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Trench by-election, 2016

Conservative hold

A by-election was held for the Trench ward of Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council on 8 December 2016 following the death of Conservative Cllr Jean Atkinson.

Georgina Thomas held the seat for the Conservatives.

Result

Conservative
61.2%
Labour
20.7%
UKIP
18.1%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Conservative Georgina Thomas 603 61.2% +17.4%
Labour Fred Long 204 20.7% +1.1%
UKIP David Allen 178 18.1% -0.3%
Turnout: 27.3% (-37.2%) - Majority: 399 (40.5%) - Swing: 8.2% Lab to Con


2015 Result (2 seats)

Conservative
43.8%
Labour
19.6%
UKIP
18.4%
Green
9.5%
Liberal Democrats
8.7%

Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Jean Atkinson 1,111 43.8%
Conservative Pam Bates 1,009
Labour Mary Arigho 497 19.6%
UKIP Aemon Regas 468 18.4%
Labour Paul Drury 451
Green Liz Newton 240 9.5%
Liberal Democrats Yvonne Brightmore 222 8.7%
Turnout: 64.5% - Majority: 512 (20.2%)


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