Medway Elects
Rochester West By-election

8 March 2018

A by-election was held in Rochester West ward on 8 March 2018 to elect one councillor following the resignation of Conservative councillor Kelly Tolhurst.

Prior to the by-election, the seat was held by the Conservatives. Following the by-election, Labour gained the seat from the Conservatives.

Alex Paterson was elected as councillor for the ward.


The following result was declared by the returning officer:

  Candidate Votes %
  Turnout 33.0%
  Labour gain from Conservative

To order the candidates by name 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 0
Writing or marks by which the voter could be identified 0
Unmarked or voided for uncertainty 3
Total 3

Vote Share

Vote Change


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

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