Map showing the results of the 2021 Tunbridge Wells Borough Council election
Map showing the results of the 2021 Tunbridge Wells Borough Council election

The 2021 Tunbridge Wells Borough Council election took place on 6 May 2021 to elect one third of Tunbridge Wells Borough Council in England.[1]

Results summary

2021 Tunbridge Wells Borough Council election
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Conservative 9 Decrease 6 47.4 15 24 50.0 13,105 36.9 +8.3
  Liberal Democrats 7 Increase 4 36.8 6 13 27.1 9,524 26.8 -0.4
  Alliance 1 Increase 1 5.3 5 6 12.5 4,540 12.8 -4.9
  Labour 2 Increase 1 10.5 3 5 10.4 5,955 16.8 +4.7
  Green 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 2,269 6.4 +3.8
  UKIP 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 95 0.3 -4.2
  Reform UK 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 31 0.1 New

Ward results

Benenden and Cranbrook

Benenden and Cranbrook
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sean Holden 989 48.6 -3.8
Alliance Lee Hatcher 587 28.9 N/A
Liberal Democrats Thomas Gardner 152 7.5 -15.6
Labour James Groome 147 7.2 -2.1
Green John Hurst 128 6.3 N/A
Reform UK Toby Stripp 31 1.5 N/A
Majority 402 19.7
Turnout 2,039 38.7
Conservative hold Swing

Brenchley and Horsmonden

Brenchley and Horsmonden
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jane March 838 45.7 -20.3
Alliance James Spencer 490 26.7 N/A
Labour Kevin Kerrigan 233 12.7 -7.8
Green Louise Wilby 161 8.8 N/A
Liberal Democrats Alexis Bird 111 6.1 N/A
Majority 348 19.0
Turnout 1,843 44.4
Conservative hold Swing

Broadwater

Broadwater
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Christopher Hall 460 33.7 +21.6
Conservative Barbara Cobbold 419 30.7 -24.2
Green Adrian Thorne 361 26.4 N/A
Labour Marcus Chapman 94 6.9 -9.4
UKIP Alun Elder-Brown 31 2.3 -14.5
Majority 41 3.0
Turnout 1,369 41.9
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Capel

Capel
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Hugh Patterson 717 75.2 +37.2
Conservative Carol MacKonochie 187 19.6 -28.0
Green Christine Spicer 17 1.8 N/A
Labour Wendy Day 16 1.7 -3.3
UKIP Christopher Hoare 16 1.7 -7.7
Majority 530 55.6
Turnout 957 53.4
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Culverden

Culverden
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Justine Rutland 1,349 53.7 +40.5
Conservative Maryna Cole 829 33.0 -11.0
Labour Lucia Cligaris-Adams 333 13.3 -6.2
Majority 520 20.7
Turnout 2,533 41.0
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Goudhurst and Lamberhurst

Goudhurst and Lamberhurst
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance David Knight 641 40.0 N/A
Conservative Colin Noakes 613 38.2 -22.3
Labour Simon Fowler 133 8.3 -5.1
Green Geoffrey Mason 119 7.4 N/A
Liberal Democrats Quentin Rappoport 97 6.1 -5.8
Majority 28 1.8
Turnout 1,607 45.1
Alliance gain from Conservative Swing

Hawkhurst and Sandhurst

Hawkhurst and Sandhurst
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Beverley Palmer 1,100 58.2 +0.5
Alliance Ellen Neville 403 21.3 N/A
Labour Ana-Mari Draper 158 8.4 -2.7
Green Johanna Williamson 130 6.9 N/A
Liberal Democrats Brian Guinnessy 99 5.2 -4.5
Majority 697 36.9
Turnout 1,894 38.6
Conservative hold Swing

Paddock Wood West

Paddock Wood West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Hills 461 38.6
Labour Raymond Moon 369 30.9
Green Trevor Bisdee 304 25.5
Liberal Democrats James Cole 59 4.9
Majority 92 7.7
Turnout 1,202 40.6
Conservative hold Swing

