Medway Elects
Paul Godwin
Councillor for Chatham Central

Terms of Office

Paul Godwin has served the following terms of office:

Medway Council
  Chatham Central 1 May 2003 -
  Town 1 May 1997 - 1 May 2003

Committee Appointments

Paul Godwin serves on the following committees:

Councillor Conduct Committee
Employment Matters Committee
Employment Matters Appeals Panel - Sub-Committee of Employment Matters Committee
Licensing and Safety Committee
Licensing Sub-Committee of Licensing and Safety 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 Paul Godwin received each year for these was:

YearBasicSpecial ResponsibilityTravel & SubsistenceTotal
2017/2018£8,889.00£97.00£0.00£8,986.00
2016/2017£8,836.00£96.00£30.00£8,962.00
2015/2016£8,783.00£160.00£80.00£9,023.00
2014/2015£8,730.84£63.56£64.00£8,858.40
2013/2014£8,730.84£0.00£56.00£8,786.84
2012/2013£8,755.37£591.96£52.00£9,399.33
2011/2012£9,025.20£7,329.32£89.20£16,443.72
2010/2011£9,025.20£9,230.40£149.90£18,405.50
2009/2010£9,025.20£9,230.40£125.20£18,380.80
2008/2009£8,935.80£9,352.64£192.10£18,480.54
2007/2008£8,696.64£10,089.42£307.56£19,093.62
2006/2007£8,486.63£11,572.68£337.60£20,396.91
2005/2006£8,243.40£11,245.08£219.80£19,708.28
Totals£114,163.12£69,058.46£1,703.36£184,924.94

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

Term Present Absent Attendance
2015-2019 16 5 76.2%
2011-2015 23 2 92.0%
2007-2011 10 2 83.3%
Total 49 9 84.5%

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 Paul Godwin 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 Paul Godwin 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

Paul Godwin has stood in the following elections:

Medway Council
2015: Chatham Central
 Paul Godwin2,258Elected
2011: Chatham Central
 Paul Godwin1,896Elected
2007: Chatham Central
 Paul Godwin1,517Elected
2003: Chatham Central
 Paul Godwin1,164Elected
2000: Town
 Paul Godwin687Elected
1997: Town
 Paul Godwin1,985Elected

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