Tunbridge Wells Borough Council election, 2006

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Map of the results of the 2006 Tunbridge Wells council election. Conservatives in blue and Liberal Democrats in yellow. Wards in grey were not contested in 2006.

The 2006 Tunbridge Wells Borough Council election took place on 4 May 2006 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 2006[3][4]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 14 2 0 +2 87.5 58.9 14,301 +6.1%
  Liberal Democrat 2 0 2 -2 12.5 31.6 7,668 -1.5%
  Labour 0 0 0 0 0 5.6 1,370 -2.3%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 2.2 536 -1.6%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 1.7 422 -0.4%

Ward results[edit]

Benenden and Cranbrook[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Davies 1,183 60.7 +8.4
Liberal Democrat Winifred Honnywill 603 30.9 -3.2
UKIP Oliver Clement 163 8.4 -5.2
Majority 580 29.8 +11.6
Turnout 1,949 38.6 -4.3
Conservative hold Swing
Brenchley and Horsmonden[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sally-Ann Slade 1,096 79.1 +17.4
Liberal Democrat John Billingham 290 20.9 -4.7
Majority 806 58.2 +22.1
Turnout 1,386 37.6 -6.5
Conservative hold Swing
Broadwater[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Peter Crawford 503 46.1 +9.9
Conservative David Stanyer 486 44.6 -1.6
UKIP Theresa Theophanides 101 9.3 -0.6
Majority 17 1.5
Turnout 1,090 37.6 -3.4
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Culverden[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Leonard Price 981 58.6 +4.0
Liberal Democrat Paul Beard 450 26.9 +3.6
Green Brian Leslie 244 14.6 +3.9
Majority 531 31.7 +0.4
Turnout 1,675 34.9 -2.4
Conservative hold Swing
Hawkhurst and Sandhurst[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Cunningham 1,064 69.9 +4.4
Liberal Democrat Keith Brown 458 30.1 +4.8
Majority 606 39.8 -0.4
Turnout 1,522 34.9 -7.0
Conservative hold Swing
Paddock Wood East[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Marriott 603 64.8 +26.8
Liberal Democrat Lorraine Braam 207 22.2 -13.8
Labour Timothy Rich 121 13.0 -8.4
Majority 396 42.6 +40.6
Turnout 931 30.9 +5.8
Conservative hold Swing
Paddock Wood West[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Elizabeth Thomas 525 60.6 +3.4
Labour Raymond Moon 183 21.1 +4.3
UKIP Victor Webb 158 18.2 +18.2
Majority 342 39.5 +8.3
Turnout 866 30.1 +7.2
Conservative hold Swing
Pantiles and St Marks[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Scholes 1,156 68.6 +2.3
Liberal Democrat Jane Johnson 529 31.4 -2.3
Majority 627 37.2 +4.6
Turnout 1,685 35.0 -5.4
Conservative hold Swing
Park[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Catherine Mayhew 1,250 63.9 +9.1
Liberal Democrat Peter Hillier 707 36.1 +5.1
Majority 543 27.8 +4.0
Turnout 1,957 38.2 -4.2
Conservative hold Swing
Pembury[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Tompsett 1,124 56.2 -1.5
Liberal Democrat Thomas Symondson 877 43.8 +10.0
Majority 247 12.4 -11.5
Turnout 2,001 44.7 +1.6
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
St James'[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat David Neve 776 65.5 +5.2
Conservative Christopher Browne 273 23.1 -3.1
Green Richard Leslie 135 11.4 +11.4
Majority 503 42.4 +8.3
Turnout 1,184 35.6 +1.6
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
St John's[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Christopher Woodward 760 44.7 +7.1
Liberal Democrat Lesley Herriot 636 37.4 -4.5
Green Phyllis Leslie 157 9.2 +1.8
Labour Keith Hamm 146 8.6 +0.0
Majority 124 7.3 +3.0
Turnout 1,699 35.5 +0.2
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Sherwood[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Edward Jolley 754 53.7 +0.3
Liberal Democrat Alan Bullion 399 28.4 +7.0
Labour Jemima Blackmore 252 17.9 -7.4
Majority 355 25.3 -2.8
Turnout 1,405 30.9 -0.6
Conservative hold Swing
Southborough and High Brooms[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Colin Bothwell 849 49.4 +10.6
Labour Dianne Hill 561 32.7 -4.5
Liberal Democrat Marguerita Morton 308 17.9 +2.1
Majority 188 16.7 +15.1
Turnout 1,718 33.7 -0.5
Conservative hold Swing
Southborough North[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Rusbridge 797 57.8 +11.4
Liberal Democrat Terence Driscoll 474 34.4 -14.0
Labour Gregory Lay 107 7.8 +7.8
Majority 323 23.4
Turnout 1,378 45.1 +7.1
Conservative hold Swing
Speldhurst and Bidborough[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Melvyn Howell 1,400 75.6 +4.9
Liberal Democrat Ian Williams 451 24.4 -4.9
Majority 949 51.2 +9.8
Turnout 1,851 42.3 -2.4
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Local elections: Tunbridge Wells". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2010-11-21. 
  2. ^ Wilson, Graeme (2006-05-05). "Conservatives Cameron's crusade puts Tories back on victory trail". The Daily Telegraph. p. 4. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q "Elections 5 May 2006". Tunbridge Wells Borough Council. Archived from the original on 2006-09-27. Retrieved 2010-11-21. 
  4. ^ "Local elections". The Times. 2006-05-05. p. 9.