Thanet NorthParliamentary constituency
- 23,045 total votes taken.
- 49.0% share of the total vote
- -3.7% change in share of the votes
- 12,097 total votes taken.
- 25.7% share of the total vote
- +19.2% change in share of the votes
- 8,411 total votes taken.
- 17.9% share of the total vote
- -3.6% change in share of the votes
- 1,719 total votes taken.
- 3.7% share of the total vote
- +3.7% change in share of the votes
- 1,645 total votes taken.
- 3.5% share of the total vote
- -15.9% change in share of the votes
- 136 total votes taken.
- 0.3% share of the total vote
- +0.3% change in share of the votes
Change compared with 2010
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In his victory speech, Sir Roger Gale says plans for the redevelopment of Manston must be withdrawn.
UKIP increases vote sharestandard
Sir Roger Gale has retained Thanet North for the Conservatives, with 10,948 more votes than second-placed Piers Wauchope who was standing for UKIP.
However, UKIP did manage to increase its vote share in the constituency, with a 19% swing.
The Conservatives have held North Thanet.
Usually seen as a safe seat for the Conservatives, North Thanet has been held by the same MP since 1983 but polling suggests UKIP could win here. The north Kent seat covers the coastal resorts of Birchington, Margate and Herne Bay. Tourism in the towns and agriculture in the countryside are important to the local economy. Thanet Earth - the largest greenhouse complex in the UK - is based here, producing salad crops for big supermarkets.
Like many seaside towns, Margate has struggled with economic decline but regeneration efforts are underway with the opening of the Turner Contemporary gallery and the redevelopment of the Dreamland amusement park. The seat has above-average numbers of pensioners, a largely white population, and higher than average unemployment.
Conservative Roger Gale held the seat in 2010 with a healthy majority of 13,528. Labour came second, UKIP came fourth but polled sufficient votes to keep their deposit.