +5.8
Conservative hold Swing
Hawkhurst and Sandhurst[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ronald Weeden 858 64.7
Liberal Democrat Keith Brown 360 27.1
Labour David Burgess 109 8.2
Majority 498 37.6
Turnout 1,327 30.0 -2.3
Conservative hold Swing
Paddock Wood East[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Waldock 300 38.0
Liberal Democrat Christine Metcalf 284 36.0
Labour Raymond Moon 169 21.4
Green Susan Peters 36 4.6
Majority 16 2.0
Turnout 789 25.1 -0.2
Conservative hold Swing
Paddock Wood West[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stanley Ward 396 57.2
Liberal Democrat Lorraine Braam 180 26.0
Labour Raymond Steward 116 16.8
Majority 216 31.2
Turnout 692 22.9 -2.6
Conservative hold Swing
Pantiles and St Marks[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gillian Barber-Hughes 897 64.3
Liberal Democrat Christopher Wigley 401 28.8
Labour David Kirkham 96 6.9
Majority 496 35.5
Turnout 1,394 29.0 -2.3
Conservative hold Swing
Park[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sean Lockhart 767 48.2
Liberal Democrat Alan Bullion 719 45.2
Labour Jae Fassam 104 6.5
Majority 48 3.0
Turnout 1,590 30.2 -1.5
Conservative hold Swing
Pembury[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat David Mills 846 52.4
Conservative Gillian Pavely 646 40.0
Labour David Osborn 123 7.6
Majority 200 12.4
Turnout 1,615 35.4 -6.6
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Rusthall[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Christopher Gillmore 409 40.7
Conservative Barry Edwards 350 34.8
Labour Timothy Rich 123 12.2
UKIP Patricia Theophanides 83 8.3
Green Lucas Howard 41 4.1
Majority 59 5.9
Turnout 1,006 25.8 -7.2
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
St John's[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Geoffrey Young 633 51.8
Conservative Joanne Green 385 31.5
Labour Peter Ross-Skedd 127 10.4
Green Phyllis Leslie 77 6.3
Majority 248 20.3
Turnout 1,222 24.8 -5.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Sherwood[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Mayall 447 39.9
Labour Ian Carvell 343 30.6
Liberal Democrat Cicilia Bannister 269 24.0
Green Karen Inglis 61 5.4
Majority 104 9.3
Turnout 1,120 22.9 -0.5
Conservative hold Swing
Southborough and High Brooms[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Oon Ooi 545 41.8
Conservative Colin Bothwell 542 41.6
UKIP Victor Webb 111 8.5
Green Cinda Robinson 105 8.1
Majority 3 0.2
Turnout 1,303 25.3 -1.4
Labour hold Swing
Southborough North[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Trevor Poile 577 48.4
Conservative Martin Taylor-Smith 553 46.4
Green Kim Dale 61 5.1
Majority 24 2.0
Turnout 1,191 38.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Speldhurst and Bidborough[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Jukes 1,011 70.6
Liberal Democrat Jacqueline Cassidy 333 23.2
Green Allan Peters 89 6.2
Majority 678 47.4
Turnout 1,433 32.5 -3.0
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2010-11-21. 
  2. ^ "How Britain voted: English and Scottish councils". The Independent. 2003-05-03. pp. 18–19. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q "Election Results 1 May 2003". Tunbridge Wells Borough Council. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2010-11-21. 
  4. ^ "English councils". The Times. 2003-05-03. p. 47.