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Declaration of Result of Poll

Declaration of Result of Poll

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council

Election of a Member of Parliament for Tunbridge Wells

on Thursday 4 July 2024

I, William Benson, being the Acting Returning Officer at the above election, do hereby give notice that the number of votes recorded for each Candidate at the said election is as follows:

Candidate nameDescription Number of votes*
GAGER, John GeorgeReform UK6,484
HURST, John AnthonyGreen Party2,344
KASSEM, Hassan OmarIndependent609
MAHAPATRA, NeilThe Conservative Party Candidate14,974
MARTIN, MikeLiberal Democrats23,661   Elected
 POUND, Hugo GilesLabour Party6,178

*If elected the word 'Elected' appears against the number of votes

Rejected ballot papers

The number of ballot papers rejected was as follows:

(A) want of an official mark 0
(B) voting for more Candidates than voter was entitled to 40
(C) writing or mark by which voter could be identified 0
(D) being unmarked or wholly void for uncertainty 151
(E) rejected in part 0

Vacant seats: 1
Electorate: 78,738
Ballot papers issued: 54,441
Turnout: 69.1%

And I do hereby declare that Mike MARTIN is duly elected.

Dated Friday 5 July 2024

William Benson
(Acting) Returning Officer

Printed and published by the (Acting) Returning Officer, Town Hall, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1RS