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Claws out in Rochester: Mark Reckless not worried by Tory candidate

Claws out in Rochester: Mark Reckless not worried by Tory candidate
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Things are getting heated in Rochester after Conservative HQ announced that the lacklustre Kelly Tolhurst will return as their candidate for the general election.

The businesswoman put on a dismal display when she represented the Tories in the recent by-election against Mark Reckless.

Reckless won then, and judging by his recent retweets, the Ukip MP is confident he can retain the seat come what May:

@marwilk @MarkReckless @BBCPolitics @UKIP True. The Tory's kitchen sink was full of vote losing Kelly and her mind numbing rhetoric.

— Debra Stevens (@Debra_Stevens) January 6, 2015

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