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Kelly Tolhurst

MP for Rochester & Strood

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Terms of Office

Kelly Tolhurst has served the following terms of office:

Medway Council

Rochester West
  5 May 2011 - 12 Jan 2018

UK Parliament

Rochester & Strood
  7 May 2015 -

Councillors' Allowances

All councillors are entitled to a basic allowance and to claim for certain travel and subsistence expenses. Some councillors have special responsibilities (e.g. a cabinet portfolio or chairing a committee) and receive an additional allowance. The amount Kelly Tolhurst received each year for these was:

2017/2018 2017/2018 2017/2018 £0.00

Basic £0.00
Special Responsibility £0.00
Travel & Subsistence £0.00
All councillors

2016/2017 2016/2017 2016/2017 £0.00

Basic £0.00
Special Responsibility £0.00
Travel & Subsistence £0.00
All councillors

2015/2016 2015/2016 2015/2016 £3,307.00

Basic £1,464.00
Special Responsibility £1,843.00
Travel & Subsistence £0.00
All councillors

2014/2015 2014/2015 2014/2015 £19,720.92

Basic £8,730.84
Special Responsibility £10,990.08
Travel & Subsistence £0.00
All councillors

2013/2014 2013/2014 2013/2014 £18,361.93

Basic £8,730.84
Special Responsibility £9,631.09
Travel & Subsistence £0.00
All councillors

2012/2013 2012/2013 2012/2013 £8,755.37

Basic £8,755.37
Special Responsibility £0.00
Travel & Subsistence £0.00
All councillors

2011/2012 2011/2012 2011/2012 £8,158.34

Basic £8,079.01
Special Responsibility £0.00
Travel & Subsistence £79.33
All councillors

Total Total £58,303.56

Basic £35,760.06
Special Responsibility £22,464.17
Travel & Subsistence £79.33

Allowances information is only available from 2005 onwards. Click on a year to see a detailed breakdown of Kelly Tolhurst's allowances. Click on "all councillors" to see how Kelly Tolhurst's allowances compared to the other councillors for that year.

Attendance at Council Meetings

In addition to cabinet and committee meetings, the full Council meets six times a year and, unless there are extenuating circumstances, all councillors are expected to attend these meetings. Kelly Tolhurst's attendance record is as follows:

Attendance records are only available from February 2010 onwards. Click on "present" to see which meetings Kelly Tolhurst attended in each term or click on "absent" to see which meetings Kelly Tolhurst missed in each term.

Recorded Votes

Most decisions taken by councillors at meetings of the whole Council are made by unanimous agreement or, if the decision is disputed, by show of hands. However, the Council's Constitution states that in certain circumstances, or if six or more members request, a "recorded vote" may be taken, where each councillor's vote is recorded in the minutes of the meeting. The votes recorded for Kelly Tolhurst are as follows:

Recorded votes are only available from December 2001 onwards. Click on a term to see how Kelly Tolhurst voted during that term. Click on the subject of a vote to see the full details of the motion and how the other councillors voted.

MPs' Expenses

All Members of Parliament receive a basic salary and some receive an additional salary if they have specific jobs (although ministerial salaries are paid by a separate body and not listed here). MPs are also entitled to claim the London Area Living Payment (LALP) to help cover the increased cost of living in Central London, or otherwise claim accommodation expenses for a second property or hotel stays. They are also entitle to expenses to cover the cost of running their office (rent, essential bills and staff payroll) and essential travel. All expenses are within agreed limits set by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority.

The amount Kelly Tolhurst received each year in salary and expenses was:

2017/2018 £222,173.16

Salary
Basic Salary £76,011.00
Total £76,011.00

Office Running Costs
Office Costs £9,702.80
Staffing £120,661.26
Total £130,364.06

Other Parliamentary Costs
Travel £1,698.10
Accommodation £14,100.00
Total £15,798.10

Total Salary £76,011.00

Total Expenses £146,162.16

2016/2017 2016/2017 £204,249.23

2015/2016 2015/2016 £160,603.35

MPs' expenses information is only available from 2010 onwards. Click on a year to see a detailed breakdown of Kelly Tolhurst's salary and expenses.

Electoral History

Kelly Tolhurst has stood in the following elections:

Medway Council

7 May 2015
Rochester West
  Kelly Jane Tolhurst 2,418 Elected

5 May 2011
Rochester West
  Kelly Tolhurst 1,336 Elected

Click on the ward name to see the full results for that ward.

UK Parliament

8 June 2017
Rochester & Strood
  Kelly Jane Tolhurst 29,232 Elected

7 May 2015
Rochester & Strood
  Kelly Jane Tolhurst 23,142 Elected

20 November 2014
Rochester & Strood
  Kelly Tolhurst 13,947 Defeated

Click on the constituency name to see the full results for that constituency.

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