Tunbridge Wells

Parliamentary constituency
CON HOLD

Results

Conservative
, with candidate Greg Clark
, have the following results:
  • 30,181 total votes taken.
  • 58.7% share of the total vote
  • +2.4% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate Kevin Kerrigan
, have the following results:
  • 7,307 total votes taken.
  • 14.2% share of the total vote
  • +3.4% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Colin Nicholson
, have the following results:
  • 6,481 total votes taken.
  • 12.6% share of the total vote
  • +8.5% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate James MacCleary
, have the following results:
  • 4,342 total votes taken.
  • 8.4% share of the total vote
  • -16.8% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Marie Jones
, have the following results:
  • 2,659 total votes taken.
  • 5.2% share of the total vote
  • +3.4% change in share of the votes
Independent
, with candidate Graham Naismith
, have the following results:
  • 458 total votes taken.
  • 0.9% share of the total vote
  • +0.9% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

CON majority: 22,874 44.5%
Turnout
70.0%

Vote share

Party %
CON 58.7
LAB 14.2
UKIP 12.6
LD 8.4
GRN 5.2
IND 0.9

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
UKIP
+8.5
GRN
+3.4
LAB
+3.4
CON
+2.4
IND
+0.9
LD
-16.8

Latest updates Tunbridge Wells

19.07.2016

07:18

Victim 'relives acid attack every day'

A man left badly scarred when acid was thrown in his face says he relives the attack up to 20 times a day.

10.02.2016

21:42

Hospital blasted over grandmother death

A hospital's weekend arrangements are branded "highly unsatisfactory" following the death of a grandmother.

28.01.2016

14:35

Hunt rapped by judge over trial tweet

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt was ordered by a judge to remove a "highly inappropriate" tweet sent during a landmark manslaughter trial, it emerges.

14.12.2015

11:44

Christmas rail work criticised

The timing of engineering work on a busy stretch of railway is criticised by a local MP.

01.11.2015

00:05

Nazi victim's grave found after 70 years

The final resting place of a man deported from Nazi-controlled Guernsey for punching a German officer is found more than 70 years after he went missing.

26.10.2015

05:19

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08.05.2015

04:38
Breaking

Conservative hold

Greg Clark holds Tunbridge Wells for the Conservatives, with a majority of 22,874.

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Constituency profile

With its architecturally important buildings and its historic Georgian shopping colonnade, tourists flock to Royal Tunbridge Wells, which has a reputation as a bastion of Middle England. Apart from outlying communities like Southborough and Pembury, the town is surrounded by agricultural land and the attractive villages of the Weald.

It is also big retail centre, the Royal Victoria Place shopping centre provides many jobs. Finance and insurance is another big employment area and many workers commute to London. Outside the town there are vineyards and orchards, there is a history of hop-picking and brewing in the area.According to the 2011 Census, Tunbridge Wells has a largely white population with healthy, highly qualified residents and lots of families and homeowners. Unemployment is low here.

Held by the Conservatives for decades, Greg Clark won here in 2010 with more than 50% of the vote and a majority of 15,576. The Lib Dems came second.