2019 Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council election

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All 54 seats on Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council
28 seats are needed for a majority
Turnout33.66%[a]
  Majority party Minority party
 
Leader Nicolas Heslop Anita Oakley
Party Conservative Liberal Democrats
Leader's seat Cage Green Larkfield South
Last election 48 4
Seats before 48 4
Seats won 39 9
Seat change Decrease9 Increase5
Popular vote 13,976 7,382
Percentage 40.93% 21.62%

Leader before election

Nicolas Heslop
Conservative

Elected Leader

Nicolas Heslop
Conservative

An election was held on 2 May 2019 to elect all 54 members of Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council. Parish council elections were held on the same day.

The Conservatives retained control of the council despite losing seats.

Results

Summary

Party Candi-
dates
Votes[b] % Seats +/–
Conservative Party 54 13,976 40.93% 39 Decrease9
Liberal Democrats 27 7,382 21.62% 9 Increase5
Independent Alliance (Kent) 4 2,418 7.08% 3 Increase3
Green Party 14 4,576 13.40% 2 Increase2
Labour Party 22 2,976 8.71% 1 Increase1
Independent 6 1,885 5.52% 0 Decrease2
UK Independence Party 4 937 2.74% 0
Total 131 34,150 100.00% 54
Valid Ballot Papers 31,130 98.63%
Rejected Ballot Papers 431 1.37%
Ballot Papers Issued 31,561 33.66%
Registered Electors[a] 93,751

