UKIP MP Mark Reckless (l) after losing Rochester & Strood seat to Conservative Kelly Tolhurst (r)
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UKIP's Mark Reckless loses seat to Conservatives

Mark Reckless, who defected from the Conservative Party to join UKIP in September last year, has lost his seat to the Tories in Rochester & Strood.

Mr Reckless polled 16,009 votes to Kelly Tolhurst's 23,142.

Wishing Kelly Tolhurst success, Mr Reckless said politicians should never forget "not even for a nano-second that they are the spokesperson, champion and employee of their constituents".

  • 08 May 2015
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