Medway Elects
Sam Craven
Councillor for Luton and Wayfield

Terms of Office

Sam Craven has served the following terms of office:

Medway Council
  Luton and Wayfield 23 Nov 2018 -
  Luton and Wayfield 5 May 2011 - 23 Nov 2018

Committee Appointments

Sam Craven serves on the following committees:

Health and Adult Social Care Overview and Scrutiny 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 Sam Craven 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£8,079.01£0.00£0.00£8,079.01
Totals£60,804.06£0.00£0.00£60,804.06

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

Term Present Absent Attendance
2015-2019 15 6 71.4%
2011-2015 23 2 92.0%
Total 38 8 82.6%

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 Sam Craven are as follows:

2015 to 2019

2011 to 2015

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

Sam Craven has stood in the following elections:

Medway Council
2015: Luton and Wayfield
 Sam Craven1,748Elected
2011: Luton and Wayfield
 Sam Craven1,487Elected
2009: Luton and Wayfield
 Sam Kelly Whittington1,038Not Elected

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