Medway Elects
Bill Esterson

Terms of Office

Bill Esterson has served the following terms of office:

Medway Council
  River 1 May 2003 - 3 Jul 2010
  Town 1 May 1997 - 1 May 2003

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 Bill Esterson received each year for these was:

YearBasicSpecial ResponsibilityTravel & SubsistenceTotal

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

Term Present Absent Attendance
2007-2011 3 2 60.0%
Total 3 2 60.0%

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 Bill Esterson are as follows:

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 Bill Esterson 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

Bill Esterson has stood in the following elections:

Medway Council
2007: River
 Bill Esterson791Elected
2003: River
 William Esterson575Elected
2000: Town
 William Esterson707Elected
1997: Town
 William Esterson2,075Elected

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