2010 Tunbridge Wells Borough Council election

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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. Tunbridge-Wells 2010 election map.png
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 Borough 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]

Contents

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result

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]
PartySeatsGainsLossesNet gain/lossSeats %Votes %Votes+/−
  Conservative 1202−275.054.125,870−2.7%
  Liberal Democrats 420+225.034.916,722+8.2%
  Labour 000006.33,002+1.5%
  UKIP 000002.91,389−2.1%
  Green 000001.2576−2.9%
  Independent 000000.6297−2.1%

Ward results

Benenden and Cranbrook [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democrats Francis Rook1,90052.4+26.6
Conservative Peter Davies1,72747.6+6.4
Majority1734.8
Turnout 3,62770.8+32.1
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Brenchley and Horsmonden [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Alan McDermott1,97169.1+6.7
Liberal Democrats John Billingham88230.9−6.7
Majority1,08938.2+13.3
Turnout 2,85375.8+33.4
Conservative hold Swing
Broadwater [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democrats Peter Crawford1,00451.3+19.7
Conservative William Rutherford95548.7−19.7
Majority492.5
Turnout 1,95962.7+33.3
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Culverden [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Leonard Price1,93452.1−5.0
Liberal Democrats Ian Williams1,22232.9+32.9
Green Richard Leslie3138.4−23.8
UKIP Patricia Theophanides1985.3−5.4
Independent Ahsan Ahmad451.2+1.2
Majority71219.2−5.7
Turnout 3,71265.9+34.4
Conservative hold Swing
Hawkhurst and Sandhurst [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative John Cunningham2,02863.4−3.1
Liberal Democrats Keith Brown90928.4+10.8
Labour David Burgess2618.2+2.1
Majority1,11935.0−13.8
Turnout 3,19870.5+33.3
Conservative hold Swing
Paddock Wood East [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Bill Hills97947.4−4.2
Liberal Democrats Hugh Patterson49524.0+11.4
Labour Raymond Moon34016.5−2.9
Independent Ron Goodman25212.2−4.3
Majority48423.4−8.8
Turnout 2,06667.5+34.8
Conservative hold Swing
Paddock Wood West [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Elizabeth Thomas1,13758.1−20.9
Liberal Democrats Damion Coleman53627.4+27.4
Labour Terry White28314.5−6.5
Majority60130.7−27.3
Turnout 1,95666.5+38.3
Conservative hold Swing
Pantiles and St Marks [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative James Scholes2,15959.3
Liberal Democrats Christo Skelton1,19532.8
Labour Peter Mills2897.9
Majority96426.5
Turnout 3,64371.5
Conservative hold Swing
Park [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Catherine Mayhew2,15556.0−6.1
Liberal Democrats Matthew Nash1,40236.4+11.6
UKIP Eileen Gayler2947.6+7.6
Majority75319.6−17.7
Turnout 3,85172.3+37.9
Conservative hold Swing
Pembury [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Michael Tompsett1,88459.4−8.5
Liberal Democrats Lorraine Braam1,28740.6+14.6
Majority59718.8−23.0
Turnout 3,17170.0+29.4
Conservative hold Swing
St James' [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democrats David Neve1,66664.9+6.3
Conservative Simon Bannister90135.1+2.2
Majority76529.8+4.1
Turnout 2,56764.6+31.5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
St John's [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democrats Trevor Poile1,63947.1+1.7
Conservative Chris Woodward1,57745.3−0.6
Green Phyllis Leslie2637.6−1.1
Majority621.8
Turnout 3,47970.0+34.2
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Sherwood [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Ted Jolley1,34348.0−10.6
Liberal Democrats Timothy Woodman73726.3+0.5
Labour Timothy Rich45416.2+0.5
UKIP Christopher Hoare2639.4+9.4
Majority60621.7−11.1
Turnout 2,79758.3+29.4
Conservative hold Swing
Southborough and High Brooms [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Colin Bothwell1,51346.2+4.2
Labour Dianne Hill1,37542.0+5.8
UKIP Beverley Bradshaw38511.8+4.2
Majority1384.2−1.7
Turnout 3,27363.7+31.8
Conservative hold Swing
Southborough North [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Mike Rusbridge1,33559.0+4.5
Liberal Democrats Jacqueline Prance92741.0+1.3
Majority40818.0+3.2
Turnout 2,26271.8+27.9
Conservative hold Swing
Speldhurst and Bidborough [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Julia Soyke2,27266.0−7.6
Liberal Democrats Robert Baldock92126.8+8.7
UKIP Peter Fasey2497.2−1.1
Majority1,35139.3−16.2
Turnout 3,44274.8+34.4
Conservative hold Swing

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