Ward

Aylesford North and Walderslade Ward[1]
(Three seats)
Candidate Party Votes %
(Total)
%
(Valid)
Michael Christopher Base Conservative Party 1,048 25.19% 67.31%
Des Keers Conservative Party 1,046 25.14% 67.18%
Andrew Mark Stephen Kennedy Conservative Party 980 23.55% 62.94%
Liz Simpson Liberal Democrats 295 7.09% 18.95%
Thomas Richard Shelley Labour Party 287 6.90% 18.43%
Rizwana Shelley Labour Party 286 6.87% 18.37%
Shakiba Maryam Shelley Labour Party 219 5.26% 14.07%
Total 4,161 100.00%
Valid Ballot Papers 1,557 97.07%
Rejected Ballot Papers 47 2.93%
Ballot Papers Issued 1,604 31.07%
Registered Electors 5,162
Aylesford South Ward[2]
(Two seats)
Candidate Party Votes %
(Total)
%
(Valid)
Steve Hammond Conservative Party 637 38.08% 71.17%
Colin John Williams Conservative Party 628 37.54% 70.17%
Julia Susan Taylor Labour Party 226 13.51% 25.25%
Toni Lesley Beadle Labour Party 182 10.88% 20.34%
Total 1,673 100.00%
Valid Ballot Papers 895 95.72%
Rejected Ballot Papers 40 4.28%
Ballot Papers Issued 935 24.35%
Registered Electors 3,840
Borough Green and Long Mill Ward[3]
(Three seats)
Candidate Party Votes %
(Total)
%
(Valid)
Tim Shaw Independent Alliance (Kent) 1,850 27.29% 76.41%
Mike Taylor Independent Alliance (Kent) 1,751 25.83% 72.33%
Wendy Elizabeth Palmer Independent Alliance (Kent) 1,637 24.14% 67.62%
Harry Rayner Conservative Party 575 8.48% 23.75%
Bartosz Marek Wlodarczyk Conservative Party 490 7.23% 20.24%
Matthew Christopher Botten Conservative Party 477 7.04% 19.70%
Total 6,780 100.00%
Valid Ballot Papers 2,421 98.78%
Rejected Ballot Papers 30 1.22%
Ballot Papers Issued 2,451 42.81%
Registered Electors 5,725
Burham and Wouldham Ward[4]
(Two seats)
Candidate Party Votes %
(Total)
%
(Valid)
Dave Davis Conservative Party 470 33.94% 62.92%
Roger William Dalton Conservative Party 464 33.50% 62.11%
Steve Beadle Labour Party 237 17.11% 31.73%
Lola Oyewusi Labour Party 214 15.45% 28.65%
Total 1,385 100.00%
Valid Ballot Papers 747 94.08%
Rejected Ballot Papers 47 5.92%
Ballot Papers Issued 794 33.63%
Registered Electors 2,361
Cage Green Ward[5]
(Two seats)
Candidate Party Votes %
(Total)
%
(Valid)
Nicolas John Heslop Conservative Party 732 29.62% 57.23%
Mark Osmond Davis Conservative Party 726 29.38% 56.76%
Denis William Buckley Green Party 352 14.24% 27.52%
Frances Mary Long Green Party 325 13.15% 25.41%
Michelle Wallington Liberal Democrats 172 6.96% 13.45%
Rob Shergold Liberal Democrats 164 6.64% 12.82%
Total 2,471 100.00%
Valid Ballot Papers 1,279 98.01%
Rejected Ballot Papers 26 1.99%
Ballot Papers Issued 1,305 36.54%
Registered Electors 3,571
Castle Ward[6]
(Two seats)
Candidate Party Votes %
(Total)
%
(Valid)
Karen King Conservative Party 640 25.73% 48.01%
Vivian Mary Chimmo Branson Conservative Party 623 25.05% 46.74%
Robert Adam Songer Liberal Democrats 342 13.75% 25.66%
Paul Andrew Stepto Green Party 338 13.59% 25.36%
John Patrick Watson-Reynolds Green Party 323 12.99% 24.23%
Mary Geraldine Ann Arigho Labour Party 129 5.19% 9.68%
Julian Thomas Wilson Labour Party 92 3.70% 6.90%
Total 2,487 100.00%
Valid Ballot Papers 1,333 98.74%
Rejected Ballot Papers 17 1.26%
Ballot Papers Issued 1,350 38.29%
Registered Electors 3,526
Ditton Ward[7]
(Two seats)
Candidate Party Votes %
(Total)
%
(Valid)
David John Cooper Conservative Party 530 29.31% 52.37%
Robert Ireland Blackburne Cannon Conservative Party 510 28.21% 50.40%
Darren Kent Nicholls Liberal Democrats 355 19.63% 35.08%
Yan Leon Malinowski Liberal Democrats 242 13.38% 23.91%
Julia Heather Jenner Labour Party 171 9.46% 16.90%
Total 1,808 100.00%
Valid Ballot Papers 1,012 96.93%
Rejected Ballot Papers 32 3.07%
Ballot Papers Issued 1,044 27.14%
Registered Electors 3,847
Downs and Mereworth Ward[8]
(Two seats)
Candidate Party
Frances Ann Kemp Conservative Party
Piers Justin Montague Conservative Party
East Malling Ward[9]
(Two seats)
Candidate Party Votes %
(Total)
%
(Valid)
Roger Vincent Roud Liberal Democrats 1,017 39.27% 75.78%
Michelle Tatton Liberal Democrats 1,016 39.23% 75.71%
Dan Markham Conservative Party 249 9.61% 18.55%
