News en Chancellor Sets out Budget to Level up Economy and Tackle Coronavirus <p> </p>&#13; &#13; <p>Today’s Budget has set out the Government’s economic plans for the next year, delivering on our manifesto promises and protecting the UK economy.  There are six key parts:</p> Fri, 13 Mar 2020 17:19:29 +0000 5558 at MP Kelly Tolhurst Seeks Improvements on Air Quality in Medway <p>Rochester and Strood MP Kelly Tolhurst has been in contact with Medway Council regarding concerns about local air quality.</p> Fri, 14 Feb 2020 12:46:49 +0000 5557 at Rochester and Strood MP Welcomes Parental Bereavement Leave Legislation <p>Minister for Labour Markets, Kelly Tolhurst MP, has been pleased to welcome the new legislation today which will give all employed parents who lose a child a right to take 2 weeks’ off work, irrespective of how long they worked for their employer.</p>&#13; &#13; <p>This will apply to employed parents who lose a child under the age of 18, or suffer a stillbirth from 24 weeks of pregnancy.</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2020 18:59:27 +0000 5556 at Kelly Tolhurst MP Welcomes Huge £14bn Government Investment for Schools <p><strong><u>Kelly Tolhurst MP Welcomes Huge £14bn Government Investment for Schools</u></strong></p>&#13; &#13; <p>Member of Parliament for Rochester and Strood, Kelly Tolhurst MP, has been pleased to welcome the Government’s announcement of a £14 billion investment to all schools over the next three years.</p> Thu, 24 Oct 2019 13:27:45 +0000 5549 at The Queen's Speech 2019 <p>Yesterday, Her Majesty The Queen opened a new session of Parliament and laid out the Government’s ambitious positive domestic agenda for the year ahead. Focused on our clear priorities of getting Brexit done, investing in our NHS, tackling violent crime, and dealing with the cost of living.</p>&#13; &#13; <p>By getting Brexit done, we will end the uncertainty and get on with an ambitious programme to build a brighter future for everyone in this country.</p> Tue, 15 Oct 2019 09:12:52 +0000 5546 at Kelly Tolhurst supports Baby Loss Awareness Week 2019 <p>It’s Baby Loss Awareness Week! Following a debate on this topic in the House of Commons yesterday, I wanted to write about the great work which is going on in Medway to support people who have been affected by the tragic loss of a baby. This week, we have seen the launch of the ‘Out of Sight, Out of Mind’ report which calls for better access to psychological support services for those who have experienced baby loss.</p> Wed, 09 Oct 2019 13:42:42 +0000 5545 at Kelly Tolhurst MP Pleased High Court Rejects Unsustainable Gladman Development <p>The MP for Rochester and Strood, Kelly Tolhurst, has been pleased to hear that a High Court judge has decided to throw out an appeal for 225 new homes in Cliffe Woods originally submitted by Gladman.</p> Fri, 16 Aug 2019 09:28:11 +0000 5544 at Kelly Tolhurst MP: Are you Rochester & Strood’s Best Small Shop? <p>Kelly Tolhurst MP is calling on Rochester and Strood’s small shopkeepers to enter the Best Small Shops Competition, celebrating the creativity of small shops and the central role they play in their local community.</p>&#13; &#13; <p>The Best Small Shops Competition is open to any small shop* operating in the UK. The competition is free to enter and all shops who enter will also be promoted to consumers through an online Indie Retail Directory.</p> Mon, 12 Aug 2019 12:32:51 +0000 5543 at Kelly Tolhurst MP Attends Commemorations at Army Reserves Centre Thu, 08 Aug 2019 10:15:48 +0000 5542 at Local MP Meets Prince Charles At Buckingham Palace Reception <p>Kelly Tolhurst, Member of Parliament for Rochester and Strood, met with His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales and other senior members of the Royal Family last week to attend the award ceremony to congratulate the winners of the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise 2019.</p> Thu, 25 Jul 2019 14:40:00 +0000 5541 at