Medway Elects
Rainham Central By-election

3 November 2016

Results

The following results were declared by the returning officer:

Candidate Party Votes %
  Aldous JanJan Aldous Conservative 1,448 61.1%
  Mencattelli MarkMark Mencattelli Ukip 389 16.4%
  Allen SimonSimon Allen Labour 320 13.5%
  Chaplin PaulPaul Chaplin Liberal Democrat 137 5.8%
  Meegan George GeoffreyGeorge Geoffrey Meegan Green party 61 2.6%
  Russell MikeMike Russell English Democrat 14 0.6%
Turnout 24.0%
  Conservative hold

To order the candidates by name, party or number of votes received, click on the appropriate column heading.

Rejected Ballots

The number of votes rejected and not counted at this election was:

Want of official mark 0
Voting for more than one candidate 1
Writing or marks by which the voter could be identified 0
Unmarked or voided for uncertainty 3
Total 4

Vote Share

Vote Change

Swing

Vote share for the ward is calculated using the "top vote" method, i.e. using only the candidate from each party with the highest number of votes.

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