Kelly Tolhurst

Conservative MP for Rochester and Strood

@kellytolhurst https://facebook.com/rochesterandstroodkelly

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Kelly Tolhurst’s voting in Parliament

Kelly Tolhurst is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, Kelly Tolhurst sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

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Kelly Tolhurst has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Chatham Docks 16 Sep 2021

    I am extremely proud of my constituency, its people and its history, particularly our great maritime history and the connection with our river, the Medway, which has been a significant contributing factor in how the five Medway towns—Rochester, Chatham, Strood, Gillingham and Rainham—have developed over the centuries. The towns have been a hive of industry and innovation, and home to...
  • Chatham Docks 16 Sep 2021

    I am extremely proud of my constituency, its people and its history, particularly our great maritime history and the connection with our river, the Medway, which has been a significant contributing factor in how the five Medway towns—Rochester, Chatham, Strood, Gillingham and Rainham—have developed over the centuries. The towns have been a hive of industry and innovation, and home to...

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Conservative MP for Rochester and Strood

Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election

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Topics of interest

Kelly Tolhurst campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department for Transport
  • Ministry of Housing
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Department for Communities and Local Government
  • Department for Education
  • Ports: Competition
  • Aviation
  • Ports: Fees and Charges
  • Local Plans
  • Housing Infrastructure Fund

Other offices held in the past

  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Housing, Communities and Local Government) (8 Sep 2020 to 16 Jan 2021)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport) (13 Feb 2020 to 8 Sep 2020)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (19 Jul 2018 to 13 Feb 2020)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (9 Jan 2018 to 19 Jul 2018)
  • Member, Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee (17 Oct 2016 to 13 Mar 2017)
  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (15 Jul 2015 to 7 Nov 2016)
  • Member, Business, Innovation and Skills Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 17 Oct 2016)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Sep 2021.

7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Skipper UK Ltd, a marine paint distributors and marine surveyors company (see category 8 below). (Registered 03 June 2015)
8. Miscellaneous
Unremunerated director at Skipper UK Ltd. (Registered 03 June 2015)
Unpaid independent Trustee of the Chatham Maritime Trust, which looks after the former Chatham Dockyard for the benefit of local people and the wider public. (Registered 09 April 2019)

View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

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