Rochester & StroodParliamentary constituency
- 23,142 total votes taken.
- 44.1% share of the total vote
- -5.1% change in share of the votes
- 16,009 total votes taken.
- 30.5% share of the total vote
- +30.5% change in share of the votes
- 10,396 total votes taken.
- 19.8% share of the total vote
- -8.7% change in share of the votes
- 1,516 total votes taken.
- 2.9% share of the total vote
- +1.4% change in share of the votes
- 1,251 total votes taken.
- 2.4% share of the total vote
- -13.9% change in share of the votes
- 202 total votes taken.
- 0.4% share of the total vote
- +0.4% change in share of the votes
Change compared with 2010
Latest updates Rochester & Strood
Political editor, South East
The wheels have come off for UKIP in Kent. South Thanet was Nigel Farage's seventh attempt at a Westminster seat. Surely it'll be his last?
'Born and bred' in constituencystandard
The new Rochester & Strood MP, Kelly Tolhurst, has said she will "fight for her area".
She said: "I was born and bred in this constituency and care passionately about the place I've lived all my life and about the people I've grown up with.
"By electing me as your MP you have elected someone who will fight for this area and the people to deliver what is needed."
Reckless praises 'bloody-minded' constituencystandard
UKIP's losing candidate Mark Reckless describes Rochester & Strood as a "proud patriotic, sometimes bloody-minded patch of England".
He tells new MP Kelly Tolhurst he hopes she gets as "much satisfaction out of representing" the area as he did.
The Conservatives have taken Rochester & Strood from UKIP.
Rochester declaration expected imminently.
Focus on UKIP
BBC South East Today
One man is proving the focus of attention in Medway - UKIP's Mark Reckless who is standing for Rochester & Strood.
BBC South East Today
Conservatives in Medway are confident of overturning last November's by-election result, says BBC South East's Piers Hopkirk.
They're hoping to take Rochester & Strood back from UKIP.
This largely industrial area in the conurbation of Medway in Kent usually follows the national trend by electing a member of the governing party. But in 2014 it elected UKIP MP Mark Reckless, in a by-election caused by his defection from the Conservatives. Rochester and Strood contains the two Medway towns and the Hoo peninsula area between the Thames and Medway estuaries. The peninsula and the Isle of Grain are largely marshland with heavy industry in the south - a container port and the gas-fired power station. To the west, the seat is more urban.
This seat has a larger than average number of young adults and fewer pensioners, according to the 2011 Census. The construction industry is a major employer.
Conservative Mark Reckless won the seat in 2010 with a majority of 9,953 over Labour. In 2014 he was re-elected as a UKIP MP, beating the Conservatives by nearly 3,000 votes.