Labour and Tories ""neck and neck

PUBLISHED: 03:08 07 May 2010 | UPDATED: 11:41 23 August 2010

FIGURES show that at 1.30am Labour and Conservatives are neck and neck.

FIGURES show that at 1.30am Labour and Conservatives are neck and neck.

Counting in Gravesham officially began at 1am.

Labour candidate Kathryn Smith, despite her injuries sustained in a car crash 10 days ago, was in bullish mood, attacking the fact that the election had been fought on personality, rather that policy, but was confident of an upset.

She said: ""It is too early to say in Gravesham so I won't predict but I am confident we can return to a Labour area."

Geoffrey Clark, UKIP candidate, is hoping to double or treble the achievement of Geoff Coates in 2005 who gained 850 votes.

Alice Dartnell, an independent candidate, said: "If I have inspired 100 people who wouldn't normally have voted to do so then that is a success.

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