Kent Police have confirmed that they are investigating allegations that ballot boxes may have been tampered with, in what was one of the highest profile election battles in the country last week.
Last Friday morning, Nigel Farage was defeated in his attempt to become an MP in South Thanet for UKIP. He lost to the Conservative candidate by more than 2,800 votes.
But after claims that ballot boxes were interfered with, Kent Police say they are now conducting enquiries into electoral fraud in the constituency. Here's our Political Correspondent, Phil Hornby.
Kent Police have confirmed that they are looking into an allegation of electoral fraud in the Thanet South constituency seat.
The leader of UKIP Nigel Farage temporarily resigned as party head over the weekend after he failed to win the seat. Instead, Craig Mackinlay, a Conservative became the Thanet South MP after last Thursday's General Election. He won 18,838 votes compared to Mr Farage's 16,026.
UKIP took control of Thanet District Council in following the local elections counton Saturday.
Kent Police are looking into an allegation of electoral fraud in Thanet South, the seat which Ukip leader Nigel Farage failed to win at the general election.