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Canterbury

Parliamentary constituency
LAB GAIN FROM CON LAB GAIN FROM CON

Results

General Election 2017 results
Party Votes % Net percentage change in seats
Party

LAB

Labour

Rosie Duffield Votes 25,572 header_vote_share 45.0 Net percentage change in seats +20.5
Party

CON

Conservative

Julian Brazier Votes 25,385 header_vote_share 44.7 Net percentage change in seats +1.8
Party

LD

Liberal Democrat

James Flanagan Votes 4,561 header_vote_share 8.0 Net percentage change in seats -3.6
Party

GRN

Green Party

Henry Stanton Votes 1,282 header_vote_share 2.3 Net percentage change in seats -4.7

Turnout and LAB majority

LAB majority

187

Turnout

72.7%

Vote share

Party %
Labour 45.0
Conservative 44.7
Liberal Democrat 8.0
Green Party 2.3

Vote share change since 2015

−%
+%
Labour
+20.5
Conservative
+1.8
Liberal Democrat
-3.6
Green Party
-4.7

Latest updates

Sir Julian calls it a day

The former Canterbury Conservative MP Sir Julian Brazier has announced he won't be contesting the seat at the next general election.

Sir Julian, who was first elected in 1987, suffered a narrow defeat to Labour's Rosie Duffield in May, losing by just 187 votes.

Making his announcement, Sir Julian said he wanted to allow the local party time to choose a new candidate for the next election.

Sir Julian Brazier
Conservative Party

Serving in Parliament enabled me to represent the constituency and fight for local issues, like the Kent and Canterbury hospital. I expect this Parliament to last a full five years as the new laws require, and feel that by 2022 it would be right that the baton should have passed on."

Sir Julian BrazierFormer Conservative MP for Canterbury

A birds-eye view

Kent County Council has tweeted this pic of an unwelcome visitor to their traffic cameras.

Looks like we aren't the only ones keeping an eye on the traffic in Canterbury this afternoon......

Looks like we aren't the only ones keeping an eye on the traffic in Canterbury this afternoon......

'Students lost Tories Canterbury seat' Sir Julian Brazier says

Hamish Mureddu-Reid

BBC News Online, South East

Sir Julian Brazier
BBC

Sir Julian Brazier, who lost his Canterbury seat at the general election, puts the Labour win down to the student vote.

The former Tory MP, who had represented the Kent area for the last 30 years, lost his seat to Rosie Duffield.

Speaking on BBC Radio Kent, he said: "I think the big factor this time was the students. We had by far the biggest concentration of students in the country - that was a really big factor.

"We should have had a better message for them."

I'm afraid I don't have the balls to do Strictly Come Dancing."

Sir Julian BrazierFormer Conservative MP for Canterbury

He said meeting constituents on the door step had been "misleading".

"It's mum and dad who come to the door, and they were still with us.

"You've got four names down there and you ask 'what about your son and daughter', and they'd say 'I don't know about them' and you'd optimistically put them down as the same as mum and dad."

"It was only the last couple of days we began to realise that we weren't really reaching the young people."

Rosie Duffield
BBC
Labour's Rosie Duffield won the seat with a 45% share of the vote

"I should have been much more active on social media" he said

"Labour had a much more active social media campaign. He admitted he hadn't "built a social media presence".

When asked to respond to being called "out of touch and flustered", he said: "I certainly wasn't flustered".

Following his defeat he said he was exploring several business opportunities and was keen on doing more lecturing at US universities.

Canterbury's shock change of MP

Simon Jones

Reporter, BBC South East Today

Canterbury has elected a Labour MP for the first time since the constituency was formed in 1918.

Tory MP Sir Julian Brazier, who had represented the area for the last 30 years, lost his seat to Rosie Duffield.

Canterbury's turnout was 56,800, and Ms Duffield won 25,572 votes - a 45% share - pushing Sir Julian into second place with 25,385 votes, a difference of 187 votes.

What do Canterbury voters think of their new MP?
Canterbury has elected a Labour MP for the first time in the seat's history, so what do voters think?

Political history's made in Canterbury

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

For the first time in a century Canterbury doesn't have a Conservative MP, following Rosie Duffield's victory over Sir Julian Brazier.

So what do voters in the city think of having a Labour MP?

Rosie Duffield's acceptance speech in Canterbury
Rosie Duffield is Canterbury's first Labour MP since the seat was created almost 100 years ago.
CON HOLD

Results

Conservative
, with candidate Julian Brazier
, have the following results:
  • 22,918 total votes taken.
  • 42.9% share of the total vote
  • -1.9% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate Hugh Lanning
, have the following results:
  • 13,120 total votes taken.
  • 24.5% share of the total vote
  • +8.4% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Jim Gascoyne
, have the following results:
  • 7,289 total votes taken.
  • 13.6% share of the total vote
  • +9.8% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate James Flanagan
, have the following results:
  • 6,227 total votes taken.
  • 11.6% share of the total vote
  • -20.9% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Stuart Jeffery
, have the following results:
  • 3,746 total votes taken.
  • 7.0% share of the total vote
  • +4.7% change in share of the votes
Socialist Party GB
, with candidate Robert Cox
, have the following results:
  • 165 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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