2003 Tunbridge Wells Borough Council election

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The 2003 Tunbridge Wells Borough Council election took place on 1 May 2003 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]

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After the election, the composition of the council was

Results

Tunbridge Wells local election result 2003 [3] [4]
PartySeatsGainsLossesNet gain/lossSeats %Votes %Votes+/−
  Conservative 1101−168.852.010,162−6.9%
  Liberal Democrats 410+125.032.16,276+2.8%
  Labour 10006.39.51,855+0.5%
  Green 000003.2617+1.8%
  UKIP 000001.7325+1.4%
  Independent 000001.5289+0.3%

By ward

Benenden and Cranbrook [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Linda Hall1,00162.9
Liberal Democrats Winifred Honnywill45928.8
UKIP Oliver Clement1318.2
Majority54234.1
Turnout 1,59130.9−2.8
Conservative hold Swing
Culverden [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Wilfred Ekins-Daukes79961.2
Liberal Democrats Andrew Olive42532.6
Green Brian Leslie14711.3
Majority30828.6
Turnout 1,30526.7−1.4
Conservative hold Swing
Frittenden and Sissinghurst [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative John Smith49774.1+3.3
Liberal Democrats Graham Lee17425.9−3.3
Majority32348.2+6.6
Turnout 67140.4+1.0
Conservative hold Swing
Goudhurst and Lamberhurst [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative John Bullock71359.0
Independent Lesley Peters28923.9
Liberal Democrats Michael McDowall20717.1
Majority42435.1
Turnout 1,20937.6+5.8
Conservative hold Swing
Hawkhurst and Sandhurst [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Ronald Weeden85864.7
Liberal Democrats Keith Brown36027.1
Labour David Burgess1098.2
Majority49837.6
Turnout 1,32730.0−2.3
Conservative hold Swing
Paddock Wood East [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Peter Waldock30038.0
Liberal Democrats Christine Metcalf28436.0
Labour Raymond Moon16921.4
Green Susan Peters364.6
Majority162.0
Turnout 78925.1−0.2
Conservative hold Swing
Paddock Wood West [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Stanley Ward39657.2
Liberal Democrats Lorraine Braam18026.0
Labour Raymond Steward11616.8
Majority21631.2
Turnout 69222.9−2.6
Conservative hold Swing
Pantiles and St Marks [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Gillian Barber-Hughes89764.3
Liberal Democrats Christopher Wigley40128.8
Labour David Kirkham966.9
Majority49635.5
Turnout 1,39429.0−2.3
Conservative hold Swing
Park [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Sean Lockhart76748.2
Liberal Democrats Alan Bullion71945.2
Labour Jae Fassam1046.5
Majority483.0
Turnout 1,59030.2−1.5
Conservative hold Swing
Pembury [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democrats David Mills84652.4
Conservative Gillian Pavely64640.0
Labour David Osborn1237.6
Majority20012.4
Turnout 1,61535.4−6.6
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Rusthall [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democrats Christopher Gillmore40940.7
Conservative Barry Edwards35034.8
Labour Timothy Rich12312.2
UKIP Patricia Theophanides838.3
Green Lucas Howard414.1
Majority595.9
Turnout 1,00625.8−7.2
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
St John's [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democrats Geoffrey Young63351.8
Conservative Joanne Green38531.5
Labour Peter Ross-Skedd12710.4
Green Phyllis Leslie776.3
Majority24820.3
Turnout 1,22224.8−5.2
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Sherwood [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Robert Mayall44739.9
Labour Ian Carvell34330.6
Liberal Democrats Cicilia Bannister26924.0
Green Karen Inglis615.4
Majority1049.3
Turnout 1,12022.9−0.5
Conservative hold Swing
Southborough and High Brooms [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Oon Ooi54541.8
Conservative Colin Bothwell54241.6
UKIP Victor Webb1118.5
Green Cinda Robinson1058.1
Majority30.2
Turnout 1,30325.3−1.4
Labour hold Swing
Southborough North [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democrats Trevor Poile57748.4
Conservative Martin Taylor-Smith55346.4
Green Kim Dale615.1
Majority242.0
Turnout 1,19138.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Speldhurst and Bidborough [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative John Jukes1,01170.6
Liberal Democrats Jacqueline Cassidy33323.2
Green Allan Peters896.2
Majority67847.4
Turnout 1,43332.5−3.0
Conservative hold Swing

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References

  1. "Local elections". BBC News Online . Retrieved 21 November 2010.
  2. "How Britain voted: English and Scottish councils". The Independent . 3 May 2003. pp. 18–19.
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 "Election Results 1 May 2003". Tunbridge Wells Borough Council. Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 21 November 2010.
  4. "English councils". The Times . 3 May 2003. p. 47.