Tactical voting

Folkestone and Hythe

Our tactical voting recommendation in Folkestone and Hythe:
Vote Labour

Why vote Labour in Folkestone and Hythe?

Folkestone and Hythe has been a Conservative constituency for decades, although the Tory dominance has sometimes depended on an anti-Tory vote divided between two or more parties. In local government elections, all three progressive parties (Labour, Lib Dem and Greens) can win at ward level but the contest at general election level is between the two parties that might lead a government - Labour and Conservative. Polling indicates a close battle between Labour and the Conservatives in the 2024 election; the latest figures show Labour ahead although things can change during election campaigns and polls have been in error in previous elections. There is a genuine two-party contest between the Conservatives and Labour in Folkestone and Hythe for the first time. Supporters of other parties wishing to cast an effective vote for change are urged to back Labour.

Tactical voting decision based on

Current MP
Local factors

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About our data

Polling: Voting Intention for Folkestone and Hythe

MRP polling by Survation:

Selector of different research dates
30 Mar
04 Jun
15 Jun
Conservative 35.44%
Labour 39.09%
Liberal Democrats 8.88%
Reform 8.78%
Green 4.73%
Other 3.01%
Updated: 15 June 20:20

Remember, polling data alone should not be used for tactical voting. It's important to consider local factors and which party holds the seat.

How many people intend to vote tactically in Folkestone and Hythe?


What's happened in Folkestone and Hythe

Energy Bills


Percentage of constituents who are worried about not being able to pay their energy bills in the next year
Source: Survation MRP for 38 Degrees (February 2023)

Food Banks (Local)


visits (April 2017 - March 2018)


visits (April 2022 - March 2023)
Source: Trussell Trust (April 2023)

Food Banks (Great Britain)


visits (April 2009 - March 2010)


visits (April 2022 - March 2023)
Source: Trussell Trust (April 2023)


1 in 14

robberies, burglaries, and other thefts solved in your constabulary (June 2019 - June 2022)
Source: Home Office (2019 - 2022)

Ambulance Wait Times

36m 43s

Time in which 90% of emergency calls are responded to (November 2018)

1h 1m 42s

Time in which 90% of emergency calls are responded to (November 2023)
Source: NHS England (November 2018 - 2023)



people are estimated to be homeless in your region
Source: Shelter (December 2023)

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