Unemployment in Rochester & Strood down again

Kelly Tolhurst MP and George OsborneThe Rochester and Strood unemployment figures for December 2015 were published this week and they show that joblessness is moving in the right direction in our area. During the election we pledged to reduce unemployment.

These latest figures show that Government policy is continuing to work.
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English Votes for English Laws: Delivered

English Votes on English LawsIn our manifesto, we committed to English Votes for English Laws – and we’ve now delivered it.

The Housing Bill was the first piece of legislation to be subject to the new system.

It wasn’t fair that Scottish MPs could have a decisive say on laws that only affect people who live in England. Read more

PCC candidate criticises Ann Barnes’ record

Matthew Scott PCCMatthew Scott, Conservative Candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner, has criticised Ann Barnes for presiding over cuts to firearms officers during her time in office (9 January).

Home Office figures showed that between March 2013 and March 2015, the number of firearms officers in Kent fell from 72 to 66, whereas nationally, the number had increased.

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Matthew Scott selected as Kent’s PCC Candidate

Matthew ScottRochester and Strood Conservatives (RSCCA) would like to take the opportunity to congratulate Matthew Scott on his selection as Conservative Candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner in next year’s elections.

Matthew, from Swanley, attended Beth’s Grammar School before graduating in Public Policy, Government and Management at the University of Birmingham. He works as the office manager for government whip David Evenett. He has worked for a major grocery chain as a baker and then night-shift worker, and he currently works in Parliament.

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