|Chatham and Aylesford|
for the House of Commons
|Population||97,281 (2011 census)|
|Electorate||68,437 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Chatham, Walderslade, Larkfield, Snodland|
|Member of Parliament||Tracey Crouch (Conservative)|
|Created from||Mid Kent and Tonbridge and Malling|
Most of the population lives in two distinct areas divided by the North Downs. These are Chatham and its suburbs of Luton and Walderslade, within the Medway Towns conurbation; and a patchwork of smaller settlements in the Medway Gap further west.
This is one of the less affluent seats in the otherwise wealthy South East, as shown by lower rates of formal qualifications and cheaper house prices.
Local voters returned the Labour candidate in the first three elections to 2005 then the Conservative candidate in the four general elections up to and including 2019 (which two parties' candidates have polled second when they have not won the seat).
In June 2016, an estimated 63.9% of local adults voting in the EU membership referendum chose to leave the European Union instead of to remain. This was matched in two January 2018 votes in Parliament by its MP.
1997–2010: The City of Rochester-upon-Medway wards of Holcombe, Horsted, Lordswood, Luton, Walderslade, Wayfield, and Weedswood, and the Borough of Tonbridge and Malling wards of Aylesford, Blue Bell Hill, Burham, Eccles and Wouldham, Ditton, Larkfield North, Larkfield South, Snodland East, and Snodland West.
2010–present: The Borough of Medway wards of Chatham Central, Lordswood and Capstone, Luton and Wayfield, Princes Park, and Walderslade, and the Borough of Tonbridge and Malling wards of Aylesford, Blue Bell Hill and Walderslade, Burham, Eccles and Wouldham, Ditton, Larkfield North, Larkfield South, Snodland East, and Snodland West.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrats||David Naghi||2,866||6.6||+4.1|
|Liberal Democrats||Thomas Quinton||1,116||2.5||-0.7|
|Liberal Democrats||Thomas Quinton||1,360||3.2||−10.1|
|Liberal Democrats||John McClintock||5,832||13.3||−0.2|
|English Democrat||Sean Varnham||400||0.9||−0.8|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing||+11.1|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrats||Debbie Enever||5,744||13.7||+1.9|
|English Democrat||Michael Russell||668||1.6||New|
|Liberal Democrats||David Lettington||4,705||11.8||−3.2|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrats||Robin Murray||7,389||15.0|
|Natural Law||Timothy Martell||149||0.3|
|Labour win (new seat)|
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