Fiona Jane Markham Conservative Party 235 9.07% 17.51%
Kathleen Maria Garlick Labour Party 73 2.82% 5.44%
Total 2,590 100.00%
Valid Ballot Papers 1,342 99.11%
Rejected Ballot Papers 12 0.89%
Ballot Papers Issued 1,354 35.47%
Registered Electors 3,817
Hadlow and East Peckham Ward[10]
(Three seats)
Candidate Party Votes %
(Total)
%
(Valid)
Janet Lynne Sergison Conservative Party 1,144 24.16% 60.27%
Jill Ann Anderson Conservative Party 1,102 23.27% 58.06%
Howard Seymour Rogers Conservative Party 986 20.82% 51.95%
Stephen Greville Jackson Green Party 604 12.76% 31.82%
Jordan Patrick Mahoney Liberal Democrats 487 10.29% 25.66%
Alan John Willock UK Independence Party 412 8.70% 21.71%
Total 4,735 100.00%
Valid Ballot Papers 1,898 99.53%
Rejected Ballot Papers 9 0.47%
Ballot Papers Issued 1,907 34.47%
Registered Electors 5,532
Higham Ward[11]
(Two seats)
Candidate Party Votes %
(Total)
%
(Valid)
Dennis William King Conservative Party 785 33.62% 58.85%
Frixos Glafcos Tombolis Conservative Party 608 26.04% 45.58%
Charlotte Louise Stockdale Green Party 476 20.39% 35.68%
Yvonne Jane Brightmore Liberal Democrats 279 11.95% 20.91%
Douglas John Ramsay Labour Party 187 8.01% 14.02%
Total 2,335 100.00%
Valid Ballot Papers 1,334 99.26%
Rejected Ballot Papers 10 0.74%
Ballot Papers Issued 1,344 36.71%
Registered Electors 3,661
Hildenborough Ward[12]
(Two seats)
Candidate Party Votes %
(Total)
%
(Valid)
Mark Russell Rhodes Conservative Party 788 28.35% 52.99%
Nick Foyle Conservative Party 692 24.89% 46.54%
Richard Paul Mountford Green Party 336 12.09% 22.60%
Peter Tudor Cooke Green Party 247 8.88% 16.61%
Helen Rosamund Scott Liberal Democrats 223 8.02% 15.00%
Chris Scott Liberal Democrats 194 6.98% 13.05%
Adrian Geoffrey Gilbert UK Independence Party 174 6.26% 11.70%
Patricia Townend Labour Party 126 4.53% 8.47%
Total 2,780 100.00%
Valid Ballot Papers 1,487 99.60%
Rejected Ballot Papers 6 0.40%
Ballot Papers Issued 1,493 39.86%
Registered Electors 3,746
Judd Ward[13]
(Two seats)
Candidate Party Votes %
(Total)
%
(Valid)
Mark Anthony James Hood Green Party 1,512 40.29% 77.14%
April Elizabeth Clark Green Party 1,477 39.36% 75.36%
David John Cure Conservative Party 348 9.27% 17.76%
Tony Lambeth Conservative Party 272 7.25% 13.88%
Colin Richard Bullen UK Independence Party 144 3.84% 7.35%
Total 3,753 100.00%
Valid Ballot Papers 1,960 99.85%
Rejected Ballot Papers 3 0.15%
Ballot Papers Issued 1,963 50.89%
Registered Electors 3,857
Kings Hill Ward[14]
(Three seats)
Candidate Party Votes %
(Total)
%
(Valid)
Christopher Brown Conservative Party 887 21.81% 54.65%
Millie Langridge Conservative Party 770 18.93% 47.44%
Kim Bonita Tanner Conservative Party 672 16.52% 41.40%
Sarah Muriel Barker Independent 651 16.01% 40.11%
David Leonard Waller Independent 474 11.65% 29.21%
Suzanne Elizabeth Burdon Liberal Democrats 344 8.46% 21.20%
Andrew Peter Russel Liberal Democrats 269 6.61% 16.57%
Total 4,067 100.00%
Valid Ballot Papers 1,623 99.39%
Rejected Ballot Papers 10 0.61%
Ballot Papers Issued 1,633 25.77%
Registered Electors 6,336
Larkfield North Ward[15]
(Two seats)
Candidate Party Votes %
(Total)
%
(Valid)
Trudy Dean Liberal Democrats 839 37.90% 72.20%
David Thornewell Liberal Democrats 788 35.59% 67.81%
Dougie Dick Conservative Party 307 13.87% 26.42%
Mike Parry-Waller Conservative Party 280 12.65% 24.10%
Total 2,214 100.00%
Valid Ballot Papers 1,162 98.39%
Rejected Ballot Papers 19 1.61%
Ballot Papers Issued 1,181 33.23%
Registered Electors 3,557
Larkfield South Ward[16]
(Two seats)
Candidate Party Votes %
(Total)
%
(Valid)
Anita Sandra Oakley Liberal Democrats 791 41.37% 78.47%
Timothy Bishop Liberal Democrats 736 38.49% 73.02%
Tracy Ann Hildrew Conservative Party 221 11.56% 21.92%
Chris Winn Conservative Party 164 8.58% 16.27%
Total 1,912 100.00%
Valid Ballot Papers 1,008 98.63%
Rejected Ballot Papers 14 1.37%
Ballot Papers Issued 1,022 29.96%
Registered Electors 3,411
Medway Ward[17]
(Three seats)
Candidate Party Votes %
(Total)
%
(Valid)
Matt Boughton Conservative Party 725 15.82% 44.05%
