Medway Elects
David Brake
Councillor for Walderslade
Portfolio Holder for Adult Services

Terms of Office

David Brake has served the following terms of office:

Medway Council
  Walderslade 3 May 2007 -
2010 to 2011: Mayor

Committee Appointments

David Brake serves on the following committees:

Cabinet
Health and Wellbeing Board (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 David Brake received each year for these was:

YearBasicSpecial ResponsibilityTravel & SubsistenceTotal
2017/2018£8,889.00£14,919.00£0.00£23,808.00
2016/2017£8,836.00£14,830.00£0.00£23,666.00
2015/2016£8,783.00£13,831.00£0.00£22,614.00
2014/2015£8,730.84£10,990.08£0.00£19,720.92
2013/2014£8,730.84£10,990.08£0.00£19,720.92
2012/2013£8,755.37£11,020.94£0.00£19,776.31
2011/2012£9,025.20£11,714.81£0.00£20,740.01
2010/2011£9,025.20£13,143.75£396.00£22,564.95
2009/2010£9,025.20£9,466.92£253.40£18,745.52
2008/2009£8,935.80£8,798.72£136.40£17,870.92
2007/2008£7,901.79£3,119.27£244.40£11,265.46
Totals£96,638.24£122,824.57£1,030.20£220,493.01

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

Term Present Absent Attendance
2015-2019 20 1 95.2%
2011-2015 23 2 92.0%
2007-2011 12 0 100.0%
Total 55 3 94.8%

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 David Brake are as follows:

2015 to 2019

2011 to 2015

2007 to 2011

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

David Brake has stood in the following elections:

Medway Council
2019: Walderslade
 David Brake
2015: Walderslade
 David Fredrick Brake2,445Elected
2011: Walderslade
 David Frederick Brake1,280Elected
2007: Walderslade
 David Frederick Brake1,027Elected

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