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Val Goulden

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Terms of Office

Val Goulden has served the following terms of office:

Medway Council

Luton and Wayfield
  5 Aug 2009 - 5 May 2011
  1 May 2003 - 5 Aug 2009

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:

2011/2012 2011/2012 2011/2012 £970.45

Basic £970.45
Special Responsibility £0.00
Travel & Subsistence £0.00
All councillors

2010/2011 2010/2011 2010/2011 £9,025.20

Basic £9,025.20
Special Responsibility £0.00
Travel & Subsistence £0.00
All councillors

2009/2010 2009/2010 2009/2010 £9,041.60

Basic £9,025.20
Special Responsibility £0.00
Travel & Subsistence £16.40
All councillors

2008/2009 2008/2009 2008/2009 £10,322.90

Basic £8,935.80
Special Responsibility £1,387.10
Travel & Subsistence £0.00
All councillors

2007/2008 2007/2008 2007/2008 £19,993.74

Basic £8,696.64
Special Responsibility £11,297.10
Travel & Subsistence £0.00
All councillors

2006/2007 2006/2007 2006/2007 £8,486.63

Basic £8,486.63
Special Responsibility £0.00
Travel & Subsistence £0.00
All councillors

2005/2006 2005/2006 2005/2006 £8,243.40

Basic £8,243.40
Special Responsibility £0.00
Travel & Subsistence £0.00
All councillors

Total Total £66,083.92

Basic £53,383.32
Special Responsibility £12,684.20
Travel & Subsistence £16.40

Allowances information is only available from 2005 onwards. Click on a year to see a detailed breakdown of Val Goulden's allowances. Click on "all councillors" to see how Val Goulden's allowances compared to the other councillors for that year.

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:

Attendance records are only available from February 2010 onwards. Click on "present" to see which meetings Val Goulden attended in each term or click on "absent" to see which meetings Val Goulden missed in each term.

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:

29 Jul 2010
Public Spending Reductions Abstain

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

3 May 2007
Luton and Wayfield
  Val Goulden 1,483 Elected

1 May 2003
Luton and Wayfield
  Valerie Anne Goulden 1,119 Elected

1 May 1997
North Dane
  Valerie Anne Goulden 1,151 Defeated

Click on the ward name to see the full results for that ward.

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