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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.

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The people of Rochester and Strood have contributed a total of 23,639 signatures to 797 currently open petitions. That's well above average.

Top petitions in Rochester and Strood

Open petitions with the most signatures
  1. Close schools in Tier 4 areas
    Opened on Monday 21st December 2020
    1,579 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  2. End child food poverty – no child should be going hungry
    Opened on Wednesday 14th October 2020
    1,310 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  3. Reclose schools and colleges due to increase in COVID-19 cases
    Opened on Tuesday 22nd September 2020
    1,037 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  4. Prioritise teachers, school and childcare staff for Covid-19 vaccination
    Opened on Tuesday 20th October 2020
    1,018 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  5. Implement a two week school lockdown before 24 December to save Christmas
    Opened on Friday 2nd October 2020
    984 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  6. Reduce University student tuition fees from £9250 to £3000
    Opened on Monday 5th October 2020
    979 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

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

  8. Make dog theft a specific criminal offence
    Opened on Friday 20th November 2020
    587 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  9. Do not rollout Covid-19 vaccine passports
    Opened on Wednesday 20th January 2021
    530 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  10. Tom’s Law - Give police the power to suspend driving licences
    Opened on Friday 25th September 2020
    515 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  11. Urge the Indian Government to ensure safety of protestors & press freedom
    Opened on Thursday 17th December 2020
    505 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  12. Cancel GCSE and A-levels in 2021 replace with Course Work and Teacher Assessment
    Opened on Tuesday 29th December 2020
    450 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  13. Extend the Stamp Duty Holiday for an additional 6 months after 31st March 2021
    Opened on Thursday 1st October 2020
    407 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

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

  15. Make verified ID a requirement for opening a social media account.
    Opened on Friday 5th March 2021
    356 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  16. Seek Europe-wide Visa-free work permit for Touring professionals and Artists
    Opened on Tuesday 22nd December 2020
    352 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  17. Do not restrict our rights to peaceful protest.
    Opened on Tuesday 16th March 2021
    307 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  18. Keep gyms open during Tier 4 lockdown
    Opened on Monday 21st December 2020
    296 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  19. Allow teacher predicted grades for BTEC students
    Opened on Monday 7th September 2020
    280 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  20. Keep schools closed until May
    Opened on Thursday 11th February 2021
    278 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

Open petitions of local interest
  1. Close schools in Tier 4 areas
    Opened on Monday 21st December 2020
    1,579 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  2. Create a rent cap of £700 PCM and give extra protections to renters
    Opened on Monday 1st March 2021
    16 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  3. Implement a two week school lockdown before 24 December to save Christmas
    Opened on Friday 2nd October 2020
    984 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  4. 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

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

  6. Tom’s Law - Give police the power to suspend driving licences
    Opened on Friday 25th September 2020
    515 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  7. Reclose schools and colleges due to increase in COVID-19 cases
    Opened on Tuesday 22nd September 2020
    1,037 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

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

  9. Urge the Indian Government to ensure safety of protestors & press freedom
    Opened on Thursday 17th December 2020
    505 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  10. Prioritise teachers, school and childcare staff for Covid-19 vaccination
    Opened on Tuesday 20th October 2020
    1,018 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  11. Prioritise brownfield development in law to protect our green belt and farmland
    Opened on Tuesday 23rd February 2021
    100 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  12. Reduce University student tuition fees from £9250 to £3000
    Opened on Monday 5th October 2020
    979 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  13. End child food poverty – no child should be going hungry
    Opened on Wednesday 14th October 2020
    1,310 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  14. Cancel GCSE and A-levels in 2021 replace with Course Work and Teacher Assessment
    Opened on Tuesday 29th December 2020
    450 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  15. Make dog theft a specific criminal offence
    Opened on Friday 20th November 2020
    587 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  16. Extend the Stamp Duty Holiday for an additional 6 months after 31st March 2021
    Opened on Thursday 1st October 2020
    407 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  17. To create a Remembrance Day for healthcare workers who died from COVID-19
    Opened on Monday 7th December 2020
    14 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  18. Do not rollout Covid-19 vaccine passports
    Opened on Wednesday 20th January 2021
    530 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  19. Ryan's Law: Widen definition of 'death by dangerous driving'
    Opened on Tuesday 2nd March 2021
    248 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  20. Make verified ID a requirement for opening a social media account.
    Opened on Friday 5th March 2021
    356 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

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