Tunbridge Wells Borough Council election, 2008

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Map of the results of the 2008 Tunbridge Wells council election. Conservatives in blue and Liberal Democrats in yellow. Wards in grey were not contested in 2008.

The 2008 Tunbridge Wells Council election took place on 1 May 2008 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 Conservatives retain control after gaining 3 seats from the Liberal Democrats to have 44 seats compared to 4 for the Liberal Democrats.[3]

Tunbridge Wells Local Election Result 2008[4][5]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 15 3 0 +3 93.8 56.8 12,756 -0.4%
  Liberal Democrat 1 0 3 -3 6.3 26.7 5,994 -1.2%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 5.0 1,121 -1.3%
  Labour 0 0 0 0 0 4.8 1,077 -1.1%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 4.1 913 +2.1%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 2.7 599 +2.0%

Ward results[edit]

Benenden and Cranbrook[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sean Holden 836 41.3 -17.2
Independent Peter Jempson 599 29.6 +29.6
Liberal Democrat Francis Rook 522 25.8 -9.0
UKIP Oliver Clement 67 3.3 -3.4
Majority 237 11.7 -12.0
Turnout 2,024 38.7 -0.2
Conservative hold Swing
Brenchley and Horsmonden[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Marcella Callow 1,011 62.4 -16.7
Liberal Democrat Isobel Kerrigan 608 37.6 +16.7
Majority 403 24.9 -33.3
Turnout 1,619 42.4 +4.8
Conservative hold Swing
Broadwater[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Barbara Cobbold 637 68.4 +23.8
Liberal Democrat Jean-Luc Bressard 294 31.6 -14.5
Majority 343 36.8
Turnout 931 29.4 -8.2
Conservative hold Swing
Capel[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brian Ransley 422 55.6 +25.2
Liberal Democrat Hugh Patterson 337 44.4 -25.2
Majority 85 11.2
Turnout 759 41.3 -1.0
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Culverden[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ronen Basu 919 57.1 -1.0
Green Brian Leslie 518 32.2 +2.6
UKIP Patricia Theophanides 172 10.7 -1.7
Majority 401 24.9 -3.6
Turnout 1,609 31.5 -1.1
Conservative hold Swing
Goudhurst and Lamberhurst[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Barry Noakes 902 73.5 +8.9
Liberal Democrat John Billingham 227 18.5 -5.3
UKIP Victor Webb 99 8.1 -3.4
Majority 675 55.0 +14.2
Turnout 1,228 37.9 -1.0
Conservative hold Swing
Hawkhurst and Sandhurst[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Beverley Palmer 1,120 66.5 -5.1
Liberal Democrat Keith Brown 297 17.6 -10.8
UKIP Jeffrey King 166 9.9 +9.9
Labour David Burgess 102 6.1 +6.1
Majority 823 48.8 +5.6
Turnout 1,685 37.2 +2.7
Conservative hold Swing
Pantilles and St Mark's[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Leonard Horwood unopposed
Conservative hold Swing
Park[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Bulman 1,161 62.1 +3.5
Liberal Democrat Peter Hillier 464 24.8 -7.6
Green Shaun Carey 244 13.1 +13.1
Majority 697 37.3 +11.1
Turnout 1,869 34.4 -1.4
Conservative hold Swing
Pembury[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul Barrington-King 1,230 67.9 +13.6
Liberal Democrat Jacqueline Prance 472 26.0 -13.0
UKIP Christopher Hoare 110 6.1 -0.6
Majority 758 41.8 +26.5
Turnout 1,812 40.6 +0.9
Conservative hold Swing
Rusthall[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Atwood 505 42.8 -2.3
Liberal Democrat Bob Prance 380 32.2 +4.8
Labour Tim Probert 166 14.1 +1.6
UKIP June Moore 129 10.9 -4.1
Majority 125 10.6 -7.1
Turnout 1,180 34.3 +0.2
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
St James'[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Beatrice Lewis 694 58.6 -6.9
Conservative Alan McDermott 390 32.9 +9.8
UKIP Christopher Luke 101 8.5 +8.5
Majority 304 25.7 -16.7
Turnout 1,185 33.1 -2.5
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
St John's[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tracy Moore 794 45.9 +3.2
Liberal Democrat Alan Bullion 786 45.4 -5.0
Green Phyllis Leslie 151 8.7 +8.7
Majority 8 0.5
Turnout 1,731 35.8 +1.3
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Sherwood[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Frank Williams 789 58.6 +12.0
Liberal Democrat Peter Lewis 347 25.8 -2.2
Labour Loma Blackmore 211 15.7 +0.7
Majority 442 32.8 +14.2
Turnout 1,347 28.9 -1.7
Conservative hold Swing
Southborough and High Brooms[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Joseph Simmons 695 42.0 +4.6
Labour Ronnie Ooi 598 36.2 +3.1
Liberal Democrat Marguerita Morton 235 14.2 -8.2
UKIP Eileen Gayler 125 7.6 +0.4
Majority 97 5.9 +1.6
Turnout 1,653 31.9 -2.4
Conservative hold Swing
Speldhurst and Bidborough[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Stanyer 1,345 73.6 -0.4
Liberal Democrat Ian Williams 331 18.1 -7.9
UKIP Peter Fasey 152 8.3 +8.3
Majority 1,014 55.5 +7.5
Turnout 1,828 40.4 +0.9
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tunbridge Wells". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2010-11-21. 
  2. ^ "Local elections: Results: Voters in the cities and the shires have their say in the ballot box". The Guardian. 2008-05-02. p. 7. 
  3. ^ "Tories take control in Maidstone". BBC News Online. 2008-05-02. Retrieved 2010-11-23. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q "Tunbridge Wells Borough Council election - 1 May 2008". Tunbridge Wells Borough Council. Retrieved 2010-11-21. 
  5. ^ "Local elections Results". The Times. 2008-05-02. p. 28. 


Preceded by
Tunbridge Wells Council election, 2007
Tunbridge Wells local elections Succeeded by
Tunbridge Wells Council election, 2010