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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 24,600 signatures to 790 currently open petitions. That's 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
    1,575 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  2. End child food poverty – no child should be going hungry
    Opened on Wednesday 14th October 2020
    1,304 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
    1,034 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  4. 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

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

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

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

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

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

  10. Limit the Sale and Use of Fireworks to Organisers of Licensed Displays Only
    Opened on Tuesday 21st July 2020
    556 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

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

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

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

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

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

  16. 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

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

  18. Keep gyms open during Tier 4 lockdown
    Opened on Monday 21st December 2020
    295 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. Cancel GCSEs and A Levels in 2021
    Opened on Wednesday 19th August 2020
    266 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
    1,575 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Reclose schools and colleges due to increase in COVID-19 cases
    Opened on Tuesday 22nd September 2020
    1,034 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

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

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

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

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

  10. End child food poverty – no child should be going hungry
    Opened on Wednesday 14th October 2020
    1,304 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

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

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

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

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

  15. Limit the Sale and Use of Fireworks to Organisers of Licensed Displays Only
    Opened on Tuesday 21st July 2020
    556 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

  16. 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

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

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

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

  20. Lower the age you are offered a cervical screening (smear test) from 25 to 16
    Opened on Tuesday 4th August 2020
    189 signatures so far in Rochester and Strood

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