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Penshurst, Fordcombe and Chiddingstone by-election, 2017

Conservative hold

A by-election was held for the Penshurst, Fordcombe and Chiddingstone ward of Sevenoaks District Council on 3 August 2017 following the death of Conservative Cllr Paddy Cooke.

Susan Mary Coleman held the seat for the Conservatives.

Result

Conservative
58.8%
Liberal Democrats
34.0%
Labour
7.2%

PartyCandidate Votes%Change
ConservativeSusan Mary Coleman 43858.8%+5.5%
Liberal DemocratsRichard Giles Streatfeild 25334.0%+0.2%
LabourAnnette Webb 547.2%n/a
Turnout: 37.3% (-38.1%)   -   Valid votes: 745   -   Invalid votes: 2
Majority: 185 (24.8%)   -   Swing: 2.7% LD to Con


2015 Result

Conservative
53.3%
Liberal Democrats
33.8%
Green
12.9%

PartyCandidate Votes%
ConservativePaddy Cooke 79053.3%
Liberal DemocratsRichard Streatfeild 50133.8%
GreenJoy Rosendale 19112.9%
Turnout: 75.4%   -   Valid votes: 1,482   -   Invalid votes: 23
Majority: 289 (19.5%)


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