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Kent

Shows the general election results for Kent, which is a county in South East. It is comprised of 17 constituencies (showhide). In 2015 it had a total electorate of 1,266,243 and a turnout of 67.8%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2015 general election.

Electorate
1,266,243
Turnout
67.8%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2015
Con 49.2%
UKIP 20.3%
Lab 20.0%
LD 6.3%
Green 3.6%
Others 0.5%

Party results and changes 2010 - 2015

Results for each party with number of votes, percentage share of the vote and changes since last election.

Party Con UKIP Lab LD Green Others Total
Seats won 17 0 0 0 0 0 17
Change 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Votes (000s) 422 174 172 54 31 4 858
% vote 49.2% 20.3% 20.0% 6.3% 3.6% 0.5% 100.0%
Change -1.3% +16.4% -1.0% -14.6% +2.6% -2.1% 0%
Candidates 17 17 17 17 17 24 109
Deposits lost 0 0 0 9 14 24 47

Share of the vote by party 2005 - 2015

The percentage share of the party vote by election year.

Year Con UKIP Lab LD Green Others
2005 44.0% 3.0% 33.2% 18.1% 0.8% 0.9%
2010 50.5% 3.9% 21.1% 20.9% 1.0% 2.6%
2015 49.2% 20.3% 20.0% 6.3% 3.6% 0.5%

Seats won by party 2005 - 2015

The number of seats won by parties by election year.

Year Con UKIP Lab LD Green Others
2005 12 0 5 0 0 0
2010 17 0 0 0 0 0
2015 17 0 0 0 0 0

Highest and lowest 2015

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 25.5%
1 Tunbridge Wells 44.5%
2 Tonbridge and Malling 44.2%
3 Sevenoaks 39.0%
4 Faversham and Mid Kent 36.4%
5 Ashford 33.6%

Majority is calculated as the difference between the winning % share of the vote and second place % share of the vote.

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Most marginal seats by majority (%) Average: 25.5%
1 South Thanet 5.7%
2 Dover 12.5%
3 Rochester and Strood 13.6%
4 Gravesham 16.7%
5 Canterbury 18.3%

Majority is calculated as the difference between the winning % share of the vote and second place % share of the vote.

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Highest winning vote share % Average: 49.2%
1 Tonbridge and Malling 59.4%
2 Tunbridge Wells 58.7%
3 Sevenoaks 56.9%
4 Faversham and Mid Kent 54.4%
5 Ashford 52.5%

Share of the vote is calculated as the percentage of valid votes cast for each party.

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Lowest winning vote share % Average: 49.2%
1 South Thanet 38.1%
2 Canterbury 42.9%
3 Dover 43.3%
4 Rochester and Strood 44.1%
5 Maidstone and The Weald 45.5%

Share of the vote is calculated as the percentage of valid votes cast for each party.

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Highest % turnout Average: 67.8%
1 Tonbridge and Malling 71.7%
2 Tunbridge Wells 70.0%
3 Dartford 69.7%
4 Sevenoaks 69.7%
5 South Thanet 69.6%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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Lowest % turnout Average: 67.8%
1 Chatham and Aylesford 64.9%
2 Sittingbourne and Sheppey 65.0%
3 Canterbury 65.7%
4 Folkestone and Hythe 65.8%
5 North Thanet 65.8%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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