Tunbridge Wells Borough Council elections

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One third of Tunbridge Wells Borough Council in Kent, England is elected each year, followed by one year without election. Since the last boundary changes in 2002, 48 councillors have been elected from 20 wards.[1]

Political control[edit]

Since the first election to the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2]

Party in control Years
Conservative 1973 - 1994
No overall control 1994 - 1996
Liberal Democrats 1996 - 1998
Conservative 1998 - present

Council elections[edit]

(figures are the resulting councillors per party after the election)

By-election results[edit]

1997-2001[edit]

Pantiles By-Election 25 September 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat 510 51.7 +2.9
Conservative 377 38.2 +3.0
Labour 100 10.1 -5.9
Majority 133 13.5
Turnout 987
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

2001-2005[edit]

Cranbrook By-Election 18 October 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent 465 58.6 +58.6
Conservative 328 41.4 -3.2
Majority 137 17.2
Turnout 793 21.4
Independent gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Southborough and High Brooms By-Election 11 March 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Colin Bothwell 465 41.0 -4.5
Labour David Belchem 429 38.6 -7.1
Liberal Democrat Alan Bullion 171 15.4 +15.4
UKIP Victor Webb 55 5.0 +5.0
Majority 27 2.4
Turnout 1,111 21.7
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
St John's By-Election 17 March 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brian Ransley 500 41.6 +4.0
Liberal Democrat Joanna Au Brey 390 32.5 -9.4
Labour Maurice Knights 244 20.3 +11.7
Green Phyllis Leslie 66 5.5 -1.9
Majority 110 9.1
Turnout 1,200 25.1
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

2005-2009[edit]

Pembury By-Election 30 June 2005[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Thomas Symondson 699 50.0 +16.2
Conservative Michael Tompsett 657 47.0 -10.7
UKIP Vitor Webb 41 2.4 +2.4
Majority 42 3.0
Turnout 1,397 31.4
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Pantiles and St Mark's By-Election 13 September 2007[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Glenn Hall 788 59.8 -4.3
Liberal Democrat Jamie Johnson 364 27.6 +0.5
Labour Lorna Blackmore 94 7.1 +7.1
UKIP Victor Webb 71 5.4 -3.4
Majority 424 32.2
Turnout 1,317 27.3
Conservative hold Swing

2009-2013[edit]

St James By-Election 7 October 2010[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Benjamin Chapelard 649 62.0 -2.9
Conservative Robert Rutherford 294 28.1 -7.0
Green Richard Leslie 103 9.8 +9.8
Majority 355 33.9
Turnout 1,046 24.7
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Sherwood By-Election 16 December 2010[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Backhouse 422 47.6 -0.4
Liberal Democrat Alan Bullion 174 19.6 -6.7
Labour Ian Carvell 124 14.0 -2.3
UKIP Victor Webb 92 10.4 +1.0
English Democrats Joanna Stanley 75 8.5 +8.5
Majority 248 27.9
Turnout 888 18.6
Conservative hold Swing
Pembury By-Election 17 March 2011[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Claire Brown 578 43.3 +2.7
Conservative Robert Rutherford 460 34.5 -24.9
UKIP Victor Webb 297 22.2 +22.2
Majority 118 8.8
Turnout 1,335 35.4
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Council Democracy". Tunbridge Wells Borough Council. Retrieved 2010-11-21. 
  2. ^ "Tunbridge Wells". BBC News Online. 19 April 2009. Retrieved 2010-11-21. 
  3. ^ "Tunbridge Wells". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2010-11-21. 
  4. ^ "Pembury by-election results". Tunbridge Wells Borough Council. 2005-07-01. Retrieved 2010-11-21. 
  5. ^ "Tories romp home in Tunbridge Wells by-election". kentnews.co.uk. 2007-09-17. Retrieved 2010-11-21. 
  6. ^ "Lib Dems hold ward with Ben". this is kent. 2010-10-15. Retrieved 2010-11-21. 
  7. ^ "Declaration of result of poll". Tunbridge Wells Borough Council. Retrieved 2010-11-21. 
  8. ^ "Declaration of result of poll Sherwood ward". Tunbridge Wells Borough Council. Retrieved 2010-12-17. 
  9. ^ "Results of Pembury By-Election". Tunbridge Wells Borough Council. 18 March 2011. Retrieved 18 March 2011. 

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