Medway Elects
Kelly Tolhurst
MP for Rochester & Strood

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:

YearBasicSpecial ResponsibilityTravel & SubsistenceTotal

Allowances information is only available from 2005 onwards. Click on a year to see how Kelly Tolhurst's allowances compared to the other councillors.

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:

Term Present Absent Attendance
2015-2019 13 2 86.7%
2011-2015 23 2 92.0%
Total 36 4 90.0%

Attendance records are only available from February 2010 onwards.

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:

2015 to 2019

2011 to 2015

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:

Year Salary Office Parliamentary Total Expenses
2017/2018 £76,011.00 £130,364.06 £15,798.10 £146,162.16
2016/2017 £74,961.96 £117,246.07 £12,041.20 £129,287.27
2015/2016 £66,365.12 £84,991.92 £9,246.31 £94,238.23

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
2015: Rochester West
  Kelly Jane Tolhurst 2,418 Elected
2011: Rochester West
  Kelly Tolhurst 1,336 Elected

UK Parliament
2017: Rochester & Strood
 Kelly Jane Tolhurst29,232Elected
2015: Rochester & Strood
 Kelly Jane Tolhurst23,142Elected
2014: Rochester & Strood
 Kelly Tolhurst13,947Not Elected

Click on the election name to see the full election results.

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