Medway Elects
Sylvia Griffin
Councillor for Rochester South and Horsted

Terms of Office

Sylvia Griffin has served the following terms of office:

Medway Council
  Rochester South and Horsted 3 May 2007 -
  Warren Wood 4 May 2000 - 1 May 2003

Committee Appointments

Sylvia Griffin serves on the following committees:

Licensing and Safety Committee
Regeneration, Culture and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee
School Transport and Curriculum Appeals 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 Sylvia Griffin 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£193.00£0.00£9,029.00
2015/2016£8,783.00£64.00£0.00£8,847.00
2014/2015£8,730.84£95.34£0.00£8,826.18
2013/2014£8,730.84£95.34£0.00£8,826.18
2012/2013£8,755.37£31.78£0.00£8,787.15
2011/2012£9,025.20£65.70£0.00£9,090.90
2010/2011£9,025.20£0.00£0.00£9,025.20
2009/2010£9,025.20£376.65£14.40£9,416.25
2008/2009£8,935.80£3,749.28£181.00£12,866.08
2007/2008£7,901.79£3,119.27£226.80£11,247.86
Totals£96,638.24£7,790.36£422.20£104,850.80

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

Term Present Absent Attendance
2015-2019 18 3 85.7%
2011-2015 25 0 100.0%
2007-2011 11 1 91.7%
Total 54 4 93.1%

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 Sylvia Griffin are as follows:

2015 to 2019

2011 to 2015

2007 to 2011

2000 to 2003

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

Sylvia Griffin has stood in the following elections:

Medway Council
2015: Rochester South and Horsted
 Sylvia Mary Griffin2,679Elected
2011: Rochester South and Horsted
 Sylvia Griffin2,042Elected
2007: Rochester South and Horsted
 Sylvia Mary Griffin1,518Elected
2003: River
 Sylvia Mary Griffin387Not Elected
2000: Warren Wood
 Sylvia Mary Griffin848Elected
1997: Earl
 Sylvia Mary Griffin801Not Elected

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