Pantiles and St. Mark's

Pantiles and St. Mark's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Wendy Fitzsimmons 1,259 48.1 +35.8
Conservative Liam Randall 946 36.1 -19.4
Green Evelien Hurst-Buist 228 8.7 +1.6
Labour Jemima Blackmore 184 7.0 -6.6
Majority 313 12.0
Turnout 2,629 50.3
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Park

Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Victoria White 887 35.7 -15.1
Alliance Suzanne Wakeman 632 25.4 N/A
Liberal Democrats Anne Sillivan 414 16.7 -1.1
Labour Susan Pound 332 13.4 -5.3
Green Alasdair Fraser 219 8.8 N/A
Majority 255 10.3
Turnout 2,501 43.0
Conservative hold Swing

Pembury

Pembury
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul Roberts 907 46.2 -8.1
Alliance Angela Ward 675 34.4 N/A
Labour Paul Webster 208 10.6 -3.8
Liberal Democrats Yvonne Raptis 173 8.8 -1.9
Majority 232 11.8
Turnout 1,972 44.3
Conservative hold Swing

Rusthall

Rusthall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Katherine Britcher-Allan 572 35.7 +18.8
Conservative James Allen 455 28.4 -14.3
Liberal Democrats Angela Funnell 436 27.2 +17.2
Green Aimee Taylor 141 8.8 +1.0
Majority 117 7.3
Turnout 1,613 43.9
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Sherwood

Sherwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lance Goodship 960 50.7 +4.6
Labour Shadi Rogers 724 38.2 +19.8
Liberal Democrats Alan Bullion 211 11.1 +3.4
Majority 236 12.5
Turnout 1,920 38.5
Conservative hold Swing

Southborough and High Brooms

Southborough and High Brooms
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Dianne Hill 1,033 52.5 +0.2
Conservative Nasir Jamil 576 29.3 +3.8
Liberal Democrats Aqab Malik 162 8.2 +3.0
Green Anthony Hoskin 150 7.6 +2.0
UKIP Christine Marshall 48 2.4 -8.9
Majority 457 23.2
Turnout 1,994 36.1
Labour Co-op hold Swing

Speldhurst and Bidborough

Speldhurst and Bidborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Harry Allen 912 39.4 -30.3
Conservative David Stanyer 860 37.2 -32.5
Alliance Matthew Sankey 626 27.1 N/A
Alliance Anne Backshell 486 21.0 N/A
Green Clare Himmer 311 13.4 N/A
Liberal Democrats Jeremy Stirling 290 12.5 N/A
Liberal Democrats Martin Brice 246 10.6 N/A
Labour Millie Gray 176 7.6 -9.7
Labour Anne Musker 174 7.5 -9.8
Turnout 2,313 49.3
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

St. James

St. James
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Benjamin Chapelard 1,231 68.0 -3.2
Liberal Democrats Robert Wormington 920 50.8 -20.4
Conservative Thelma Huggett 295 16.3 +4.3
Conservative Alexander Lewis-Grey 285 15.7 +3.7
Labour Rosanagh Mockett 258 14.2 +4.3
Labour Alexander Klimanski 219 12.1 +2.2
Turnout 1,811 41.5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

St. John's

St. John's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Peter Lidstone 1,138 49.2 +5.9
Labour Michael Tapp 592 25.6 +11.6
Conservative Thomas Clowes-Pritchard 583 25.2 -4.3
Majority 546 23.6
Turnout 2,336 44.7
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

By-elections

Speldhurst & Bidborough

Spledhurst & Bidborough: 25 November 2021
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance Matthew Sankey 788 49.8 +22.7
Conservative Rowena Stanyer 730 46.1 +6.7
Labour Aleksander Klimanski 65 4.1 -3.5
Majority 58 3.7 N/A
Turnout 1,587 34.7
Alliance gain from Conservative Swing Increase8.0

References

  1. ^ "Declaration of Result of Poll" (PDF). tunbridgewells.gov.uk. Retrieved 20 August 2021.