Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council elections

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Elections to Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council in Kent, United Kingdom are held every four years. Since the last boundary changes in 2003, 53 councillors have been elected from 26 wards.[1]

Political control[edit]

Since the foundation of the council in 1974 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2]

Years Party in control
1974-95 Conservative
1995-03 NOC (Lib Dem/Lab)
2003-present Conservative

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

1995-99[edit]

A by-election was held in East Peckham Ward following the resignation of E. Pries.

East Peckham Ward By-Election 24 July 1997[8]
Candidate Party Votes % ±%
  Stephen John Cresswell Liberal Democrats 357 41.75% -18.9%
  Keith Stephen Chantler Conservative Party 337 39.42% +4.8%
  John Edward Howard Labour Party 161 18.83% +18.8%
Total 855 100.00%
Rejected Ballot Papers
Ballot Papers Issued
Registered Electors
Turnout 33.5%
  Liberal Democrats hold

A by-election was held in Cage Green Ward following the resignation of G. Evans.

Cage Green Ward By-Election 7 May 1998[9]
Candidate Party Votes % ±%
  Nicolas John Heslop Conservative Party 827 58.28% +13.2%
  Labour Party 368 25.93% -14.5%
  Liberal Democrats 224 15.79% +1.2%
Total 1,419 100.00%
Rejected Ballot Papers
Ballot Papers Issued
Registered Electors
Turnout 44%
  Conservative hold

1999-03[edit]

Wrotham Ward By-Election 4 May 2000[10]
Candidate Party Votes % ±%
  Cordelia Emma Julia McCartney Conservative Party 396 60.46% +14.4%
  Liberal Democrats 259 39.54% +39.5%
Total 655 100.00%
Rejected Ballot Papers
Ballot Papers Issued
Registered Electors
Turnout 45.1%
  Conservative hold
Snodland East Ward By-Election 31 January 2002[11]
Candidate Party Votes % ±%
  Jeremy Hayes Labour Party 493 58.48% +8.4%
  Conservative Party 350 41.52% +16.4%
Total 843 100.00%
Rejected Ballot Papers
Ballot Papers Issued
Registered Electors
Turnout 27.8%
  Labour hold

2003-07[edit]

A by-election was held in Burham, Wouldham & Eccles Ward following the resignation of John Jennings on 23 August 2004.

Burham, Wouldham & Eccles Ward By-Election 14 October 2004[12][13]
Candidate Party Votes % ±%
  David Anthony Stuart Davis Conservative Party 660 58.56% +13.8%
  Linda O’Halloran Liberal Democrats 312 27.68% -16.7%
  Joy Wharton Labour Party 155 13.75% +3.0%
Total 1,127 100.00%
Rejected Ballot Papers
Ballot Papers Issued
Registered Electors
Turnout 35%
  Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats

A by-election was held in Ightham Ward following the death of Geraldine Bowden.

Ightham Ward By-Election 31 August 2006[14][15]
Candidate Party Votes % ±%
  Frederick Rodney Dodds Chartres Conservative Party 352 53.91% -20.6%
  Rebecca Jane Hunt Liberal Democrats 301 46.09% +20.6%
Total 653 100.00%
Rejected Ballot Papers
Ballot Papers Issued
Registered Electors
Turnout 42.46%
  Conservative hold

2007-11[edit]

There were no by-elections between May 2007 and May 2011.

2011-15[edit]

A by-election was held in West Malling and Leybourne Ward following the death of Mark Worrall on 26 April 2012.

West Malling & Leybourne Ward By-Election 5 July 2012[16][17]
Candidate Party Votes % ±%
  Sophie Olivia Shrubsole Conservative Party 769 48.33% -3.5%
  Yvonne Mary Smyth Liberal Democrats 472 29.67% +9.1%
  Peter Graham Stevens UK Independence Party 127 7.98% -4.5%
  Kathleen Maria Garlick Labour Party 123 7.73% -7.4%
  Michael Philip Walters English Democrats 57 3.58% +3.6%
  Howard Porter Green Party 43 2.70% +2.7%
Total 1,591 100.00%
Rejected Ballot Papers 1
Ballot Papers Issued 1,592
Registered Electors 4,572
Turnout 34.82%
  Conservative hold

A by-election was held in Borough Green and Long Mill Ward following the resignation of David Evans in December 2013.

Borough Green & Long Mill Ward By-Election 9 January 2014[18]
Candidate Party Votes % ±%
  Mike Taylor Independent 692 38.85 +19.2
  Stuart Keith Murray Conservative Party 588 33.02 -5.2
  David Leonard Waller UK Independence Party 349 19.60 +19.6
  Victoria Hayman Labour Party 84 4.72 -3.4
  Howard Porter Green Party 68 3.82 +3.8
Total 1,781 100.00%
Rejected Ballot Papers 2
Ballot Papers Issued 1,783
Registered Electors 5,486
Turnout 32.50%
  Independent gain

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Borough and Parish/Town Council Elections - 3 May 2007". Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council. Retrieved 2009-08-20. 
  2. ^ "England council elections". BBC News. 6 May 2011. 
  3. ^ The District of Tonbridge and Malling (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1976
  4. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Tonbridge and Malling (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1989. Retrieved on 4 November 2015.
  5. ^ "Tonbridge & Malling". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-08-20. 
  6. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Tonbridge and Malling (Electoral Changes) Order 2001. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  7. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Tonbridge and Malling (Electoral Changes) Order 2013. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  8. ^ "Tonbridge & Malling DC: East Peckham". Local Authority Byelection Results. 
  9. ^ "Tonbridge & Malling DC, Cage Green". Local Authority Byelection Results. 
  10. ^ "Tonbridge & Malling BC, Wrotham". Local Authority Byelection Results. 
  11. ^ "Tonbridge and Malling BC, Snodland East". Local Authority Byelection Results. 
  12. ^ "Burham, Eccles & Wouldham By-election result". Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council. Archived from the original on 28 November 2004. 
  13. ^ "Tonbridge and Malling BC, Burpham Wouldham & Eccles". Local Authority Byelection Results. 
  14. ^ "Election of Member for Ightham Ward". Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council. 26 September 2006. 
  15. ^ "Tonbridge and Malling BC, Ightham". Local Authority Byelection Results. 
  16. ^ "West Malling and Leybourne". Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council. 6 July 2012. 
  17. ^ "Tonbridge and Malling BC, West Malling and Leybourne". Local Authority Byelection Results. 
  18. ^ "Election of a Borough Councillor for the Borough Green & Long Mill By ‐ Election Ward of Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council" (PDF). Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council. 9 January 2014. 

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