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Chris Buckwell

Councillor for Strood South

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Terms of Office

Chris Buckwell has served the following terms of office:

Medway Council

Strood South
  2 May 2019 -

  1 May 2003 - 3 May 2007

All Saints
  4 May 2000 - 1 May 2003

Committee Appointments

Chris Buckwell serves on the following committees:

Business Support Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Chairman)
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 Chris Buckwell received each year for these was:

2007/2008 2007/2008 2007/2008 £978.64

Basic £912.54
Special Responsibility £0.00
Travel & Subsistence £66.10
All councillors

2006/2007 2006/2007 2006/2007 £8,820.93

Basic £8,486.63
Special Responsibility £0.00
Travel & Subsistence £334.30
All councillors

2005/2006 2005/2006 2005/2006 £8,947.20

Basic £8,243.40
Special Responsibility £180.00
Travel & Subsistence £523.80
All councillors

Total Total £18,746.77

Basic £17,642.57
Special Responsibility £180.00
Travel & Subsistence £924.20

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

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

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

Chris Buckwell has stood in the following elections:

Medway Council

2 May 2019
Strood South
  Chris Buckwell 861 Elected

1 May 2003
  Christopher Buckwell 2,640 Elected

4 May 2000
All Saints
  Christopher Brian Buckwell 1,151 Elected

1 May 1997
All Saints
  Christopher Brian Buckwell 1,211 Defeated

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

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