Medway Elects
Gary Etheridge

Councillor for Strood Rural

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Terms of Office

Gary Etheridge has served the following terms of office:

Medway Council

Strood Rural
  7 May 2015 -

Committee Appointments

Gary Etheridge serves on the following committees:

Business Support Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Health and Wellbeing Board
Planning Committee
Regeneration, Culture and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Chairman)

Click on the name of a committee above to see all its members and find out what role the committee plays on the Council.

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 Gary Etheridge received each year for these was:

2018/2019 2018/2019 2018/2019 £17,699.00

Basic £8,987.00
Special Responsibility £8,712.00
Travel & Subsistence £0.00
All councillors

2017/2018 2017/2018 2017/2018 £12,748.00

Basic £8,889.00
Special Responsibility £3,859.00
Travel & Subsistence £0.00
All councillors

2016/2017 2016/2017 2016/2017 £12,608.00

Basic £8,836.00
Special Responsibility £3,772.00
Travel & Subsistence £0.00
All councillors

2015/2016 2015/2016 2015/2016 £10,926.00

Basic £7,815.00
Special Responsibility £3,111.00
Travel & Subsistence £0.00
All councillors

Total Total £53,981.00

Basic £34,527.00
Special Responsibility £19,454.00
Travel & Subsistence £0.00

Allowances information is only available from 2005 onwards. Click on a year to see a detailed breakdown of Gary Etheridge's allowances. Click on "all councillors" to see how Gary Etheridge'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. Gary Etheridge's attendance record is as follows:

Attendance records are only available from February 2010 onwards. Click on "present" to see which meetings Gary Etheridge attended in each term or click on "absent" to see which meetings Gary Etheridge 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 Gary Etheridge are as follows:

Recorded votes are only available from December 2001 onwards. Click on a term to see how Gary Etheridge 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.

Electoral History

Gary Etheridge has stood in the following elections:

Medway Council

2 May 2019
Strood Rural
  Gary David James Etheridge 1,331 Elected

7 May 2015
Strood Rural
  Gary David James Etheridge 2,737 Elected

4 May 2000
  Gary David James Etheridge 366 Defeated

1 May 1997
Temple Farm
  Gary David James Etheridge 1,164 Defeated

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

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