Tunbridge Wells Borough Council election, 2004

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The 2004 Tunbridge Wells Council election took place on 10 June 2004 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

Election result[edit]

Tunbridge Wells Local Election Result 2004[3][4]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 12 1 0 +1 75.0 52.8 13,797 +0.8%
  Liberal Democrat 4 0 0 0 25.0 33.1 8,645 +1.0%
  Labour 0 0 1 -1 0 7.9 2,074 -1.6%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 3.8 1,000 +0.6%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 2.1 559 +0.4%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 0.3 76 -1.2%

Ward results[edit]

Benenden and Cranbrook[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Eleanor North 1,135 52.3 -10.6
Liberal Democrat Winifred Honnywill 740 34.1 +5.3
UKIP Oliver Clement 294 13.6 +5.4
Majority 395 18.2 -15.9
Turnout 2,169 42.9 +12.0
Conservative hold Swing
Brenchley and Horsmonden[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nicholas Fairrie 1,016 61.7
Liberal Democrat Arthur Charlesworth 421 25.6
Green Matthew Robertson 209 12.7
Majority 595 36.1
Turnout 1,646 44.1 +10.8
Conservative hold Swing
Broadwater[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Barbara Cobbold 561 46.2
Liberal Democrat Jamie Johnson 440 36.2
UKIP Victor Webb 120 9.9
Labour Richard Maryan 94 7.7
Majority 121 10.0
Turnout 1,215 41.0 +9.4
Conservative hold Swing
Capel[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Hugh Patterson 496 69.6 +5.8
Conservative Paul Green 217 30.4 -5.8
Majority 279 39.2 +11.6
Turnout 713 42.3 +5.3
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Culverden[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Eldred Wakefield 985 54.6 -6.6
Liberal Democrat Andrew Ollive 420 23.3 -9.3
Labour David Kirkham 206 11.4 +11.4
Green Brian Leslie 194 10.7 -0.6
Majority 565 31.3 +2.7
Turnout 1,805 37.3 +10.6
Conservative hold Swing
Goudhurst and Lamberhurst[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Colin Noakes 933 69.7 +10.7
Liberal Democrat John Billingham 406 30.3 +13.2
Majority 527 39.4 +4.3
Turnout 1,339 42.8 +5.2
Conservative hold Swing
Hawkhurst and Sandhurst[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Beverley Palmer 1,183 65.5 +0.8
Liberal Democrat Keith Brown 457 25.3 -1.8
Labour David Burgess 166 9.2 +1.0
Majority 726 40.2 +2.6
Turnout 1,806 41.9 +11.9
Conservative hold Swing
Pantiles and St Marks[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Leonard Horwood 1,274 66.3 +2.0
Liberal Democrat Peter Hillier 648 33.7 +4.9
Majority 626 32.6 -2.9
Turnout 1,922 40.4 +11.4
Conservative hold Swing
Park[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Bulman 1,204 54.8 +6.6
Liberal Democrat Alan Bullion 681 31.0 -14.2
Green Storm Poorun 165 7.5 +7.5
Labour Jae Fassam 146 6.6 +0.1
Majority 523 23.8 +20.8
Turnout 2,196 42.4 +12.2
Conservative hold Swing
Pembury[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul Barrington-King 1,112 57.7 +17.7
Liberal Democrat Lorraine Braam 651 33.8 -18.6
Green Toby Allen 163 8.5 +8.5
Majority 461 23.9
Turnout 1,926 43.1 +7.7
Conservative hold Swing
Rusthall[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Robert Wratten 691 51.6 +10.9
Conservative James Perry 377 28.2 -6.6
UKIP Patricia Theophanides 145 10.8 +2.5
Labour Sarah Carpenter 126 9.4 -2.8
Majority 314 23.4 +17.5
Turnout 1,339 38.5 +12.7
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
St James'[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Beatrice Lewis 717 60.3
Conservative Rosemary Fitzherbert 312 26.2
Labour Brian Clenshaw 160 13.5
Majority 405 34.1
Turnout 1,189 34.0 +2.5
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
St John's[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Simon Bannister 715 41.9 -9.9
Conservative Brian Ranslet 641 37.6 +6.1
Labour Peter Ross-Skedd 147 8.6 -1.8
Green Phyllis Leslie 126 7.4 +1.1
Independent David Wilson 76 4.5 +4.5
Majority 74 4.3 -16.0
Turnout 1,705 35.3 +10.5
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Sherwood[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Frank Williams 792 53.4 +13.5
Labour Ian Carvell 375 25.3 -5.3
Liberal Democrat Cicilia Bannister 317 21.4 -2.6
Majority 417 28.1 +18.8
Turnout 1,484 31.5 +8.6
Conservative hold Swing
Southborough and High Brooms[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Joseph Simmons 682 38.8 -2.8
Labour David Belchem 654 37.2 -4.6
Liberal Democrat Marguerita Morton 277 15.8 +15.8
Green Chris Godson 143 8.1 +0.0
Majority 28 1.6
Turnout 1,756 34.2 +8.9
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Speldhurst and Bidborough[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jennifer Paulson-Ellis 1,373 70.7 +0.1
Liberal Democrat Jacqueline Cassidy 568 29.3 +6.1
Majority 805 41.4 -6.0
Turnout 1,941 44.7 +12.2
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tunbridge Wells council". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2010-11-21. 
  2. ^ "Elections 2004: Results at a glance". The Guardian. 2004-06-12. p. 10. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q "Elections 10 June 2004". Tunbridge Wells Borough Council. Archived from the original on 2006-09-27. Retrieved 2010-11-21. 
  4. ^ "Ballot box". The Times. 2004-06-12. p. 26. 


Preceded by
Tunbridge Wells Council election, 2003
Tunbridge Wells local elections Succeeded by
Tunbridge Wells Council election, 2006