2002 Tunbridge Wells Borough Council election

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The 2002 Tunbridge Wells Council election took place on 2 May 2002 to elect members of Tunbridge Wells Borough Council in Kent, England. The whole council was up for election with boundary changes since the last election in 2000. [1] The Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council. [2]

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Results

The results saw the Conservatives increase their majority, while the Labour group leader lost his seat. [3]

Tunbridge Wells local election result 2002 [4] [5]
PartySeatsGainsLossesNet gain/lossSeats %Votes %Votes+/−
  Conservative 34+370.858.933,666
  Liberal Democrats 11022.929.316,715
  Labour 3-26.39.05,125
  Green 0001.4828
  Independent 0-101.2661
  UKIP 0000.3150

By ward

Benenden and Cranbrook (3) [4] [6]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Peter Davies1,014
Conservative Tom Veitch1,012
Conservative Linda Hall863
Independent Kim Fletcher661
Liberal Democrats Patricia Hoare607
Turnout 4,15733.7
Brenchley and Horsmonden (2) [4] [6]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Paul Oliver-Smith911
Conservative Nicholas Fairrie870
Liberal Democrats Paul Ratcliffe379
Turnout 2,16033.3
Broadwater (2) [4] [6]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democrats Peter Crawford481
Conservative Barbara Cobbold480
Liberal Democrats Andrew Ollive455
Conservative Jennifer Gregory435
Turnout 1,85131.6
Capel [4] [6]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democrats Hugh Patterson42063.8
Conservative Margaret Pemberton23836.2
Majority18227.6
Turnout 65837.0
Culverden (3) [4] [6]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Leonard Price804
Conservative Eldred Wakefield800
Conservative Wilfred Ekins-Daukes799
Liberal Democrats Aileen Prendergast523
Liberal Democrats Christopher Storr497
Green Brian Leslie388
Turnout 3,81128.1
Frittenden and Sissinghurst [4] [6]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative John Smith46870.8
Liberal Democrats Graham Lee19329.2
Majority27541.6
Turnout 66139.4
Goudhurst and Lamberhurst (2) [4] [6]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Barry Noakes784
Conservative John Bullock728
Labour Simon Fowler269
Turnout 1,78131.8
Hawkhurst and Sandhurst (3) [4] [6]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative John Cunningham945
Conservative Beverley Palmer912
Conservative Ronald Weeden861
Liberal Democrats Keith Brown504
Labour David Burgess276
Turnout 3,49832.3
Paddock Wood East (2) [4] [6]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative David Marriott489
Conservative Peter Waldock359
Liberal Democrats Lorraine Braam342
Labour Timothy Rich229
Turnout 1,41925.3
Paddock Wood West (2) [4] [6]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Elizabeth Thomas453
Conservative Stanley Ward443
Labour Raymond Moon222
Liberal Democrats Walter Stone217
Turnout 1,33525.5
Pantiles and St Mark's (3) [4] [6]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative James Scholes1,096
Conservative Leonard Horwood1,017
Conservative Gillian Barber-Hughes1,005
Liberal Democrats Michael McDowall454
Liberal Democrats Christopher Wigley428
Turnout 4,00031.3
Park (3) [4] [6]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Catherine Mayhew1,007
Conservative Peter Bulman952
Conservative Henry Harrison928
Liberal Democrats Peter Hillier640
Liberal Democrats Alan Bullion629
Liberal Democrats Christopher Skelton620
Turnout 4,77631.7
Pembury (3) [4] [6]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democrats Archibald Ballantine926
Conservative Paul Barrington-King911
Liberal Democrats David Mills898
Conservative Gillian Pavely818
Conservative Richard Harding789
Liberal Democrats Sonya Wratten687
Labour Sally Osborn182
Green Toby Birkett142
Green Barney Richardson65
Green Storm Poorun50
Turnout 5,46842.0
Rusthall (2) [4] [6]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democrats Robert Wratten530
Conservative Barry Edwards396
Liberal Democrats Christopher Gillmore391
Conservative James Perry385
Labour David Kirkham194
UKIP Victor Webb150
Turnout 2,04633.0
St James' (2) [4] [6]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democrats David Neve803
Liberal Democrats Beatrice Lewis764
Conservative Rosemary Fitzherbert226
Conservative Roger Parkes168
Labour David Osborn123
Turnout 2,08430.5
St John's (3) [4] [6]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democrats Alfred Baker745
Liberal Democrats Simon Bannister742
Liberal Democrats Geoffrey Young664
Conservative Sean Lockhart558
Conservative Christopher Reich543
Conservative Christine Dickens531
Labour Peter Ross-Skedd206
Green Phyllis Leslie183
Turnout 4,17230.0
Sherwood (3) [4] [6]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Ted Jolley505
Conservative Frank Williams492
Conservative Robert Mayall456
Labour Ian Carvell445
Labour Emma Collins414
Labour John Hopkinson340
Liberal Democrats Cicilia Bannister321
Turnout 2,52823.4
Southborough and High Brooms (3) [4] [6]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Walter Clary774
Labour Jemima Blackmore726
Labour Ronnie Ooi725
Conservative Colin Bothwell625
Conservative Michael Scott577
Conservative Kevin Wilkinson514
Turnout 3,94126.7
Southborough North (2) [4] [6]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Michael Rusbridge618
Liberal Democrats Trevor Poile545
Conservative Pamela Howell531
Liberal Democrats John Billingham475
Turnout 2,16935.5
Speldhurst and Bidborough (3) [4] [6]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Melvyn Howell1,128
Conservative Jennifer Paulson-Ellis1,126
Conservative John Jukes1,096
Liberal Democrats Patrick Handcock420
Liberal Democrats Jackie Cassidy415
Turnout 4,18535.5

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  2. "London elections 2002 - part 4". Evening Standard. 3 May 2002. p. 67.
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