Faversham & Mid Kent

Parliamentary constituency
CON HOLD

Results

Conservative
, with candidate Helen Whately
, have the following results:
  • 24,895 total votes taken.
  • 54.4% share of the total vote
  • -1.8% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Peter Edwards-Daem
, have the following results:
  • 8,243 total votes taken.
  • 18.0% share of the total vote
  • +14.3% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate Michael Desmond
, have the following results:
  • 7,403 total votes taken.
  • 16.2% share of the total vote
  • -0.4% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate David Naghi
, have the following results:
  • 3,039 total votes taken.
  • 6.6% share of the total vote
  • -13.0% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Tim Valentine
, have the following results:
  • 1,768 total votes taken.
  • 3.9% share of the total vote
  • +2.0% change in share of the votes
Monster Raving Loony Party
, with candidate Hairy Davidson
, have the following results:
  • 297 total votes taken.
  • 0.6% share of the total vote
  • -0.2% change in share of the votes
English Democrats
, with candidate Gary Butler
, have the following results:
  • 158 total votes taken.
  • 0.3% share of the total vote
  • +0.3% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

CON majority: 16,652 36.4%
Turnout
65.9%

Vote share

Party %
CON 54.4
UKIP 18.0
LAB 16.2
LD 6.6
GRN 3.9
MRLP 0.6

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
UKIP
+14.3
GRN
+2.0
MRLP
-0.2
LAB
-0.4
CON
-1.8
LD
-13.0

Latest updates Faversham & Mid Kent

12.08.2015

10:54

'Hidden migrant' footage probed

The BBC has been sent footage appearing to show a number of people climbing out of cars on a transporter in Rochester in Kent.

08.05.2015

06:49
Breaking

Conservative hold

The Conservatives hold Faversham & Mid Kent.

00:25

Queues before polls closed

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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.

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Constituency profile

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%.