A general election candidate has to secure the signatures of a proposer, seconder and eight assentors.
Perusing the list of candidates in Tunbridge Wells I note one of the Liberal Democrat candidate's assentors is Adrian Ekins-Daukes a former Conservative councillor.
Terry Cload is an assentor for the UKIP candidate. Mr Cload is a former officer of the local Conservative Association and councillor representing Pembury on the Borough Council. He is standing for UKIP in Pembury, the ward he represented as a Conservative.