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West Malling and Leybourne, 2012

A by-election was held for the West Malling and Leybourne ward of Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council on 5 July 2012 following the death of Conservative Cllr Mark Worrall.

Sophie Shrubsole held the seat for the Conservatives.

Result
Vote Share
Conservative
48.3%
Lib Dems
29.7%
UKIP
8.0%
Labour
7.7%
English Democrats
3.6%
Green
2.7%

Party Candidate Votes Vote % Change
Conservative Sophie Shrubsole 769 48.3% -3.5%
Lib Dems Yvonne Smyth 472 29.7% +9.2%
UKIP Peter Stevens 127 8.0% -4.4%
Labour Kathleen Garlick 123 7.7% -7.5%
English Democrats Michael Walters 57 3.6% +3.6%
Green Howard Porter 43 2.7% +2.7%


2011 Result (3 seats)
Vote Share
Conservative
51.8%
Lib Dems
20.5%
Labour
15.2%
UKIP
12.4%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Conservative Sasha Luck 1,234 51.8%
Conservative Brian Luker 1,147
Conservative Mark Worrall 1,137
Lib Dems Yvonne Smith 489 20.5%
Lib Dems Julie Lusher 402
Labour Jeremy Teasdale 361 15.2%
Lib Dems George Demuth 350
UKIP Peter Stevens 296 12.4%


News
"By-election at Tonbridge and Malling following death of Cllr Mark Worrall", Kent News, 6 July
"Residents go to polls to elect new councillor", Malling Chronicle, 21 June
"Nominations open for councillor by-election", Malling Chronicle, 31 May
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