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Tunbridge Wells Borough Council elections will begin today

After Greg Clark was elected as MP for Tunbridge Wells, another landslide victory for Conservatives came at the Tunbridge Wells borough council election.

There were 17 council seats up for grabs – 35% of its places - and all of them are now blue.

Labour, Lib Dems and Ukip candidates were angling for seats in the borough but failed to make any headway.

The vote will be taken at The Phoenix Centre on Thursday, October 6. Stock picture.
The vote will be taken at The Phoenix Centre on Thursday, October 6. Stock picture.

Ukip's campaign was big in the area, with 16 candidates standing.

Residents living in the 16 wards where there is an election received a second ballot slip when they visited their polling station, to select who they want to represent their interests at the council.

Ballot boxes at a count. Stock image
Ballot boxes at a count. Stock image

After the election there will be 48 councillors across a total of 20 wards.

Cllr David Jukes, a Conservative representative for Speldhurst and Bidborough, held on to his seat.

In last year’s election 46% of voters ticked Conservative on the ballot slip. Ukip took 23% with 14% going to Lib Dems and 13% to Labour.

The count began at around 1pm - see the results as they come in below.

Benenden and Cranbrook: Dr Linda HallCons 1859 (elected) Lib Dem 874, Ukip 624, Lab 337

Culverden: Alex Lewis-Grey Cons 1903 (elected), Lib Dem 566, Lab 653, Ukip 419, Green 418

Frittenden and Sissinghurst: James Hannam Cons 554, Independent 349, Ukip 124 Lib Dem 107, Lab 81

Goudhurst and Lamberhurst: Edmund Hastie Cons 1621 (elected) Ukip 338, Lab 300, Lib Dem 283

Hawkhurst and Sandhurst: Hamilton BlandCons 1925 (elected) Ukip 587, Lib Dem 356, Lab 342

Paddock Wood East: Sarah Hamilton Cons 1,126 (elected), Ukip 524, Lab 260, Lib Dem 173

Paddock Wood West: Claire Stewart Cons 1024 (elected) Lab 420, Ukip 419, Lib Dem 144

Pantiles and St Mark’s: Lawrence HeasmanCons 2079, Lib Dem 460, Lab 423, Green 352, Ukip 324

Park: Tracy MooreCons 2126, Lib Dem 689, Lab 621, Ukip 466

Pembury: Sue Nuttall Cons 1678, Ukip 771, Lab 439, Lib Dem 351

Rusthall: Thelma Huggett (Con) 874, Joy Podbury (Con) 804 elected, Labour 593, Ukip 463 and 430, Labour 420, Green 397, Lib Dem 356 and 326.

Sherwood: Lynne Weatherly Cons 1323, Ukip 639, Lab 511, Lib Dem 253

Southborough and High Brooms: Zulhash UddinCons 1289, Labour 1235, Ukip 536, Lib Dem 325

Southborough North: David Elliott Cons 1343, Lab 372, Lib Dem 356, Ukip 256

Speldhurst and Bidborough: David Jukes Cons 2289, Lib Dem 491, Ukip 446, Lab 366

St John's Peter Oakford Cons, 1478, Lib Dem 890. Lab 503, Ukip 389, Green 349

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