Mark Reckless was elected Conservative MP for Rochester & Strood in 2010. In September 2014 he resigned in order to fight a by-election for his seat as a UKIP candidate.
Reckless lost his seat in the 2015 general election to the Conservative Party's Kelly Tolhurst by 7,133 votes.
- ↑ Mark Reckless defects to UKIP from Tories, BBC News, 27 September 2014.
- ↑ BBC News Rochester and Strood, accessed 21 May 2015.