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Election for the constituency of South Thanet on 7 May 2015

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

Conservative hold by Craig MacKinlay with a majority of 2,812 - 5.7% - on a turnout of 69.6%.

Candidates

Name Party Vote Vote share Vote change
MACKINLAY, Craig Con 18,838 38.1% -9.9%
FARAGE, Nigel UKIP 16,026 32.4% 26.9%
SCOBIE, Will Lab 11,740 23.8% -7.6%
DRIVER, Ian Green 1,076 2.2% -
TIMPSON, Russell LD 932 1.9% -13.2%
MURRAY, Al Ind 318 0.6% -
BAILEY, Ruth MAIP 191 0.4% -
ASKEW, Nigel WARP 126 0.3% -
BIRCHALL, Grahame PUT 63 0.1% -
MCCASTREE, Dean Ind 61 0.1% -
ABU-OBADIAH, Zebadiah AZNO 30 0.1% -

An electorate of 70,970, having a valid vote count of 49,401 and an invalid vote count of 163.

Result declared at 10:45 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.