The Conservatives have retained their grip over Kent, returning strong results in the general election. The Conservatives have secured a majority vote over 326 seats nationally. The majority of Kent has voted for the Conservative Party other than Canterbury which voted for Labour.
Dover’s new MP will be Natalie Elphicke who won 28,830 compared to runner up, Labour candidate Charlotte Cornell who only received 16,552 votes. Natalie Elphicke replaced her husband as MP for Dover and has secured the seat for the Conservative Party with a majority of 56.9%.
Delighted to have been selected unanimously to fight my home seat of Dover & Deal tonight for @Conservatives to Get Brexit Done, deliver better healthcare and more jobs & money pic.twitter.com/2BjdFxlIWp
— Natalie Elphicke OBE (@NatalieElphicke) November 8, 2019
Folkestone and Hythe
Damian Collins, Folkestone and Hythe’s re-elected MP will be represent the Conservatives after receiving a massive 35,483 votes. He gained 60.1% of votes compared to Labour’s Laura Davison who only got 20%.
— Damian Collins (@DamianCollins) December 13, 2019
In Maidstone, Helen Grant, the re-elected Conservative MP received a huge 31,220 votes and gained 60.4% of the public votes compared to Labour on 18.3% and Liberal Democrat with 16.4%. Maidstone is one of the places where the Liberal Democrat Parties majority votes were similar to Labour’s.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart to the wonderful people of #MaidstoneandTheWeald for again placing their trust in me as their MP. I am hugely honoured to serve this fabulous community and look forward to continuing to work tirelessly for the issues that matter to us all pic.twitter.com/mXei7kg36p
— Helen Grant (@HelenGrantMP) December 13, 2019
Rochester and Strood (Medway)
Conservative MP Kelly Tolhurst gained 31,151 majority of votes compared to Labour who received 14,079. Rochester and Strood’s majority was 60% of the votes.
— Medway Messenger (@MedwayMessenger) December 13, 2019
Chatham and Aylesford (Medway)
Tracey Crouch has been re-elected to be the Conservative’s MP for Chatham and Aylesford after collecting 28,856 majority of votes. Labour’s Vince Maple only gained 23.8% of the majority votes compared to the Conservative Party which had 66.6%.
Thank you so much to all those who supported me. It continues to be an incredible honour to represent Chatham & Aylesford in Westminster ❤ https://t.co/ifew6YyhC3
— Tracey Crouch (@tracey_crouch) December 13, 2019
Gillingham and Rainham (Medway)
The Conservative’s MP has been re-elected. Rehman Chishti as the local MP for Gillingham and Rainham, winning with an increased majority of votes: 28,173. Runner up was Labour’s Andy Stamp who only gained 13,054 votes.
Delighted to be re-elected as MP @Conservatives for the 4th time for my home town of Gillingham & Rainham with an increased majority of 15,119 & increased share of the vote 🗳 now 61.3%. Thank you to the residents of Gillingham & Rainham for playing their trust once again in me pic.twitter.com/1LXq9e3gOK
— Rehman Chishti (@Rehman_Chishti) December 13, 2019
If you want to find out more about your local constituency then check out the BBC’s website.