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Coombe Vale by-election – candidates and polling stations

15 December 2011

Polling day has arrived in Coombe Vale with two vacant council seats up for grabs.

The candidates (you have TWO votes)

There are eleven candidates standing for the two seats:

  Name of Candidate   Party Information
Labour Candidate Info
Party website
Conservative Candidate Info
Party website
Roger Edmund
Christian Peoples Alliance Candidate Info
Party website
Philippa Lucy Eleanor
  Christian Peoples Alliance Candidate Info
Party website
Liberal Democrat Candidate Info
Party website
Rupert Colin Frank
Liberal Democrat Candidate Info
Party website
Labour Candidate Info
Party website
Conservative Candidate Info
Party website
Dr Tariq
  Green Party Party website
Green Party Party website
Michael Gerard
  UK Independence Party Party website

Where to vote

Note – you can only vote at your appointed polling station

Polling District Polling Place
S Dickerage Adventure Playground
Dickerage Lane
New Malden
SA Caravan at Coombe Girls School
Darley Drive Entrance
New Malden
SB Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School (*)
Chestnut Grove
New Malden

(*) Note that this venue is being used as an alternative to Christ Church New Malden CoE Primary School. The formal notice of this alteration is available to download.

Coombe Vale Ward map

Click image to view ward map with polling districts

Pre-election representation

Three Conservatives (two vacant)

Three Conservatives

Don’t forget to vote!


Coombe Vale by-election – Two days left to register to vote or get a postal vote

28 November 2011

A reminder for residents of Coombe Vale, North Kingston that the deadline for registering to vote at the forthcoming double by-election on 15 December is just two days away- Midnight on Wednesday 30 November 2011

Also, if you’d like to vote by post you have just two days left to register for a Postal vote – 5pm on Wednesday 30 November 2011.

Voter registration form

Postal vote application form

For advice and to return your completed forms contact the council office at:

Electoral Services
Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
Kingtston upon Thames


Tel: 020 8547 5026
Fax: 020 8547 5099

Coombe Vale By-election – Labour candidates announced

19 November 2011
Labour candidates

Ian Parker and Nick Bown

The Labour Party has announced that its candidates for the Coombe Vale double by-election on 15 December 2011 will be Nick Bown and Ian Parker.

Nick Bown has lived in New Malden all his life, works in publishing and volunteers at a local homelessness shelter. His campaign states his concern about “the impact that the Tory-Lib Dem Government’s cuts to police” will have on the area.
Ian Parker has lived in the Groves for over ten years. He is an advisor to Labour Shadow Ministers in Parliament and has highlighted the “Tory-Lib Dem Health Bill, now threatening health and care services in Kingston” as a key issue.
The Labour candidates have started their campaign by pointing out that the by-election caused by the resignation of two Conservative councillors 18 months into the council term will cost local taxpayers £25,000.
Further details on Nick Bown and Ian Parker can be found on the Kingston Labour Party website .
Details of the candidates standing in the double by-election can be found on the Coombe Vale election page.

Coombe Vale By-election – Christian People’s Alliance candidates announced

19 November 2011
Roger Glencross

Roger Glencross

The Christian People’s Alliance (CPA) party have confirmed that they have put forward candidates for the two vacant council seats in Coombe Vale. The father and daughter team of  Philippa Hayward and Roger Glencross will contest the election on behalf of the CPA, a “Christian Democratic party whose members come from all backgrounds and church traditions”.

Philippa Hayward has twice fought elections to Kingston Council. Her father Roger Glencross is a former Conservative councillor for Wimbledon between 1968-78 and stood for the Wimbledon Parliamentary seat in 2001. Both stood for election for the CPA in 2010, in Coombe Hill and Old Malden wards respectively.

The Coombe Vale double by-election will take place on Thursday 15 December 2011.

Election details and candidates can be found on the Coombe Vale Election page.

