Tunbridge Wells Borough Council election, 2010

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Map of the results of the 2010 Tunbridge Wells council election. Conservatives in blue and Liberal Democrats in yellow. Wards in grey were not contested in 2010.

The 2010 Tunbridge Wells Council election took place on 6 May 2010 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 Conservative stay in control of the council despite losing 2 seats.[3] The Liberal Democrats gained seats in Benenden and Cranbrook wards to hold 6 seats, compared to 42 for the Conservatives.[3] Overall turnout in the election was 68.59%.[4]

Tunbridge Wells Local Election Result 2010[4]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 12 0 2 -2 75.0 54.1 25,870 -2.7%
  Liberal Democrat 4 2 0 +2 25.0 34.9 16,722 +8.2%
  Labour 0 0 0 0 0 6.3 3,002 +1.5%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 2.9 1,389 -2.1%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 1.2 576 -2.9%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 0.6 297 -2.1%

Ward results[edit]

Benenden and Cranbrook[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Francis Rook 1,900 52.4 +26.6
Conservative Peter Davies 1,727 47.6 +6.4
Majority 173 4.8
Turnout 3,627 70.8 +32.1
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Brenchley and Horsmonden[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alan McDermott 1,971 69.1 +6.7
Liberal Democrat John Billingham 882 30.9 -6.7
Majority 1,089 38.2 +13.3
Turnout 2,853 75.8 +33.4
Conservative hold Swing
Broadwater[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Peter Crawford 1,004 51.3 +19.7
Conservative William Rutherford 955 48.7 -19.7
Majority 49 2.5
Turnout 1,959 62.7 +33.3
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Culverden[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Leonard Price 1,934 52.1 -5.0
Liberal Democrat Ian Williams 1,222 32.9 +32.9
Green Richard Leslie 313 8.4 -23.8
UKIP Patricia Theophanides 198 5.3 -5.4
Independent Ahsan Ahmad 45 1.2 +1.2
Majority 712 19.2 -5.7
Turnout 3,712 65.9 +34.4
Conservative hold Swing
Hawkhurst and Sandhurst[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Cunningham 2,028 63.4 -3.1
Liberal Democrat Keith Brown 909 28.4 +10.8
Labour David Burgess 261 8.2 +2.1
Majority 1,119 35.0 -13.8
Turnout 3,198 70.5 +33.3
Conservative hold Swing
Paddock Wood East[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bill Hills 979 47.4 -4.2
Liberal Democrat Hugh Patterson 495 24.0 +11.4
Labour Raymond Moon 340 16.5 -2.9
Independent Ron Goodman 252 12.2 -4.3
Majority 484 23.4 -8.8
Turnout 2,066 67.5 +34.8
Conservative hold Swing
Paddock Wood West[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Elizabeth Thomas 1,137 58.1 -20.9
Liberal Democrat Damion Coleman 536 27.4 +27.4
Labour Terry White 283 14.5 -6.5
Majority 601 30.7 -27.3
Turnout 1,956 66.5 +38.3
Conservative hold Swing
Pantiles and St Marks[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Scholes 2,159 59.3
Liberal Democrat Christo Skelton 1,195 32.8
Labour Peter Mills 289 7.9
Majority 964 26.5
Turnout 3,643 71.5
Conservative hold Swing
Park[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Catherine Mayhew 2,155 56.0 -6.1
Liberal Democrat Matthew Nash 1,402 36.4 +11.6
UKIP Eileen Gayler 294 7.6 +7.6
Majority 753 19.6 -17.7
Turnout 3,851 72.3 +37.9
Conservative hold Swing
Pembury[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Tompsett 1,884 59.4 -8.5
Liberal Democrat Lorraine Braam 1,287 40.6 +14.6
Majority 597 18.8 -23.0
Turnout 3,171 70.0 +29.4
Conservative hold Swing
St James'[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat David Neve 1,666 64.9 +6.3
Conservative Simon Bannister 901 35.1 +2.2
Majority 765 29.8 +4.1
Turnout 2,567 64.6 +31.5
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
St John's[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Trevor Poile 1,639 47.1 +1.7
Conservative Chris Woodward 1,577 45.3 -0.6
Green Phyllis Leslie 263 7.6 -1.1
Majority 62 1.8
Turnout 3,479 70.0 +34.2
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Sherwood[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ted Jolley 1,343 48.0 -10.6
Liberal Democrat Timothy Woodman 737 26.3 +0.5
Labour Timothy Rich 454 16.2 +0.5
UKIP Christopher Hoare 263 9.4 +9.4
Majority 606 21.7 -11.1
Turnout 2,797 58.3 +29.4
Conservative hold Swing
Southborough and High Brooms[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Colin Bothwell 1,513 46.2 +4.2
Labour Dianne Hill 1,375 42.0 +5.8
UKIP Beverley Bradshaw 385 11.8 +4.2
Majority 138 4.2 -1.7
Turnout 3,273 63.7 +31.8
Conservative hold Swing
Southborough North[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mike Rusbridge 1,335 59.0 +4.5
Liberal Democrat Jacqueline Prance 927 41.0 +1.3
Majority 408 18.0 +3.2
Turnout 2,262 71.8 +27.9
Conservative hold Swing
Speldhurst and Bidborough[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Julia Soyke 2,272 66.0 -7.6
Liberal Democrat Robert Baldock 921 26.8 +8.7
UKIP Peter Fasey 249 7.2 -1.1
Majority 1,351 39.3 -16.2
Turnout 3,442 74.8 +34.4
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tunbridge Wells". BBC News Online. 2009-04-19. Retrieved 2010-11-23. 
  2. ^ "Local elections 2010". London: guardian.co.uk. 2010-05-07. Retrieved 2010-11-24. 
  3. ^ a b "Tory casualties at borough elections". this is Kent. 2010-05-14. Retrieved 2010-11-24. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r "Tunbridge Wells Borough Council Election Results - 6 May 2010". Tunbridge Wells Borough Council. Retrieved 2010-11-23. 


Preceded by
Tunbridge Wells Council election, 2008
Tunbridge Wells local elections Succeeded by
Tunbridge Wells Council election, 2011