Medway Elects
Val Goulden

Terms of Office

Val Goulden has served the following terms of office:

Medway Council
  Luton and Wayfield 10 Sep 2009 - 5 May 2011
  Luton and Wayfield 1 May 2003 - 10 Sep 2009
2007 to 2008: Mayor

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 Val Goulden received each year for these was:

YearBasicSpecial ResponsibilityTravel & SubsistenceTotal
2011/2012£970.45£0.00£0.00£970.45
2010/2011£9,025.20£0.00£0.00£9,025.20
2009/2010£9,025.20£0.00£16.40£9,041.60
2008/2009£8,935.80£1,387.10£0.00£10,322.90
2007/2008£8,696.64£11,297.10£0.00£19,993.74
2006/2007£8,486.63£0.00£0.00£8,486.63
2005/2006£8,243.40£0.00£0.00£8,243.40
Totals£53,383.32£12,684.20£16.40£66,083.92

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

Term Present Absent Attendance
2007-2011 7 5 58.3%
Total 7 5 58.3%

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 Val Goulden are as follows:

2007 to 2011

2003 to 2007

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

Val Goulden has stood in the following elections:

Medway Council
2007: Luton and Wayfield
 Val Goulden1,483Elected
2003: Luton and Wayfield
 Valerie Anne Goulden1,119Elected
1997: North Dane
 Valerie Anne Goulden1,151Not Elected

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