South Thanet

South Thanet is a constituency in Kent, in the South East of England. The seat has been held by Craig Mackinlay (Conservative) since May 2015.

2015 General Election

The 2015 General Election was held on 7 May 2015. A total of 11 candidates ran for election.

Summary

CON
Conservative Hold
Majority
2,812
Electorate
70,970
Turnout
69.6%

You can view more detailed information about this election result on the election result pages.

Share of the vote

The graph below shows the share of the vote across all the candidates.

Breakdown

The table below shows the individual vote breakdown for each candidate.

Candidate/Party Votes Share Change
Craig Mackinlay
Conservative
18,838 38.1% -9.9%
Nigel Farage
UK Independence Party
16,026 32.4% 26.9%
Will Scobie
Labour
11,740 23.8% -7.6%
Ian Driver
Green Party
1,076 2.2% 2.2%
Russell Timpson
Liberal Democrat
932 1.9% -13.2%
Al Murray
Independent
318 0.6% 0.6%
Ruth Bailey
Manston Airport Independent Party
191 0.4% 0.4%
Nigel Askew
We Are The Reality Party
126 0.3% 0.3%
Grahame Birchall
Party for a United Thanet
63 0.1% 0.1%
Dean McCastree
Independent
61 0.1% 0.1%
Zebadiah Abu-Obadiah
Al-Zebabist Nation of Ooog
30 0.1% 0.1%