Tonbridge and Malling elections results

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Last Updated: 06 Nov 2015 2:22pm

Tonbridge and Malling residents have elected a new Council to serve the borough for the next four years.

Elections were held for all 53 Borough Council seats on 5 May 2011 and the Council now comprises 48 Conservatives, 4 Liberal Democrats and 1 Labour, who will represent local people in 26 wards for the next four years. Eight councillors stood down, 12 new councillors were elected and 41 councillors were re-elected.

Out of a total borough electorate of 89,146 people, 39,966 (44.83%) turned out to vote on Election Day.

Elections were also held for seats in 8 Parish/Town Council areas and wards: Borough Green, Plaxtol, Wrotham, West Peckham, Hadlow, Stansted, Snodland West and Snodland East. Seats in the remaining 28 Parish Council areas were uncontested.

In Tonbridge and Malling, the results of the UK Referendum on whether to change the voting system for elections to the UK Parliament were as follows:
"At present, the UK uses the 'first past the post' system to elect MPs to the House of Commons. Should the 'alternative vote' system be used instead?"
  • Yes: 9,880
  • No: 29,700

David Hughes, Returning Officer and Chief Executive of the Borough Council, says: "Once again, elections ran smoothly in Tonbridge and Malling. Decisions made by local councils affect us all in our everyday lives and I'm pleased that so many residents took time out of their busy days to vote and help ensure that local services are managed and delivered in the way that they want them to be."

Full Borough and Parish/Town Council elections take place every four years in Tonbridge and Malling and the newly elected councillors will serve until the next elections in 2015.

A full set of results for both the Borough Council election and the Parish and Town Council election will be available on the Council's website www.tmbc.gov.uk/voting.