Rochester And Strood By-Election Underway

Polls are now open in the Rochester and Strood by-election.

Thirteen candidates are competing for the seat vacated by Mark Reckless, who defected to UKIP from the Conservatives.

Polls opened at 7am this morning and will remain open until 10pm.

Mr Reckless will contest the seat for UKIP, alongside Kelly Tolhurst for the Conservatives, Naushabah Khan for Labour, Geoff Juby for the Lib Dems and Clive Gregory of the Green Party.

Also standing are Hairy Knorm Davidson of the Official Monster Raving Loony Party, Independents Mike Barker, Christopher Challis, Stephen Goldsbrough and Charlotte Rose; Jayda Fransen of Britain First, Nick Long of People Before Profit and Dave Osborn of the Patriotic Socialist Party.

The results will be anounced on Friday.


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