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Mid Kent (UK Parliament constituency)

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.

Mid Kent
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Mid Kent constituency in Kent, showing boundaries used from 1983-1997
CountyKent
19831997
Number of membersOne
Replaced byFaversham & Mid Kent
Created fromMaidstone and Rochester & Chatham[1]

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.

BoundariesEdit

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.

The constituency was predominantly rural between the urban areas of Medway and Maidstone.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member[2] Party
1983 Andrew Rowe Conservative
1997 constituency abolished

Election resultsEdit

Elections in the 1980sEdit

General election 1983: Mid Kent[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Andrew Rowe 25,400 53.5 N/A
Liberal Allison Wainman 12,857 27.0 N/A
Labour Vernon Hull 8,928 18.8 N/A
Independent Dennis Delderfield 324 0.7 N/A
Majority 12,543 26.5
Turnout 47,509 71.4
Conservative win (new seat)
General election 1987: Mid Kent[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Andrew Rowe 28,719 55.1 +1.6
Liberal Graham Colley 13,951 26.8 −0.2
Labour Jack Hazelgrove 9,420 18.1 −0.7
Majority 14,768 28.3
Turnout 52,090 71.9
Conservative hold Swing +0.9

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General election 1992: Mid Kent[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Andrew Rowe 33,633 56.7 +1.6
Labour Timothy Robson 13,984 23.6 +5.5
Liberal Democrat Graham Colley 11,476 19.3 −7.4
Natural Law Gerard Valente 224 0.4 N/A
Majority 19,649 33.1 +4.8
Turnout 59,317 79.7 +7.8
Conservative hold Swing −2.0

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ "'Kent Mid', June 1983 up to May 1997". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Archived from the original on 12 March 2016. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "K" (part 1)
  3. ^ "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06.