List of Parliamentary constituencies in Kent

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The ceremonial county of Kent, (which includes the unitary authority of Medway), is divided into 17 Parliamentary constituencies - 1 Borough constituency and 16 County constituencies.

Constituencies[edit]

The results for the 2015 election are as follows:       † Conservative       ‡ Labour       ¤ Liberal Democrat       UKIP


Constituency[nb 1] Turnout Majority[nb 2] Member of Parliament Nearest opposition Map
Ashford CC   Damian Green   Gerald O'Brien
Canterbury CC 53,465 9,798   Julian Brazier   Hugh Lanning
Chatham and Aylesford CC 43,073 11,455   Tracey Crouch   Tristan Osborne
Dartford CC 52,418 12,345   Gareth Johnson   Simon Thompson
Dover CC 50,385 6,294   Charlie Elphicke   Clair Hawkins
Faversham and Mid Kent CC 45,803 16,652   Helen Whately   Peter Edwards-Daem
Folkestone and Hythe CC 55,010 13,797   Damian Collins   Harriet Yeo
Gillingham and Rainham 47,078 10,530   Rehman Chishti   Paul Clark
Gravesham 50,139 8,370   Adam Holloway   Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi
Maidstone and The Weald CC 50,010 10,709   Helen Grant   Jasper Gerard
North Thanet CC 47,053 10,948   Roger Gale   Piers Andrew Wauchope
Rochester and Strood CC 7,133   Kelly Tolhurst   Mark Reckless
Sevenoaks CC   Michael Fallon   Steve Lindsay
Sittingbourne and Sheppey CC 49,378 12,168   Gordon Henderson   Richard Palmer
South Thanet CC 49,401 2,812   Craig Mackinlay   Nigel Farage
Tonbridge and Malling CC 53,670 23,734   Sir Thomas Tugendhat   Robert Izzard
Tunbridge Wells CC 51,428 22,874   Greg Clark   Kevin Kerrigan

Boundary changes[edit]

Name Current boundaries
  1. Ashford CC
  2. Canterbury CC
  3. Chatham and Aylesford CC
  4. Dartford CC
  5. Dover CC
  6. Faversham and Mid Kent CC
  7. Folkestone and Hythe CC
  8. Gillingham BC
  9. Gravesham CC
  10. Maidstone and The Weald CC
  11. Medway CC
  12. North Thanet CC
  13. Sevenoaks CC
  14. Sittingbourne and Sheppey CC
  15. South Thanet CC
  16. Tonbridge and Malling CC
  17. Tunbridge Wells CC
Parliamentary constituencies in Kent

Current proposals by the Boundary Commission for England would retain these 17 constituencies, with changes to realign constituency boundaries with the boundaries of current local government wards, and to reduce the electoral disparity between constituencies. They have however recommended two name changes: Gillingham to Gillingham and Rainham to reflect the similar stature of the two towns, and Medway to Rochester and Strood to avoid confusion with the larger Medway unitary authority. These changes are expected to be implemented at the United Kingdom general election, 2010.

Proposed name Proposed boundaries
  1. Ashford CC
  2. Canterbury CC
  3. Chatham and Aylesford CC
  4. Dartford CC
  5. Dover CC
  6. Faversham and Mid Kent CC
  7. Folkestone and Hythe CC
  8. Gillingham and Rainham BC
  9. Gravesham CC
  10. Maidstone and The Weald CC
  11. North Thanet CC
  12. Rochester and Strood CC
  13. Sevenoaks CC
  14. Sittingbourne and Sheppey CC
  15. South Thanet CC
  16. Tonbridge and Malling CC
  17. Tunbridge Wells CC
Proposed Revised constituencies in Kent

Results[edit]

2005 2010
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Historic List of Constituencies in Kent[edit]

Used from 1983 to 1997[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ BC denotes borough constituency, CC denotes county constituency.
  2. ^ The majority is the number of votes the winning candidate receives more than their nearest rival.

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