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Gravesham Rural, 2012

A by-election was held for the Gravesham Rural divison of Kent County Council on 20 December 2012 following the death of Conservative Cllr Michael Snelling.

Bryan Sweetland held the seat for the Conservatives.

Result
Vote Share
Conservative
61.3%
UKIP
21.8%
Labour
13.7%
Lib Dems
3.1%

Party Candidate Votes Vote % Change
Conservative Bryan Sweetland 1,780 61.3% +1.3%
UKIP Geoffrey Clark 634 21.8% +21.8%
Labour Douglas Christie 397 13.7% +4.2%
Lib Dems Gill McGill 91 3.1% -6.0%


2009 Result
Vote Share
Conservative
60.0%
English Democrats
10.8%
Green
10.5%
Labour
9.5%
Lib Dems
9.1%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Conservative Michael Snelling 4,109 60.0%
English Democrats Steven Foreman 740 10.8%
Green Ros Wakeman 722 10.5%
Labour Douglas Christie 652 9.5%
Lib Dems Ann O'Brien 624 9.1%


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News
"Down’s syndrome abortion UKIP candidate Geoff Clark comes second in elections"
Gravesend Reporter, 21 December
"Conservatives hold both seats in Gravesend by-election"
News Shopper, 21 December
"Candidate accused of supporting eugenics"
Malling Chronicle, 20 December
"UKIP candidate Geoffrey Clark apologises for Down's abortion comments"
This is Kent, 18 December

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