Coombe Vale by-election – Lib Dem candidates announced

16 November 2011

Lib Dem candidates

Kamala Kugan(l) and Rupert Nichol(r)

The Liberal Democrat candidates for the two vacant council seats in Coombe Vale, Kingston upon Thames have been confirmed as Rupert Nichol and Kamala Kugan.

Kamala Kugan will be familiar with the ground having stood for election in 2010, finishing 290 votes behind the third place Conservative. Rupert Nichol stood for election in the North Kingston ward of Tudor at the 2010 local election.

Some background on both candidates can be found on their 2010 election Lib Dem biography pages: Rupert Nichol and Kamala Kugan.

Candidates have until 12noon on Friday 18 November to hand in their nomination papers to stand.

Details of all candidates standing for election will be listed on the Coombe Vale election page once confirmed.

Coombe Vale by-election – Conservative candidates announced

9 November 2011

Coombe Vale Conservatives have announced details of their chosen candidates for the double by-election to be held on Thursday 15 December 2011.

Coombe Vale Conservative candidates

Julie Pickering (l) and Lynne Finnerty (r)

The candidates are Julie Pickering, a Coombe Vale resident for 22 years, and Lynne Finnerty, who lists a new school in the New Malden and Coombe area as one of her main priorities if elected.

Full profiles are available on the Coombe Vale Conservatives website

Details of the other candidates will appear on the Coombe Vale election page as they are revealed.

Candidates have until 12noon on 18 November 2011 to submit their nomination papers.

Coombe Vale by-election – second councillor resigns

7 November 2011

Double by election

The Surrey Comet is reporting that a second councillor has now resigned his seat in Coombe Vale ward.

Following last week’s resignation of Mr RJ Tasker, Mr James White has become the second councillor in a matter of days to stand down. No details have been released as to the reason.

The election on Thursday 15 December will now be a double election to fill both of the vacant council seats.

Mr Adrian Holder remains as Coombe Vale’s sole councillor until 15 December (although perhaps someone should check with him if he has any plans he’d like to share!).

Planning on voting or standing in the election? Check out the key dates in the Coombe Vale election timetable

Coombe Vale By-election – Thursday 15th December 2011

2 November 2011

Updated – The date of the Coombe Vale By-Election has been confirmed for Thursday 15th December 2011.

This follows the resignation of Mr Robert-John Tasker.

Information from the council for those standing or voting in the election is listed below.

For candidates

Anyone wishing to stand as a candidate must complete a nomination paper and hand deliver it to the Returning Officer before NOON on Friday 18 November 2011.

For information about standing as a candidate and/or to request a nomination pack, contact Gareth Harrington on 020 8547 5035.

For voters

The deadline for registering to vote at the by-election is Midnight on Wednesday 30 November 2011

The deadline for applying for a postal vote is 5.00pm on Wednesday 30 November 2011

The deadline for applying for a proxy vote is 5.00pm on Wednesday 7 December 2011

Ed Davey holds Kingston & Surbiton, Zac Goldsmith wins Richmond Park

8 May 2010

The national result may be up in the air but there’s no doubt about the local result for Kingston residents.

Residents in the majority of the borough returned Liberal Democrat Ed Davey for a fourth terms as MP for Kingston and Surbiton. Those in the northernmost part of the borough joined with neighbouring Richmond residents to elect Zac Goldsmith as their new Conservative Member of Parliament.

For the full election results click on one of the images below:

Link to Kingston and Surbiton MP Election Result 2010

Link to Richmond Park Election Result

All the latest info on the elections in Kingston

23 April 2010

Vote on 6th MayCheck out the links on the right hand side of the main page for details about the local elections affecting Kingston.

The London borough of Kingston elects two MPs to Parliament – Kingston & Surbiton and Richmond Park constituencies. There are also full elections to the local council taking place on the same day.

This blog provides voting and election info on the local wards in Kingston upon Thames including:

  • Candidates standing for election
  • Maps of each area
  • Past election results
  • Change in vote needed for ward to change political party
  • More details will be added all the time in the run up to the elections on Thursday 6 May so please do check back later.