Jon Botten Conservative Party 697 15.21% 42.35%
James Roger Starling Lark Conservative Party 624 13.62% 37.91%
Clive John Gray Green Party 528 11.52% 32.08%
Ralph Martin Ruge Green Party 418 9.12% 25.39%
Edward Simon Partington Green Party 370 8.08% 22.48%
Jane Lloyd Liberal Democrats 333 7.27% 20.23%
Euan Alexander Munro Liberal Democrats 281 6.13% 17.07%
Sacha Marten Labour Party 210 4.58% 12.76%
Colin Robert Tarver Hussey UK Independence Party 207 4.52% 12.58%
Zephanie Ruby Elsie Marten Labour Party 189 4.12% 11.48%
Total 4,582 100.00%
Valid Ballot Papers 1,646 99.64%
Rejected Ballot Papers 6 0.36%
Ballot Papers Issued 1,652 30.96%
Registered Electors 5,336
Snodland East and Ham Hill Ward[18]
(Two seats)
Candidate Party Votes %
(Total)
%
(Valid)
Sue Bell Conservative Party 413 31.34% 53.43%
Ruth Freda Lettington Conservative Party 373 28.30% 48.25%
Wayne John Mallard Labour Party 312 23.67% 40.36%
Jane Catherine Ayers Liberal Democrats 220 16.69% 28.46%
Total 1,318 100.00%
Valid Ballot Papers 773 98.47%
Rejected Ballot Papers 12 1.53%
Ballot Papers Issued 785 21.67%
Registered Electors 3,622
Snodland West and Holborough Lakes Ward[19]
(Three seats)
Candidate Party Votes %
(Total)
%
(Valid)
Paul Michael Hickmott Labour Party 640 18.54% 52.12%
Alan Peter John Keeley Conservative Party 614 17.79% 50.00%
David Lettington Conservative Party 602 17.44% 49.02%
Ian Lee Butterfield Conservative Party 571 16.54% 46.50%
Susan Lesley Shaw Labour Party 528 15.30% 43.00%
Lea Angeline West Labour Party 497 14.40% 40.47%
Total 3,452 100.00%
Valid Ballot Papers 1,228 97.46%
Rejected Ballot Papers 32 2.54%
Ballot Papers Issued 1,260 26.45%
Registered Electors 4,767
Trench Ward[20]
(Two seats)
Candidate Party Votes %
(Total)
%
(Valid)
Pam Bates Conservative Party 464 26.30% 45.40%
Georgina Elizabeth Thomas Conservative Party 460 26.08% 45.01%
Stacey Dean Pilgrim Independent 366 20.75% 35.81%
Carl Anthony Marten Labour Party 240 13.61% 23.48%
Simon Richardson Labour Party 234 13.27% 22.90%
Total 1,764 100.00%
Valid Ballot Papers 1,022 98.65%
Rejected Ballot Papers 14 1.35%
Ballot Papers Issued 1,036 28.90%
Registered Electors 3,585
Vauxhall Ward[21]
(Two seats)
Candidate Party Votes %
(Total)
%
(Valid)
Frances Annabel Hoskins Liberal Democrats 858 33.15% 64.90%
Garry Christopher Bridge Liberal Democrats 759 29.33% 57.41%
Maria Frances Heslop Conservative Party 526 20.32% 39.79%
Carl Michael Lewis Conservative Party 445 17.19% 33.66%
Total 2,588 100.00%
Valid Ballot Papers 1,322 97.49%
Rejected Ballot Papers 34 2.51%
Ballot Papers Issued 1,356 35.40%
Registered Electors 3,831
Wateringbury Ward[22]
(One seat)
Candidate Party Votes %
Sarah Anne Hudson Conservative Party 325 48.65%
Mark James Burrows Independent 255 38.17%
Siobhan Catherine Sharp Liberal Democrats 88 13.17%
Total 668 100.00%
Rejected Ballot Papers 6 0.89%
Ballot Papers Issued 674 41.76%
Registered Electors 1,614
West Malling and Leybourne Ward[23]
(Three seats)
Candidate Party Votes %
(Total)
%
(Valid)
Brian John Luker Conservative Party 833 15.30% 40.03%
Lee O'Toole Conservative Party 743 13.65% 35.70%
Nick Stapleton Liberal Democrats 739 13.58% 35.51%
Zeenara Najam Conservative Party 715 13.14% 34.36%
Nicholas Alasdair Laurence Taplin Liberal Democrats 661 12.14% 31.76%
Bob Ulph Independent 613 11.26% 29.46%
Bill Banks Liberal Democrats 608 11.17% 29.22%
Neil Christopher Harrison Independent 393 7.22% 18.89%
John Alexander Hobson Labour Party 138 2.54% 6.63%
Total 5,443 100.00%
Valid Ballot Papers 2,081 100.00%
Rejected Ballot Papers 0 0.00%
Ballot Papers Issued 2,081 37.18%
Registered Electors 5,597
Wrotham, Ightham and Stansted Ward[24]
(Two seats)
Candidate Party Votes %
(Total)
%
(Valid)
Robin Patrick Betts Conservative Party 715 30.65% 53.68%
Martin Andrew Coffin Conservative Party 620 26.58% 46.55%
Scott Michael Millener Independent Alliance (Kent) 568 24.35% 42.64%
Laura Roberts Green Party 430 18.43% 32.28%
Total 2,333 100.00%
Valid Ballot Papers 1,332 99.63%
Rejected Ballot Papers 5 0.37%
Ballot Papers Issued 1,337 38.75%
Registered Electors 3,450

