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Southborough North by-election, 2015

Conservative hold

A by-election was held for the Southborough North ward of Tunbridge Wells Borough Council on 10 September 2015 following the death of Conservative Cllr Mike Rusbridge, elected in 2014.

Joe Simmons held the seat for the Conservatives, and will be up for election again in 2018.

Result

Conservative
43.7%
Liberal Democrats
39.3%
UKIP
17.0%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Conservative Joe Simmons 483 43.7% -14.0%
Liberal Democrats Trevor Poile 434 39.3% +24.0%
UKIP William O'Shea 188 17.0% +6.0%
Turnout: 34.3% (-37.8%) - Majority: 49 (4.4%) - Swing: 19.0% Con to LD


2015 Result (1 of 2 seats)

Conservative
57.7%
Labour
16.0%
Liberal Democrats
15.3%
UKIP
11.0%

Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative David Elliott 1,343 57.7%
Labour Nicholas Blackwell 372 16.0%
Liberal Democrats Jo Wright 357 15.3%
UKIP Mark Nicholson 256 11.0%
Turnout: 72.1% - Majority: 971 (41.7%)


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