A former Leader of the Conservative Party has praised businesses in Chatham after a visit to the town’s High Street.
William Hague MP, who is now Leader of the House of Commons, spoke after a town centre walkabout as part of the Conservative Party’s by-election campaign on Wednesday.
He was invited to the area by Kelly Tolhurst, Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Rochester and Strood – which includes parts of Chatham.
Both William and Kelly talked to shoppers and visited businesses including JC Rook & Sons – a local butchers.
William Hague said:
“From my visit to Chatham High Street I could tell business is on the up in the town with a great mixture of independent and chain shops all bustling.
“This Government has overseen record levels of employment with more people enjoying the security of a regular pay packet which is good news for both employers and shoppers. “
Kelly Tolhurst added:
“It was fantastic to have William come down to Chatham and see first-hand what the town centre has to offer.
“I am so proud of my home and I will continue to bang the drum for Medway to the very top levels of Government.”