Sunday, 7 June 2009

KENTS GREEN CANDIDATES DO WELL

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 6th June 2009 - 27 Audley Avenue, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1XF - www.kentgreenparty.org 0845 257 4236 – 01732 355185 – Mobile: 07747 036192

KENT’S GREEN CANDIDATES DO WELL

Kent Green Party fielded 35 candidates for Kent County Council. About half of the Green Party’s candidates beat Labour candidates. They achieved the following results:

Election Results: County Elections in Kent 2009(1) (2005 % given in bold, where contested):
Ashford(2 – see notes below)
VOTE % (% 2005)
Marilyn Sansom - Ashford Rural East 886(5) 17.93 12.07
Steve Campkin - Ashford Central 589(6) 15.43 3.98
Sharon Harvey - Ashford South 261 8.13 4.89
Tracy Dighton-Brown - Ashford Rural South 626 14.18
Hilary Jones - Ashford Rural West 833 14.1 6.28

Canterbury

Elaine Godden - Canterbury City South West 673(6) 14.69 7.16
Geoff Meaden - Canterbury City North East 436(6) 12.1 7.52
Jolyon Trimingham - Whitstable (2 seat) 2072(6) 22.52 8.03
Norman Evans - Canterbury West 748(6) 17.54 7.32
Judith Meaden - Canterbury South East 687(6) 12.95 8.08
Aaron Kiely - Herne Bay (2 seat) 592(7) 10.3

Gravesham

Ros Wakeman - Gravesham Rural 722(5) 11.82 4.73
Richard Crawford - Gravesham East 1236(8) 16.71 6.92
Nigel Rumsey (2 seater) - Northfleet & Gravesend West 1171 7.35

Maidstone

Derek Eagle - Maidstone North East 260 5.93 4.01
Sandra McDowell - Maidstone Rural West 397(6) 7.16 5.56
Stuart Jeffery & Wendy Lewis - Maidstone Central (2 seater)908/761(6) 10.5/8.8 8.52
Ian McDonald - Maidstone Rural North 352 6.63 3.71
Robin Kinrade - Maidstone Rural South 554 13.27
Steve Muggeridge - Maidstone South 305 8.1 3.34
Andrew Waldie- - Maidstone South East 159 6.82 3.12

Swale
Gary Miller - Faversham 553 13.27 6.56
Tim Valentine - Swale East 526 15.33
Tonbridge and Malling
Helen Long - Malling Central 2.58 114(9)
Howard Porter - Malling North 7.92 361
Frances Long -Malling Rural East 7.56 350(3) 6.23
Andrea Ralph - Malling Rural North East 6.27 357
Richard Mountford - Malling West 9.41 475(3)
Hazel and Steve Dawe - Tonbridge(2 seater) 11.16/9.15(4) 1032/846 6.09/6.57

Sevenoaks

Richard Dyton - Sevenoaks South 6.32 13.3 13.07
Jo Dyton - Sevenoaks East 8.9 442
Steve Plater - Sevenoaks Central 9.8 545(3)
Tunbridge Wells
Brian Leslie – Tunbridge Wells West 12.68 632 11.53
NOTE: This shows us beating Labour on 16 occasions in these results – see other codings in notes below

35 total of Green Party candidates(33 in 2005)

Notes:
1. No candidates in some districts
2. Ashford’s County Divisions have been subject to boundary changes post-2004. Nearest equivalent divisions results shown as a % for 2005.
3. Beat Labour, Beat English Democrat.
4. Hazel beat the two Labour candidates, Steve beat one of them.
5. Beat Labour, beat Lib Dem.
6. Beat Labour.
7. Beat one Labour.
8. Beat Lib Dems.
9. Comparatively low result due to exceptional attempt by Conservatives to unseat a sitting Lib Dem County Councillor (they failed).




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