Strood South by-election

20 October 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 Strood South ward by-election was as follows:

  • Isabelle Cherry from the Liberal Democrats: 62
  • Stephen Dyke from the Green Party: 74
  • Issac Igwe from the Labour Party: 521
  • Josie Iles from The Conservative Party: 724
  • Mike Russell from the English Democrats: 23
  • Karl Weller from UKIP: 480

I declare that Josie Iles from The Conservative Party has been elected as Councillor for the Strood South 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: 6
  • Total: 7

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: 740
  • The total number of verified postal ballot papers: 1,151
  • The total number of ballot papers verified: 1,891
  • The electorate as of today: 11,297
  • Turnout: 16.74%