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Strood South Cllr Catriona Brown-Reckless resigns

Ukip councillor Catriona Brown Reckless has resigned from Medway Council, triggering a by-election in Strood South.

Cllr Brown-Reckless' resignation was announced today and a by-election is set to be held by November 10.

UKIP's Richard Thorne applauds at Catriona Brown-Reckless is elected for Strood South
UKIP's Richard Thorne applauds at Catriona Brown-Reckless is elected for Strood South

The Strood South councillor was elected in May 2015 and was Ukip's deputy leader in Medway.

Her husband Mark Reckless, the former Ukip MP for Rochester and Strood and himself a former Medway Tory councillor, was elected to Welsh Assembly for South Wales East in May this year.

His defection to Ukip in 2014 sparked a by-election which he won but he lost the seat to the Conservative candidate Kelly Tolhurst in last year's general election.

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