UKIP Win Rochester And Strood By-Election

Mark Reckless has won the Rochester and Strood by-election, giving the UK Independence Party its second elected MP.

The former Conservative won 16,867 votes for his new party, beating his former party by 2,920. Kelly Tolhurst took 13,947 for the Conservatives, while Naushabah Khan took 6,713 for Labour.

Mr Reckless joins another former Conservative who also defected to UKIP, MP Douglas Carswell.


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