Like so many, Medway has been my home since birth and I expect to carry on living here for many years to come. That is why I want our Local Plan to be visionary and ensure our towns become prosperous and continue to be wonderful places to call home.
Rochester and Strood's GP practices are under increasing strain to provide the service necessary for a growing population. We have already seen a couple of single-handed practices close which adds to the pressure on others.
Predatory development and plans to build on our green spaces have caused deep stress and anxiety, particularly out on the Hoo Peninsula which is one of the most beautiful parts of North Kent. While some development is necessary the numbers proposed around Hoo and Lodge Hill are absurd.
North Kent has been neglected for some time when it comes to investment, and since the closure of the dockyards and the cement industry Medway sadly suffered but we now have a great opportunity to put our area and the wonderful things we have to shout about back on the map.
Copyright 2018 Kelly Tolhurst MP Member of Parliament for Rochester and Strood. All rights reserved.