Rochester and Strood

Is Mark Reckless set to become Ukip’s Head of Policy?

19 May 2015 21:03

Mark Reckless has been rather quiet during the recent Ukip wars. After losing Rochester & Strood to the Conservatives, it…

Ukip on course for victory in Rochester – but no Tory panic

21 November 2014 0:23

Counting is underway in the Rochester and Strood by-election and the early indications are that Ukip has won the seat…

Emily Thornberry resigns over Rochester Tweet

20 November 2014 22:32

Emily Thornberry has resigned from the shadow Cabinet for sending a Tweet that appeared to mock a Rochester voter who…

Emily Thornberry exposes Labour’s agony in Rochester

20 November 2014 16:49

The Tories expect to lose in Rochester tonight – and blame Labour. Had it not been imploding, they argue, the…

Why Rochester won’t provide much relief for Labour

16 November 2014 10:12

Thursday can’t come soon enough for shadow Cabinet loyalists. They believe that the Rochester by-election will provide Ed Miliband with…

Podcast: the death of the left, Rochester and Strood and equality in marriage

13 November 2014 8:50

Has Ed Miliband found himself on the wrong side of history? In this week’s View from 22 podcast, James Forsyth discusses…

Tory eurosceptics plot to use loss in Rochester to pressure Cameron

7 November 2014 17:03

Labour might be mired in misery this week, but at least it can take comfort that around the corner is…

Kelly Tolhurst wins Rochester primary on turnout of 5,688

23 October 2014 18:03

Kelly Tolhurst has won the open primary to be Conservative candidate for Rochester and Strood, I understand. The result is…

Ukip 13 points ahead in Rochester & Strood

22 October 2014 22:10

Tonight, we have a second poll from Rochester & Strood and it again shows Ukip ahead. Mark Reckless doesn’t lead…

Why the Tories think they can win in Rochester

17 October 2014 16:23

One of the bits of their Parliamentary party meeting this week that cheered Conservative MPs the most was a speech…

Why the Tories must win Rochester – and how they plan to do it

11 October 2014 16:40

Why are the Conservatives so serene after losing the Clacton by-election and seeing their vote collapse in Heywood and Middleton?…