The General Election results for Thanet are finally in.
Conservative Craig Mackinlay has taken the South Thanet seat with more than 56% of the vote.
He polled 27,084 votes, some 10,587 ahead of nearest competitor Rebecca Gordon Nesbitt who gained 16,497 votes.
Mr Mackinlay thanked his wife, Party and former campaigner Wayne Elliot.
He said: “The people of South Thanet want to get Brexit done and move on.”
He said the issue had paralysed Parliament and added: “It looks like there is a significant Conservative majority to get this country back on track again.”
He thanked Green’s Becky Wing and Lib Dem Martyn Pennington but criticised the nature of the Labour campaign, prompting some anger from supporters of Rebecca Gordon Nesbitt.
Veteran Conservative Sir Roger Gale, who has held the North Thanet seat since 1983, has again been elected with 30,066 votes – equalling 62% of the poll. Labour’s Dr Coral Jones took 12,877 – 27%.
Sir Roger thanked wife Suzy, his campaign team and office staff.
He added: “I would like to thank Angie Curwen and Rob Edwards for a courteous, clean campaign.”
Sir Roger added that he was humbled at being elected again.
Conservative Craig Mackinlay, 27,084 (56%)
Labour Rebecca Gordon- Nesbitt, 16,497 (34%)
Lib Dem Martyn Pennington. 2,727 (6%)
Green Party Becky Wing 1,949 (4%)
Conservative Sir Roger Gale, 30,066 (62%)
Labour Dr Coral Jones, 12,877 (27%)
Lib Dem Angie Curwen 3,439 (7%)
Green Party Rob Edwards. 1,796 (4%)
Turn out North Thanet 66.56% and 48,428 ballot papers for an electorate of 72,756.
South Thanet 66.19%, and 48,468 ballot papers for an electorate of 73,223.
The figures are a slight dip on the 2017 General Election turn out which was South Thanet 68.91% and in North Thanet 66.63%.
Conservatives take power with a majority government. The Party needed 326 seats for overall control and were projected to take 363. Currently (5.24am) the party has achieved 339 seats with Labour on 200.
Final result: Con 365, Lab 203, SNP 48, Lib Dem 11, DUP 8, Sinn Fein 7, Plaid Cymru 4, Green 1, Other 3
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