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Rochester and Strood

Rochester and Strood is a constituency in Kent, in the South East of England. The seat has been held by Kelly Tolhurst (Conservative) since May 2015.

Current MP

Name: Kelly Tolhurst

First elected: 2015-05-07

Party: Conservative

Kelly Tolhurst is the Conservative MP for Rochester and Strood, and has been an MP continuously since 7 May 2015. She currently holds the Government post of Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Housing, Communities and Local Government).

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The people of Rochester and Strood have contributed a total of 15,940 signatures to 604 currently open petitions. That's above average.

Top petitions in Rochester and Strood

Open petitions with the most signatures
  1. End child food poverty – no child should be going hungry
    Opened on Wednesday 14th October 2020
    994 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  2. Implement sanctions against the Nigerian Government and officials
    Opened on Tuesday 20th October 2020
    682 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  3. Extend maternity leave by 3 months with pay in light of COVID-19
    Opened on Monday 20th April 2020
    492 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  4. Provide financial help to zoos, aquariums, & rescue centres during the pandemic.
    Opened on Thursday 30th April 2020
    431 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  5. Allow football fans to attend matches at all levels
    Opened on Tuesday 29th September 2020
    385 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  6. Take action to stop illegal immigration and rapidly remove illegal immigrants
    Opened on Wednesday 8th July 2020
    378 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  7. Allow Zoos and Wildlife attractions to reopen with social distancing in place
    Opened on Tuesday 9th June 2020
    371 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  8. Give all key workers a 100% tax and Nat. Ins. holiday through COVID-19 crisis
    Opened on Wednesday 1st April 2020
    363 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  9. Require universities to partially refund tuition fees for 20/21 due to Covid-19
    Opened on Wednesday 29th July 2020
    358 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  10. Teach Britain's colonial past as part of the UK's compulsory curriculum
    Opened on Wednesday 10th June 2020
    330 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  11. Prevent gyms closing due to a spike in Covid 19 cases
    Opened on Wednesday 12th August 2020
    318 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  12. Broker a ceasefire for all sides in Yemen to carry out humanitarian aid
    Opened on Thursday 16th July 2020
    315 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  13. Offer more support to the arts (particularly Theatres and Music) amidst COVID-19
    Opened on Monday 15th June 2020
    294 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  14. Let Us Dance - Support nightclubs, dance music events and festivals
    Opened on Thursday 30th July 2020
    260 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  15. Allow gyms and leisure centres to reopen
    Opened on Wednesday 22nd April 2020
    259 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  16. Prevent any restrictions on those who refuse a Covid-19 vaccination
    Opened on Tuesday 4th August 2020
    254 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  17. Increase Number of Guests Permitted at Weddings, according to Venue Capacity
    Opened on Tuesday 4th August 2020
    243 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  18. Reduce curriculum content for year 10 & 12 students who will sit exams in 2021.
    Opened on Monday 1st June 2020
    243 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  19. Require councils to suspend council tax payments during the coronavirus outbreak
    Opened on Thursday 26th March 2020
    225 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  20. Ban the exploitative import of young puppies for sale in the UK.
    Opened on Saturday 27th June 2020
    223 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

Open petitions of local interest
  1. Abolish charges for women changing their maiden to married name on passports
    Opened on Monday 12th October 2020
    13 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  2. Fund weekly veg and fruit boxes for all families and individuals on low income
    Opened on Wednesday 23rd September 2020
    17 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  3. Increase minimum and maximum sentences for all crimes against children
    Opened on Tuesday 18th August 2020
    109 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  4. Implement sanctions against the Nigerian Government and officials
    Opened on Tuesday 20th October 2020
    682 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  5. Provide financial help to zoos, aquariums, & rescue centres during the pandemic.
    Opened on Thursday 30th April 2020
    431 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  6. End child food poverty – no child should be going hungry
    Opened on Wednesday 14th October 2020
    994 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  7. Take action to stop illegal immigration and rapidly remove illegal immigrants
    Opened on Wednesday 8th July 2020
    378 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  8. Allow Zoos and Wildlife attractions to reopen with social distancing in place
    Opened on Tuesday 9th June 2020
    371 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  9. Extend maternity leave by 3 months with pay in light of COVID-19
    Opened on Monday 20th April 2020
    492 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  10. Give all key workers a 100% tax and Nat. Ins. holiday through COVID-19 crisis
    Opened on Wednesday 1st April 2020
    363 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  11. Give business with prolonged closure due to Covid-19 additional grant funding
    Opened on Friday 10th July 2020
    25 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  12. Allow football fans to attend matches at all levels
    Opened on Tuesday 29th September 2020
    385 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  13. Require universities to partially refund tuition fees for 20/21 due to Covid-19
    Opened on Wednesday 29th July 2020
    358 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  14. Increase Number of Guests Permitted at Weddings, according to Venue Capacity
    Opened on Tuesday 4th August 2020
    243 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  15. Allow gyms and leisure centres to reopen
    Opened on Wednesday 22nd April 2020
    259 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  16. Offer more support to the arts (particularly Theatres and Music) amidst COVID-19
    Opened on Monday 15th June 2020
    294 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  17. Require councils to suspend council tax payments during the coronavirus outbreak
    Opened on Thursday 26th March 2020
    225 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  18. Let Us Dance - Support nightclubs, dance music events and festivals
    Opened on Thursday 30th July 2020
    260 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  19. Broker a ceasefire for all sides in Yemen to carry out humanitarian aid
    Opened on Thursday 16th July 2020
    315 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  20. Protect the UK's dwindling hedgehog population before it's too late.
    Opened on Thursday 1st October 2020
    145 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

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