Rainham Central by-election

3 November 2016

I, the undersigned, being the Returning Officer for the ward hereby give notice that the number of votes given for each candidate in the Rainham Central ward by-election was as follows:

  • Janice (Jan) Aldous from The Conservative Party: 1448
  • Simon Allen from the Labour Party: 320
  • Paul Chaplin from the Liberal Democrats: 137
  • George Geoffrey Meegan from the Green Party: 61
  • Mark Mencattelli from UKIP: 389
  • Michael (Mike) Ian Russell from the English Democrats: 14

I declare that Janice Aldous has been elected as Councillor for the Rainham Central ward.

Rejected Votes

The number of votes rejected and not counted by me at this election was:

  • For want of Official Mark: 0
  • For voting for more than one candidate: 1
  • For writing or marks by which the voter could be identified: 0
  • For being unmarked or voided for uncertainty: 3
  • Total: 4

Verification statement

As Returning Officer I declare that having conducted the verification of ballot papers for this by-election:

  • The total number of verified ballot papers from the polling stations: 1,347
  • The total number of verified postal ballot papers: 1,026
  • The total number of ballot papers verified: 2,373
  • The electorate as of today is: 9,887
  • Turnout: 24%