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]

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Political control

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

YearsParty in control
1974–95 Conservative
1995–03 NOC (Lib Dem/Lab)
2003–present Conservative

Council elections

The elections scheduled to take place in 1990 were cancelled due to the council's decision to move to all-out elections in 1991 on new boundaries. [8]

By-election results

1995–99

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

East Peckham Ward By-Election 24 July 1997 [9]
CandidatePartyVotes%±%
 Stephen John Cresswell Liberal Democrats 35741.75%−18.9%
 Keith Stephen Chantler Conservative Party 33739.42%+4.8%
 John Edward Howard Labour Party 16118.83%+18.8%
Total855100.00%
Rejected Ballot Papers
Ballot Papers Issued
Registered Electors
Turnout33.5%
  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 [10]
CandidatePartyVotes%±%
 Nicolas John Heslop Conservative Party 82758.28%+13.2%
  Labour Party 36825.93%−14.5%
  Liberal Democrats 22415.79%+1.2%
Total1,419100.00%
Rejected Ballot Papers
Ballot Papers Issued
Registered Electors
Turnout44%
  Conservative hold

1999–03

Wrotham Ward By-Election 4 May 2000 [11]
CandidatePartyVotes%±%
 Cordelia Emma Julia McCartney Conservative Party 39660.46%+14.4%
  Liberal Democrats 25939.54%+39.5%
Total655100.00%
Rejected Ballot Papers
Ballot Papers Issued
Registered Electors
Turnout45.1%
  Conservative hold
Snodland East Ward By-Election 31 January 2002 [12]
CandidatePartyVotes%±%
 Jeremy Hayes Labour Party 49358.48%+8.4%
  Conservative Party 35041.52%+16.4%
Total843100.00%
Rejected Ballot Papers
Ballot Papers Issued
Registered Electors
Turnout27.8%
  Labour hold

2003–07

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 [13] [14]
CandidatePartyVotes%±%
 David Anthony Stuart Davis Conservative Party 66058.56%+13.8%
 Linda O’Halloran Liberal Democrats 31227.68%−16.7%
 Joy Wharton Labour Party 15513.75%+3.0%
Total1,127100.00%
Rejected Ballot Papers
Ballot Papers Issued
Registered Electors
Turnout35%
  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 [15] [16]
CandidatePartyVotes%±%
 Frederick Rodney Dodds Chartres Conservative Party 35253.91%−20.6%
 Rebecca Jane Hunt Liberal Democrats 30146.09%+20.6%
Total653100.00%
Rejected Ballot Papers
Ballot Papers Issued
Registered Electors
Turnout42.46%
  Conservative hold

2007–11

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

2011–15

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 [17] [18]
CandidatePartyVotes%±%
 Sophie Olivia Shrubsole Conservative Party 76948.33%−3.5%
 Yvonne Mary Smyth Liberal Democrats 47229.67%+9.1%
 Peter Graham Stevens UK Independence Party 1277.98%−4.5%
 Kathleen Maria Garlick Labour Party 1237.73%−7.4%
 Michael Philip Walters English Democrats 573.58%+3.6%
 Howard Porter Green Party 432.70%+2.7%
Total1,591100.00%
Rejected Ballot Papers1
Ballot Papers Issued1,592
Registered Electors4,572
Turnout34.82%
  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 [19]
CandidatePartyVotes%±%
 Mike Taylor Independent 69238.85+19.2
 Stuart Keith Murray Conservative Party 58833.02−5.2
 David Leonard Waller UK Independence Party 34919.60+19.6
 Victoria Hayman Labour Party 844.72−3.4
 Howard Porter Green Party 683.82+3.8
Total1,781100.00%
Rejected Ballot Papers2
Ballot Papers Issued1,783
Registered Electors5,486
Turnout32.50%
  Independent gain

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