Mid Kent (UK Parliament constituency)

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For the 1868–1885 constituency, see Mid Kent (historic UK Parliament constituency).
Mid Kent
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
County Kent
19831997
Number of members One
Replaced by Faversham & Mid Kent

Mid Kent was a county constituency in the county of Kent, which returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

It was created for the 1983 general election from parts of the seats of Rochester and Chatham & Maidstone, and abolished for the 1997 general election.

A previous two-member constituency called Mid Kent existed from 1868 to 1885.

Boundaries[edit]

The City of Rochester upon Medway wards of Holcombe, Horsted, Lordswood, Luton, Walderslade, Wayfield, and Weedswood; and the Borough of Maidstone wards of Bearsted, Boxley, Detling, East, Harrietsham and Lenham, Hollingbourne, North, and Thurnham.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[1] Party
1983 Andrew Rowe Conservative
1997 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1992: Mid Kent[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Rowe 33,633 56.7 +1.6
Labour Tim J. Robson 13,984 23.6 +5.5
Liberal Democrat Graham D. Colley 11,476 19.3 −7.4
Natural Law Gerard J. Valente 224 0.4 +0.4
Majority 19,649 33.1 +4.8
Turnout 59,317 79.7 +7.8
Conservative hold Swing −2.0

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Mid Kent
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Rowe 28,719 55.1 +1.6
Liberal Graham D. Colley 13,951 26.8 −0.2
Labour J.A. Hazelgrove 9,420 18.1 −0.7
Majority 14,768 28.3
Turnout 52,090 71.9
Conservative hold Swing +0.9
General Election 1983: Mid Kent
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Rowe 25,400 53.5
Liberal A.J. Wainman 12,857 27.0
Labour V.A. Hull 8,928 18.8
Independent D.W. Delderfield 324 0.7
Majority 12,543 26.5
Turnout 47,509 71.4
Conservative win (new seat)

Notes and references[edit]