Notes

  1. ^ a b Excludes uncontested ward (Downs and Mereworth).
  2. ^ Based on highest placed candidate for each party in each ward.

References

  1. ^ "Election results for Aylesford North and Walderslade : Borough Council Election - Thursday, 2nd May, 2019". West Malling, U.K.: Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Election results for Aylesford South : Borough Council Election - Thursday, 2nd May, 2019". West Malling, U.K.: Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Election results for Borough Green and Long Mill : Borough Council Election - Thursday, 2nd May, 2019". West Malling, U.K.: Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Election results for Burham and Wouldham : Borough Council Election - Thursday, 2nd May, 2019". West Malling, U.K.: Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Election results for Cage Green : Borough Council Election - Thursday, 2nd May, 2019". West Malling, U.K.: Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  6. ^ "Election results for Castle : Borough Council Election - Thursday, 2nd May, 2019". West Malling, U.K.: Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  7. ^ "Election results for Ditton : Borough Council Election - Thursday, 2nd May, 2019". West Malling, U.K.: Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  8. ^ "Election results for Downs and Mereworth : Borough Council Election - Thursday, 2nd May, 2019". West Malling, U.K.: Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  9. ^ "Election results for East Malling : Borough Council Election - Thursday, 2nd May, 2019". West Malling, U.K.: Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  10. ^ "Election results for Hadlow and East Peckham : Borough Council Election - Thursday, 2nd May, 2019". West Malling, U.K.: Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  11. ^ "Election results for Higham : Borough Council Election - Thursday, 2nd May, 2019". West Malling, U.K.: Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  12. ^ "Election results for Hildenborough : Borough Council Election - Thursday, 2nd May, 2019". West Malling, U.K.: Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  13. ^ "Election results for Judd : Borough Council Election - Thursday, 2nd May, 2019". West Malling, U.K.: Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  14. ^ "Election results for Kings Hill : Borough Council Election - Thursday, 2nd May, 2019". West Malling, U.K.: Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  15. ^ "Election results for Larkfield North : Borough Council Election - Thursday, 2nd May, 2019". West Malling, U.K.: Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  16. ^ "Election results for Larkfield South : Borough Council Election - Thursday, 2nd May, 2019". West Malling, U.K.: Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  17. ^ "Election results for Medway : Borough Council Election - Thursday, 2nd May, 2019". West Malling, U.K.: Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  18. ^ "Election results for Snodland East and Ham Hill : Borough Council Election - Thursday, 2nd May, 2019". West Malling, U.K.: Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  19. ^ "Election results for Snodland West and Holborough Lakes : Borough Council Election - Thursday, 2nd May, 2019". West Malling, U.K.: Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  20. ^ "Election results for Trench : Borough Council Election - Thursday, 2nd May, 2019". West Malling, U.K.: Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  21. ^ "Election results for Vauxhall : Borough Council Election - Thursday, 2nd May, 2019". West Malling, U.K.: Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  22. ^ "Election results for Wateringbury : Borough Council Election - Thursday, 2nd May, 2019". West Malling, U.K.: Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  23. ^ "Election results for West Malling and Leybourne : Borough Council Election - Thursday, 2nd May, 2019". West Malling, U.K.: Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  24. ^ "Election results for Wrotham, Ightham and Stansted : Borough Council Election - Thursday, 2nd May, 2019". West Malling, U.K.: Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council. Retrieved 6 May 2019.