TUNBRIDGE WELLS BOROUGH COUNCIL ELECTION OF BOROUGH COUNCILLORS THURSDAY, 7 MAY 2015 . RUSTHALL WARD.
Candidates for two seats:
AUSTEN John Oast Cottage,
BISHOP Russ 2 Hope Villas
BREWER Clive Graham 69 Ramslye Road,
Kent TN4 8LT
BRITCHER Alex 1 Manor Road,
Kent TN4 8UD
HOLTON David Charles 88 Southwood Road,
HUGGETT Thelma Rosemary Littledene,
LEWIS Peter 26 Simmonds Court,
MCLACHLAN Catherine Shaune 5 Erskine Park Rd.
PODBURY Joy Shawlands,
Stockland Green Rd
The surprise is that the two UKIP candidates defending the only UKIP seats on Tunbridge Wells Borough Council both live in Hawkhurst! Surely they could have found candidates who live closer. Indeed one UKIP candidate who lives in Rusthall is contesting a seat miles away - Frittenden & Sissinghurst. A UKIP candidate who lives close to Rusthall is contesting Hawhurst & Sandhurst.
Admittedly political parties contest seats with 'paper'' candidates but surely UKIP has serious candidates who live closer to Rusthall than the two individuals they have put forward to contest the two seats?
The Labour Party has been active in Rusthall. Both Liberal Democrat candidates live in the ward, as does one of the Labour Party candidates. The Green Party has a Rusthall resident as its sole candidate. One of the Conservative candidates lives in Sherwood, the other close to Rusthall.