Tunbridge Wells Borough Council election, 2007

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Map of the results of the 2007 Tunbridge Wells council election. Conservatives in blue and Liberal Democrats in yellow. Wards in grey were not contested in 2007.

The 2007 Tunbridge Wells Council election took place on 3 May 2007 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]

The results saw the Labour party lose its last councillor, Ronnie Ooi, on the council.[2] Ooi lost his seat in Southborough and High Brooms ward after campaigning by distancing himself from the national Labour government and calling on voters to preserve an opposition to the Conservatives on the council.[3]

Tunbridge Wells Local Election Result 2007[4]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 15 4 1 +3 93.8 57.2 13,455 -1.7%
  Liberal Democrat 1 1 3 -2 6.3 27.9 6,571 -3.7%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 6.3 1,482 +4.6%
  Labour 0 0 1 -1 0 5.9 1,391 +0.3%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 469 -0.2%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 0.7 164 +0.7%

Ward results[edit]

Benenden and Cranbrook[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Linda Hall 1,170 58.5 -2.2
Liberal Democrat Francis Rook 696 34.8 +3.9
UKIP Oliver Clement 133 6.7 -1.7
Majority 474 23.7 -6.1
Turnout 1,999 38.9 +0.3
Conservative hold Swing
Culverden[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Miller 921 58.1 -0.5
Green Brian Leslie 469 29.6 +15.0
UKIP Patricia Theophanides 196 12.4 +12.4
Majority 452 28.5 -3.2
Turnout 1,586 32.6 -2.3
Conservative hold Swing
Frittenden and Sissinghurst[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Smith 505 63.7 -10.4
Liberal Democrat Graham Lee 288 36.3 +10.4
Majority 217 27.4 -20.8
Turnout 793 47.3 +6.9
Conservative hold Swing
Goudhurst and Lamberhurst[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Bullock 806 64.6 -5.1
Liberal Democrat John Billingham 297 23.8 -6.5
UKIP Julie La Coste 144 11.5 +11.5
Majority 509 40.8 +1.4
Turnout 1,247 38.9 -3.9
Conservative hold Swing
Hawkhurst and Sandhurst[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ron Weeden 1,095 71.6 +1.7
Liberal Democrat Keith Brown 435 28.4 -1.7
Majority 660 43.2 +3.4
Turnout 1,530 34.5 -0.4
Conservative hold Swing
Paddock Wood East[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Waldock 513 51.6 -13.2
Labour Raymond Moon 193 19.4 +6.4
Independent Ronald Goodman 164 16.5 +16.5
Liberal Democrat Jamie Johnson 125 12.6 -9.6
Majority 349 32.2 -10.4
Turnout 995 32.7 +1.8
Conservative hold Swing
Paddock Wood West[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stanley Ward 646 79.0 +18.4
Labour Raymond Steward 172 21.0 -0.1
Majority 474 58.0 +18.5
Turnout 818 28.2 -1.9
Conservative hold Swing
Pantiles and St Marks[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gillian Barber-Hughes 1,110 64.1 -4.5
Liberal Democrat Jean-Luc Bressard 470 27.1 -4.3
UKIP Beryl Woodall 152 8.8 +8.8
Majority 640 37.0 -0.2
Turnout 1,732 36.0 +1.0
Conservative hold Swing
Park[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sean Lockhart 1,115 58.6 -5.3
Liberal Democrat Peter Hillier 616 32.4 -3.7
UKIP Ian Peters 171 9.0 +9.0
Majority 499 26.2 -1.6
Turnout 1,902 35.8 -2.4
Conservative hold Swing
Pembury[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative June Crowhurst 955 54.3 -1.9
Liberal Democrat Lorraine Braam 687 39.0 -4.8
UKIP Christopher Luke 118 6.7 +6.7
Majority 268 15.3 +2.9
Turnout 1,760 39.7 -5.0
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Rusthall[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Barry Edwards 528 45.1 +16.9
Liberal Democrat Christopher Gillmore 321 27.4 -24.2
UKIP June Moore 175 15.0 +4.2
Labour Lorna Blackmore 146 12.5 +3.1
Majority 207 17.7 -5.7
Turnout 1,170 34.1 -4.4
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
St John's[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Lesley Herriot 836 50.4 +13.0
Conservative Brian Ransley 708 42.7 -2.0
UKIP Philip Crofton 116 7.0 +7.0
Majority 128 7.7
Turnout 1,660 34.5 -1.0
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Sherwood[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Mayall 675 46.6 -7.1
Liberal Democrat Alan Bullion 405 28.0 -0.4
Labour Katherine Wilson 218 15.0 -2.9
UKIP Victor Webb 151 10.4 +10.4
Majority 270 18.6 -6.7
Turnout 1,449 30.6 -0.3
Conservative hold Swing
Southborough and High Brooms[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Chater 658 37.4 -12.0
Labour Ronnie Ooi 582 33.1 +0.4
Liberal Democrat Marguerita Morton 394 22.4 +4.5
UKIP Christopher Hoare 126 7.2 +7,2
Majority 76 4.3 -12.4
Turnout 1,760 34.3 +0.6
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Southborough North[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Elliott 748 54.5 -3.3
Liberal Democrat Trevor Poile 544 39.7 +5.3
Labour Antony Wood 80 5.8 -2.0
Majority 204 14.8 -8.6
Turnout 1,372 43.9 -1.2
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Speldhurst and Bidborough[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Jukes 1,302 74.0 -1.6
Liberal Democrat Ian Williams 457 26.0 +1.6
Majority 845 48.0 -3.2
Turnout 1,759 39.5 -2.8
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tunbridge Wells". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2010-11-21. 
  2. ^ Woodward, Will (2007-05-05). "Elections 2007: Labour: Left struggles to maintain toehold on rural and suburban councils". The Guardian. p. 6. 
  3. ^ Hurst, Greg (2007-04-25). "Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells closes door on Labour's last manstanding". The Times. p. 29. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q "Tunbridge Wells Borough Council election - 3 May 2007". Tunbridge Wells Borough Council. Retrieved 2010-11-21. 


Preceded by
Tunbridge Wells Council election, 2006
Tunbridge Wells local elections Succeeded by
Tunbridge Wells Council election, 2008