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MIchael rows the boat ashore

Contributed by editor on May 06, 2005 - 08:19 AM

MICHAEL ROWS THE BOAT ASHORE

Lib Dems are sinking in Shepway after Michael Howard doubled his majority in Folkestone and Hythe but has failed to become Britain's next Prime Minister.

With a 5.6% swing against Liberal Democrat candidate Peter Carroll, their hopes of "decapitating" the tories were dashed.

The full result

Michael Howard

Conservative

26,161

Peter Carroll

Liberal Democrat

14,481

Maureen Tomison

Labour

6,053

Hazel Dawe

Green

688

Petrina Holdsworth

UK Independence Party

619

Lord Toby Jug

Monster Raving Loony Party

175

Rodney Hylton-Potts

Get Britian Back Party

153

Grahame Leon-Smith

Senior Citizens Party

151

Sylvia Dunn

Peace and Progress

22

Majority

11,680

Turnout

48,503