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Cameron appeals to Rochester and Strood byelection voters

David Cameron has made his first foray into the crucial Rochester and Strood byelection with an appeal to voters to give him "one last go" at negotiating a better deal for Britain in Europe.

The Prime Minister - who is desperate to prevent another Conservative seat falling to Ukip's "people's army" - insisted that only he could deliver on his promised in/out referendum on membership of the EU.

With Tory MPs under instructions to make at least three campaign visits to the Kent constituency - and Cabinet ministers at least five - the Conservative high command is committed to do all it can to halt Nigel Farage's battle for the seat.

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Cameron: 'Further action' needed on migration control

David Cameron said "further action" is needed to establish more effective control of migration as he visited Rochester - the constituency where Tory defector Mark Reckless will stand for Ukip.

Prime Minister David Cameron at Wainscott Memorial Hall in Rochester today. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Reports have suggested that Cameron is considering a range of options to limit the number of EU jobseekers entering the UK, he will make clear to his European counterparts that he will campaign for a British exit during an in/out referendum if he does not get what he wants.

The Prime Minister is coming under intense pressure from Conservative backbenchers to make his negotiating position clearer ahead of the Rochester and Strood byelection on November 20.

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