UK results: Conservatives win majority

After 650 of 650 seats declared
UK results
Party Conservative Labour Scottish National Party Liberal Democrat Democratic Unionist Party Others
Seats 365 203 48 11 8 15
Change +47 -59 +13 -1 -2 +2

Faversham & Mid Kent

Parliamentary constituency

CON HOLD

Results

  1. Conservative
    Helen Whately
    • Votes: 31,864
    • Vote share %: 63.2
    • Vote share change: +2.1
  2. Labour
    Jenny Reeves
    • Votes: 9,888
    • Vote share %: 19.6
    • Vote share change: -6.5
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Hannah Perkin
    • Votes: 6,170
    • Vote share %: 12.2
    • Vote share change: +5.7
  4. Green
    Hannah Temple
    • Votes: 2,103
    • Vote share %: 4.2
    • Vote share change: +1.3
  5. Independent
    Gary Butler
    • Votes: 369
    • Vote share %: 0.7
    • Vote share change: +0.7

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 21,976
  • Registered voters: 73,404
  • % share:
    68.7%
  • Change since 2017: -6.2

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 63.2%
Labour 19.6%
Liberal Democrat 12.2%
Green 4.2%
Independent 0.7%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Liberal Democrat +5.7 Gained
  • Conservative +2.1 Gained
  • Green +1.3 Gained
  • Independent +0.7 Gained
  • Labour -6.5 Lost

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Faversham & Mid Kent: Conservative hold

Helen Whately has been re-elected as the MP for Faversham & Mid Kent, with an increased majority.

The Conservative candidate beat Labour's Jenny Reeves by 21,976 votes, 4,563 more votes than the majority at the 2017 election.

Hannah Perkin of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Green Party's Hannah Temple came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 6.2 percentage points since the last general election.

More than 50,000 people, 68.7% of those eligible to vote, went to polling stations across the area on Thursday, in the first December general election since 1923.

Two of the five candidates, Hannah Temple (Green) and Gary Butler (independent) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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BreakingFAVERSHAM AND MID KENT RESULT: Conservative hold

Faversham and Mid Kent result
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Profile: Faversham & Mid Kent

A seat which has only existed since 1997, this has always been a Conservative hold.

With fruit farming the predominant local trade, sitting MP Helen Whately has campaigned on the issue of visas for seasonal workers in a post-Brexit UK.

Helen Whately
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Helen Whately has campaigned on the issue of visas for seasonal workers

Faversham and Mid Kent MP receives death threat

Sue Nicholson

BBC News

The Conservative MP for Faversham and Mid Kent has revealed that she has received a death threat.

Helen Whately said there had been "moments when I've felt under threat".

"I have had to complain to the police about some of the comments and particularly a death threat that I received," she told BBC South East.

"Because of what happened to Jo Cox you do have to take threats seriously," the MP, who was elected in the 2015 general election, added.

Helen Whately
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Ms Whately was speaking after it had been revealed that she had to pull out of opening a summer music festival at Sheldwich Primary School, in Faversham, because of threats posted on social media.

"I was asked not to go because there'd been some unpleasant comments on Facebook, and particularly threats that some people were going to come along and, I think, throw eggs, and they didn't want a disturbance at the school.

"I went along afterwards rather than at the beginning," she said.

Faversham & Kent Mid: Conservative hold

Election result
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