The UKIP anti-EU party defeated the conservatives of British Prime Minister David Cameron
Mark Reckless, UKIP candidate, the UK Independence Party, was a conservative parliamentarian until he defected in September. He received 16.867 votes, or just over 42% of the votes in the Rochester and Strood constituency in southeastern England.
The conservative candidate placed second, with 13.947 votes, and the Labour party was in the third place, with 6.713 votes.
The participation rate was of 50.67%, Reuters added.