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Rainham Central by-election, 2016

Conservative hold

A by-election was held for the Rainham Central ward of Medway Council on 3 November 2016 following the death of Conservative Cllr Mike O'Brien.

Jan Aldous held the seat for the Conservatives.

Result

Conservative
61.1%
UKIP
16.4%
Labour
13.5%
Liberal Democrats
5.8%
Green
2.6%
English Democrats
0.6%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Conservative Jan Aldous 1,448 61.1% +9.9%
UKIP Mark Mencattelli 389 16.4% -5.2%
Labour Simon Allen 320 13.5% -2.9%
Liberal Democrats Paul Chaplin 137 5.8% n/a
Green George Meegan 61 2.6% -5.2%
English Democrats Mike Russell 14 0.6% n/a
Turnout: 24.0% - Majority: 1,059 (44.7%) - Swing: 7.6% UKIP to Con


2015 Result (3 seats)

Conservative
51.2%
UKIP
21.6%
Labour
16.4%
Green
7.8%
TUSC
1.9%
Streatfield
1.1%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Conservative Rehman Chishti 4,386 51.2%
Conservative Barry Kemp 3,473
Conservative Mike O'Brien 3,115
UKIP Rebecca Mencattelli 1,854 21.6%
Labour Mark Last 1,405 16.4%
Labour Tarek Maddison 1,018
Labour James Smith 946
Green Mary Smith 665 7.8%
TUSC Carole Sammon 165 1.9%
Independent Karen Streatfield 92 1.1%
Turnout: not published - Majority: 1,261 (14.7%)


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