Medway Elects
Nick Bowler
Councillor for Rochester East

Terms of Office

Nick Bowler has served the following terms of office:

Medway Council
  Rochester East 1 May 2003 -
2007 to 2008: Deputy Mayor
2003 to 2004: Mayor
  Troy Town 4 May 2000 - 1 May 2003

Committee Appointments

Nick Bowler serves on the following committees:

Licensing and Safety Committee
Planning Committee

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 Nick Bowler received each year for these was:

YearBasicSpecial ResponsibilityTravel & SubsistenceTotal
2017/2018£8,889.00£3,762.00£0.00£12,651.00
2016/2017£8,836.00£3,900.00£84.00£12,820.00
2015/2016£8,783.00£3,623.00£56.00£12,462.00
2014/2015£8,730.84£3,663.36£36.00£12,430.20
2013/2014£8,730.84£3,663.36£76.80£12,471.00
2012/2013£8,755.37£3,673.65£84.80£12,513.82
2011/2012£9,025.20£3,786.84£91.60£12,903.64
2010/2011£9,025.20£3,786.84£118.00£12,930.04
2009/2010£9,025.20£3,786.84£141.60£12,953.64
2008/2009£8,935.80£4,448.20£54.80£13,438.80
2007/2008£8,696.64£8,811.57£184.50£17,692.71
2006/2007£8,486.63£0.00£33.60£8,520.23
2005/2006£8,243.40£180.00£89.20£8,512.60
Totals£114,163.12£47,085.66£1,050.90£162,299.68

Allowances information is only available from 2005 onwards. Click on a year to see how Nick Bowler'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. Nick Bowler's attendance record is as follows:

Term Present Absent Attendance
2015-2019 20 1 95.2%
2011-2015 23 2 92.0%
2007-2011 11 1 91.7%
Total 54 4 93.1%

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 Nick Bowler are as follows:

2015 to 2019

2011 to 2015

2007 to 2011

2003 to 2007

2000 to 2003

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

Nick Bowler has stood in the following elections:

Medway Council
2019: Rochester East
 Nick Bowler
2015: Rochester East
 Nick Bowler1,721Elected
2011: Rochester East
 Nick Bowler1,531Elected
2007: Rochester East
 Nicholas Paul Bowler1,482Elected
2003: Rochester East
 Nicholas Paul Bowler1,050Elected
2000: Troy Town
 Nicholas Paul Bowler733Elected

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