Faversham & Mid KentParliamentary constituency
- 24,895 total votes taken.
- 54.4% share of the total vote
- -1.8% change in share of the votes
- 8,243 total votes taken.
- 18.0% share of the total vote
- +14.3% change in share of the votes
- 7,403 total votes taken.
- 16.2% share of the total vote
- -0.4% change in share of the votes
- 3,039 total votes taken.
- 6.6% share of the total vote
- -13.0% change in share of the votes
- 1,768 total votes taken.
- 3.9% share of the total vote
- +2.0% change in share of the votes
- 297 total votes taken.
- 0.6% share of the total vote
- -0.2% change in share of the votes
- 158 total votes taken.
- 0.3% share of the total vote
- +0.3% change in share of the votes
Change compared with 2010
Latest updates Faversham & Mid Kent
The Conservatives hold Faversham & Mid Kent.
Queues before polls closedstandard
Before polls closed, voter Jo Howard said she had seen people walking away from a polling station in Bearsted - which is in the Faversham and Mid Kent constituency - because of long queues.
And a Broadstairs man who asked to remain anonymous told BBC South East Today voters were "queuing around the block" at a polling station in South Thanet.
Situated in the South East of England is the seat of Faversham and Mid Kent. The constituency takes in the historic market town of Faversham and stretches across north Kent to include the suburbs of Maidstone, such as Park Wood and the villages of Bearsted and Weavering. It is also dissected west to east by the M2 and M20 motorways.
The seat has a long pedigree in fruit farming, particularly around Faversham, and is home to local firm Shepherd Neame, Britain's oldest family-owned brewery. Four in 10 of the population have professional, managerial or technical occupations, according to ONS 2011 Census figures for England and Wales. Construction, retail and farming are also important sectors.
A safe Conservative seat, Sir Hugh Robertson - MP since 2001 - is standing down. In 2010, he held the seat with 56.2% of the votes; Liberal Democrats got 19.6%, Labour 16.6% and UKIP 3.7%.