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Tunbridge Wells East, 2012

A by-election was held for the Tunbridge Wells East division of Kent County Council on 14 June 2012 following the resignation of Conservative Cllr Kevin Lynes.

James Tansley held the seat for the Conservatives.

Result
Vote Share
Conservative
32.3%
Lib Dems
28.2%
UKIP
27.6%
Labour
8.9%
Green
3.0%

Party Candidate Votes Vote % Change
Conservative James Tansley 1,171 32.3% -17.0%
Lib Dems David Neve 1,022 28.2% -3.6%
UKIP Christopher Hoare 1,000 27.6% +15.4%
Labour Ian Carvell 321 8.9% +2.2%
Green Hazel Dawe 109 3.0% +3.0%


2009 Result
Vote Share
Conservative
49.3%
Lib Dems
31.8%
UKIP
12.2%
Labour
6.7%

Party Candidate Votes Vote Share
Conservative Kevin Lynes 2,372 49.3%
Lib Dems David Neve 1,532 31.8%
UKIP Eileen Gayler 585 12.2%
Labour Tim Rich 324 6.7%


News
"Tories fear repeat of UKIP battering", Kent and Sussex Courier, 1 June
"Tory turmoil in Tunbridge Wells?", Kent Community Activist (blog), 1 June
"Close contest in Tunbridge Wells East?", Kent Community Activist (blog), 28 May
"Hazel Dawe to contest Tunbridge Wells East by-election", Stuart Jeffery (blog), 20 May
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