Mark Reckless is sworn in as the new MP for the UK Independence Party
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Mark Reckless sworn in as UKIP MP after by-election win

Mark Reckless has been sworn in as UKIP's new MP after winning the Rochester and Strood by-election, giving the party a second seat at Westminster.

Mr Reckless received 16,867 votes to the Conservative candidate Kelly Tolhurst's 13,947, with Labour's Naushabah Khan third on 6,713 - ahead of the Green Party.

The Lib Dems came fifth with their lowest vote total in a by-election.

  • 21 Nov 2014
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