Medway Elects
Pat Cooper
Councillor for Gillingham North
Provisional #Medway2019 Candidate

Gillingham North
Labour

Terms of Office

Pat Cooper has served the following terms of office:

Medway Council
  Gillingham North 11 Jun 2013 -
  Gillingham North 5 May 2011 - 11 Jun 2013
  Medway 1 May 1997 - 1 May 2003

Committee Appointments

Pat Cooper serves on the following committees:

Children and Young People Overview and Scrutiny Committee
School Transport and Curriculum Appeals 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 Pat Cooper received each year for these was:

YearBasicSpecial ResponsibilityTravel & SubsistenceTotal
2017/2018£8,889.00£0.00£0.00£8,889.00
2016/2017£8,836.00£0.00£0.00£8,836.00
2015/2016£8,783.00£0.00£0.00£8,783.00
2014/2015£8,730.84£0.00£0.00£8,730.84
2013/2014£8,730.84£0.00£0.00£8,730.84
2012/2013£8,755.37£0.00£0.00£8,755.37
2011/2012£6,768.90£1,310.11£0.00£8,079.01
Totals£59,493.95£1,310.11£0.00£60,804.06

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

Term Present Absent Attendance
2015-2019 21 2 91.3%
2011-2015 24 1 96.0%
Total 45 3 93.8%

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 Pat Cooper are as follows:

2015 to 2019

2011 to 2015

2000 to 2003

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

Pat Cooper has stood in the following elections:

Medway Council
2019: Gillingham North
  Pat Cooper Provisional
2015: Gillingham North
  Pat Cooper 2,449 Elected
2011: Gillingham North
  Pat Cooper 1,184 Elected
2003: Gillingham North
  Patricia Elsie Cooper 847 Not Elected
2000: Medway
  Patricia Elsie Cooper 601 Elected
1997: Medway
  Patricia Elsie Cooper 1,396 Elected

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

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