Medway Elects

Rochester and Strood By-election
20 November 2014

A by-election was held in Rochester and Strood on 20 November 2014 to elect a member of parliament for the constituency following the resignation of Conservative MP Mark Reckless.

The Conservatives won the previous election in 2010 with a majority of 9,953. At this election, Ukip gained the seat from the Conservatives with a majority of 2,920.

Mark John Reckless was elected as the member of parliament for Rochester and Strood.


The following result was declared by the returning officer:

Candidate Votes %
  Majority 2,920 7.3
  Turnout 40,065 50.6
  Ukip gain from Conservative

* Denotes a member of parliament standing for re-election.

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 10
Writing or marks by which the voter could be identified 1
Unmarked or voided for uncertainty 37
Total 48

Vote Share

Vote Change


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