Craig MacKinlay

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Craig Mackinlay has been the Conservative Party Member of Parliament for South Thanet since May 2015. [1]

MacKinlay was appointed to stand as the Conservative parliamentary candidate for South Thanet following the retirement of Laura Sandys, who had previously held the seat since 2010. [2]

The seat of South Thanet was tightly contested in the 2015 general election but MacKinlay defended the seat for the Conservatives defeating closest competitor and UKIP leader Nigel Farage by a majority of 2,812 votes. [3]



  1. Craig MacKinlay, accessed 27 May 2015
  2. Laura Sandys, accessed 27 May 2015
  3. Thanet South parliamentary constituency BBC News, 8 May 2015, accessed 27 May 2015
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Register of interests of members' secretaries and research assistants, 23 March 2016,, accessed 21 April 2016