2022 Tunbridge Wells Borough Council election
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Leader Ben Chapelard Thomas Dawlings Nicholas Pope
Party Liberal Democrats Conservative Alliance
Leader's seat St. James’ Benenden & Cranbrook Park
Last election 13 seats, 26.8% 24 seats, 36.9% 6 seats, 12.8%
Seats before 13 24 6
Seats won 6 2 5
Seats after 17 15 9
Seat change Increase 4 Decrease 9 Increase 3
Popular vote 6,379 9,150 6,134
Percentage 22.4% 32.1% 21.5%
Swing Decrease 4.4% pp Decrease 4.8% pp Increase 8.7% pp

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Leader Hugo Pound
Party Labour
Leader's seat Sherwood
Last election 5 seats, 16.8%
Seats before 5
Seats won 3
Seats after 7
Seat change Increase 2
Popular vote 5,573
Percentage 19.6%
Swing Increase 2.8% pp

Leader of the Council before election

Thomas Dawlings
Conservative

Leader of the Council after election

Ben Chapelard
Liberal Democrats

The 2022 Tunbridge Wells Borough Council election took place on 5 May 2022 to elect one third of Tunbridge Wells Borough Council in England.[1]

Results summary

2022 Tunbridge Wells Borough Council election
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Liberal Democrats 6 Increase 4 37.5 11 17 35.4 6,379 22.4 -4.4
  Conservative 2 Decrease 9 12.5 13 15 29.2 9,150 32.1 -4.8
  Alliance 5 Increase 3 31.3 4 9 20.8 6,134 21.5 +8.7
  Labour 3 Increase 2 18.8 4 7 14.6 5,573 19.6 +2.8
  Green 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 1,140 4.0 -2.4
  UKIP 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 103 0.4 +0.1
  Socialist (GB) 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 11 <0.1 New

Ward results

Benenden & Cranbrook

Benenden & Cranbrook
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Thomas Dawlings 766 43.1 -5.5
Alliance Lee Hatcher 675 38.0 +9.1
Labour Dariel Francis 174 9.8 +2.6
Green Julie Simpson 162 9.1 +2.8
Majority 91 5.1
Turnout 1,777 33.8
Conservative hold Swing Decrease7.3

Brenchley & Horsmonden

Brenchley & Horsmonden
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance Stephen Mcmillan 755 45.1 +18.4
Conservative Thomas Mobbs 556 33.2 -12.5
Labour Kevin Kerrigan 225 13.4 +0.7
Green Louise Wilby 139 8.3 -0.5
Majority 199 11.9
Turnout 1,675 40.5
Alliance gain from Conservative Swing Increase15.5

Broadwater

Broadwater
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jamie Johnson 429 34.1 +0.4
Green Adrian Thorne 376 29.9 +3.5
Conservative Christopher Woodward 296 23.5 -7.2
Labour Anne Musker 72 5.7 -1.2
Alliance Pennt Kift 68 5.4 N/A
UKIP Alun Elder-Brown 18 1.4 -0.9
Majority 53 4.2
Turnout 1,259 39.6
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing Decrease1.6

Culverden

Culverden
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Martin Brice 1,313 54.6 +0.9
Conservative David Scott 732 30.4 -2.6
Labour Stephen Burgess 276 11.5 -1.8
UKIP Victor Webb 85 3.5 N/A
Majority 581 24.2
Turnout 2,406 39.0
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing Increase1.8

Hawkhurst & Sandhurst

Hawkhurst & Sandhurst
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance Ellen Neville 868 48.1 +26.8
Conservative Patrick Thomson 746 41.4 -16.8
Labour Ana-Mari Draper 190 10.5 +2.1
Majority 122 6.7
Turnout 1,804
Alliance gain from Conservative Swing Increase21.8

Paddock Wood East

Paddock Wood East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance Suzie Wakeman 577 48.0 N/A
Conservative Sarah Hamilton 391 32.5 +1.1
Labour Derek Boyle 175 14.5 +2.5
Green Penelope Peerless 60 5.0 -3.9
Majority 186 15.5
Turnout 1,203
Alliance gain from Conservative Swing N/A

Paddock Wood West

Paddock Wood West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Raymond Moon 397 36.2 +5.3
Conservative Vivek Gautam 301 27.4 -11.2
Alliance Begnat Robichaud 217 19.8 N/A
Green Trevor Bisdee 133 12.1 -13.4
Liberal Democrats James Cole 50 4.6 -0.3
Majority 96 8.8
Turnout 1,098 36.9
Labour gain from Conservative Swing Increase8.3

Pantiles & St. Mark's

Pantiles & St. Mark's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Gavin Barrass 1,386 58.4 +10.3
Conservative Dogan Delman 715 30.1 -6.0
Green John Hurst 132 5.6 -3.1
Labour Lorna Blackmore 130 5.5 -1.5
Socialist (GB) Shannon Kennedy 11 0.5 N/A
Majority 671 28.3
Turnout 2,374 45.1
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing Increase8.2

Park

Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance Nicholas Pope 902 37.0 +11.6
Conservative Sedat Zorba 793 32.5 -3.2
Liberal Democrats Julia Luxford 437 17.9 +1.2
Labour Susan Pound 308 12.6 -0.8
Majority 109 4.5
Turnout 2,440 41.9
Alliance hold Swing Increase7.4

Pembury

Pembury
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul Barrington-King 808 46.1 -0.1
Alliance Angela Ward 750 42.8 +8.4
Labour Philip Wheeler 194 11.1 +0.5
Majority 58 3.3
Turnout 1,752 40.0
Conservative hold Swing Decrease4.3

Sherwood

Sherwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Shadi Rogers 930 53.4 +15.2
Conservative Robert Backhouse 813 46.6 -4.1
Majority 117 6.8
Turnout 1,743 30.9
Labour gain from Conservative Swing Increase9.7

Southborough & High Brooms

Southborough & High Brooms
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alain Lewis 1,033 60.3 +7.8
Conservative Nasir Jamil 436 25.5 -3.8
Liberal Democrats Yvonne Raptis 243 14.2 +6.0
Majority 597 34.8
Turnout 1,712 31.3
Labour hold Swing Increase5.8

Southborough North

Southborough North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Brendon Le Page 630 43.8 -8.4
Conservative Joseph Simmons 604 42.0 +10.5
Labour John Francis 203 14.1 +3.8
Majority 26 1.8
Turnout 1,437 43.8
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing Decrease9.5

Speldhurst & Bidborough

Speldhurst & Bidborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance Matthew Sankey 1,322 64.6 +37.6
Conservative Clive Allen 579 28.3 -11.1
Labour Millie Gray 146 7.1 -0.5
Majority 743 36.3
Turnout 2,047 44.6
Alliance hold Swing Increase24.4

St. James'

St. James'
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Robert Wormington 984 62.8 -6.2
Conservative Nicola King 229 14.6 -1.9
Labour Alan Bullion 217 13.8 -0.7
Green Alasdair Fraser 138 8.8 N/A
Majority 755 48.2
Turnout 1,568 35.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing Decrease2.2

St. John's

St. John's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Mark Ellis 907 41.3 -7.9
Labour Michael Tapp 903 41.1 +15.5
Conservative Thelma Huggett 385 17.5 -7.7
Majority 4 0.2
Turnout 2,195 42.5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing Decrease11.7

References

  1. ^ "Borough Election, May 2022 - Thursday, 5th May, 2022". Tunbidge Wells Borough Council. Retrieved 9 May 2022.