Medway Elects
Diane Chambers
Councillor for Hempstead and Wigmore

Terms of Office

Diane Chambers has served the following terms of office:

Medway Council
  Hempstead and Wigmore 1 May 2003 -
  Hempstead and Wigmore 1 May 1997 - 1 May 2003

Committee Appointments

Diane Chambers serves on the following committees:

Councillor Conduct Committee
Licensing and Safety Committee (Chairman)
Licensing Sub-Committee of Licensing and Safety Committee (Chairman)
Planning 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 Diane Chambers received each year for these was:

YearBasicSpecial ResponsibilityTravel & SubsistenceTotal
2017/2018£8,889.00£7,686.00£0.00£16,575.00
2016/2017£8,836.00£7,672.00£0.00£16,508.00
2015/2016£8,783.00£7,150.00£0.00£15,933.00
2014/2015£8,730.84£7,453.84£0.00£16,184.68
2013/2014£8,730.84£7,453.84£0.00£16,184.68
2012/2013£8,755.37£7,506.19£0.00£16,261.56
2011/2012£9,025.20£7,770.66£0.00£16,795.86
2010/2011£9,025.20£7,704.96£52.40£16,782.56
2009/2010£9,025.20£7,836.36£55.00£16,916.56
2008/2009£8,935.80£7,693.68£108.00£16,737.48
2007/2008£8,696.64£7,211.64£172.40£16,080.68
2006/2007£8,486.63£7,245.20£241.60£15,973.43
2005/2006£8,243.40£6,334.01£266.80£14,844.21
Totals£114,163.12£96,718.38£896.20£211,777.70

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

Term Present Absent Attendance
2015-2019 15 6 71.4%
2011-2015 24 1 96.0%
2007-2011 12 0 100.0%
Total 51 7 87.9%

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 Diane Chambers 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 Diane Chambers 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

Diane Chambers has stood in the following elections:

Medway Council
2015: Hempstead and Wigmore
 Diane Margaret Chambers3,666Elected
2011: Hempstead and Wigmore
 Diane Margaret Chambers1,805Elected
2007: Hempstead and Wigmore
 Diane Margaret Chambers1,470Elected
2003: Hempstead and Wigmore
 Diane Chambers1,415Elected
2000: Hempstead and Wigmore
 Diane Margaret Chambers1,398Elected
1997: Hempstead and Wigmore
 Diane Margaret Chambers2,429Elected

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