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]

      † Conservative       ‡ Labour       ¤ Liberal Democrat


Constituency[nb 1] Electorate Majority[nb 2] Member of Parliament Nearest opposition Map
Ashford CC 72,501 17,297   Damian Green   Chris Took
Canterbury CC 72,745 6,048   Julian Brazier   Guy Voizey
Chatham and Aylesford CC 66,482 6,069   Tracey Crouch   Jonathan Shaw
Dartford CC 69,741 10,628   Gareth Johnson   John Adams
Dover CC 69,932 5,274   Charlie Elphicke   Gwyn Prosser
Faversham and Mid Kent CC 66,179 17,088   Hugh Robertson   Dave Naghi
Folkestone and Hythe CC 72,512 10,122   Damian Collins   Lynne Beaumont
Gillingham and Rainham 71,539 8,680   Rehman Chishti   Paul Clark
Gravesham 70,098 9,312   Adam Holloway   Kathryn Smith
Maidstone and The Weald CC 68,014 5,889   Helen Grant   Peter Carroll
North Thanet CC 66,026 13,528   Roger Gale   Michael Britton
Rochester and Strood CC 69,032 9,953   Mark Reckless   Teresa Murray
Sevenoaks CC 69,794 17,515   Michael Fallon   Alan Bullion
Sittingbourne and Sheppey CC 69,349 12,383   Gordon Henderson   Angela Harrison
South Thanet CC 69,501 7,617   Laura Sandys   Stephen Ladyman
Tonbridge and Malling CC 65,969 18,178   Sir John Stanley   Liz Simpson
Tunbridge Wells CC 69,479 15,576   Greg Clark   David Hallas

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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