Published: 00:00, 23 May 2014 |
Updated: 16:23, 23 May 2014
Tunbridge Wells Borough Council's Conservative dominance has grown following the local elections.
Sixteen wards were contested, six of which fall in the Weald area.
Following the count this morning, 14 now belong to the Conservatives, one to Labour and another to the Lib Dems.
Two Lib Dem wards changed hands, with Conservative candidates picking up the seats.
Nasir Jamil won St John's ward from Lib Dem Trevor Toile and Tom Dawlings took Francis Rook's seat in Benenden and Cranbrook
Conservative Catherine Mayhew has retained her Park seat while Lib Dem David Neve keeps St James.
Conservative Paddock Wood cllrs Bill Hills and Elizabeth Thomas also retained theirs.
Tory cllr Mike Rusbridge held his Southborough seat, Nathan Gray kept Hawkhurst and Sandhurst while Bob Backhouse kept his Sherwood seat.
Conservative cllr James Scholes retained Pantiles and St Mark's.
Julia Soyke held Speldhurst and Bidborough, as did Chris Woodward in Broadwater.
Labour's Graham John Munn won his seat in Southborough and High Brooms by a narrow margin of just three votes.
Newcomer Don Sloan has taken Culverden, which was already a Conservative ward.
Forty per cent of the electorate turned out to vote in the elections.
Benenden & Cranbrook Tom Dawlings Conservative
Brenchley & Horsmonden Councillor Alan McDermott Conservative
Broadwater Councillor Chris Woodward Conservative
Culverden Don Sloan Conservative
Hawkhurst & Sandhurst Nathan Derek Roger Gray Conservative
Paddock Wood (East) Councillor Bill Hills Conservative
Paddock Wood (West) Councillor Mrs Elizabeth Thomas Conservative
Pantiles & St Mark’s Councillor James Scholes Conservative
Park Councillor Mrs Catherine Mayhew Conservative
Pembury Councillor Paul Barrington-King Conservative
Sherwood Councillor Bob Backhouse Conservative
Southborough & High Brooms Graham John Munn Labour
Southborough North Councillor Mike Rusbridge Conservative
Speldhurst & Bidborough Councillor Mrs Julia Soyke Conservative
St James’ Councillor David Neve Liberal Democrats
St John’s Nasir Jamil Conservative
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