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Rochester and Strood

Shows the general election results for Rochester and Strood, which is a constituency in Kent. In 2017 it had a total electorate of 82,702 and a turnout of 65%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2017 general election.

CON
Conservative Hold
Kelly Tolhurst
Majority
9,850
Electorate
82,702
Turnout
65%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2017
Con 54.4%
Lab 36.0%
UKIP 5.4%
LD 2.2%
Green 1.5%
CPA 0.3%
Ind 0.2%

Party results and changes 2015 - 2017

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

Candidate Party Votes Vote (%) Change (%)
Kelly Tolhurst  Con 29,232 54.4 10.3
Teresa Murray  Lab 19,382 36.0 16.3
David Allen  UKIP 2,893 5.4 -25.1
Bart Ricketts * LD 1,189 2.2 -0.2
Sonia Hyner * Green 781 1.5 -1.4
Steve Benson * CPA 163 0.3 0.3
Primerose Chiguri * Ind 129 0.2 0.2
* Candidate lost their deposit

Share of the vote by party 2005 - 2017

The percentage share of the party vote by election year.

Year Con Lab UKIP LD Green CPA Ind TUSC Eng Dem
2005 42.6% 41.5% 3.5% 12.4% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
2010 49.2% 28.5% 0.0% 16.3% 1.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 4.5%
2015 44.1% 19.8% 30.5% 2.4% 2.9% 0.0% 0.0% 0.4% 0.0%
2017 54.4% 36.0% 5.4% 2.2% 1.5% 0.3% 0.2% 0.0% 0.0%