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Election for the constituency of Folkestone and Hythe on 7 May 2015

An election to the 56th Parliament of the United Kingdom for the constituency area of Folkestone and Hythe, held as part of the general election on 7 May 2015.

Conservative hold by Damian Collins with a majority of 13,797 - 25.1% - on a turnout of 65.8%.

Candidates

Name Party Vote Vote share Vote change
COLLINS, Damian Con 26,323 47.9% -1.6%
YEO, Harriet UKIP 12,526 22.8% 18.2%
JEFFREY, Claire Lab 7,939 14.4% 3.6%
BEAUMONT, Lynne LD 4,882 8.9% -21.4%
WHYBROW, Martin Green 2,956 5.4% 4.2%
CRUSE, Seth TUSC 244 0.4% -
KAPUR, Rohen YPP 72 0.1% -
THOMAS-EMANS, Andy SPGB 68 0.1% -

An electorate of 83,651, having a valid vote count of 55,010 and an invalid vote count of 265.

Result declared at 05:16 on 8 May 2015. Declaration times data is not official, as it not recorded on election declarations, so should be regarded as indicative.

Under section 13(b) of the Representation of the People Act 1985, a candidate gaining 5% or less of the vote share will forfeit their deposit.