Medway Elects
Vince Maple
Councillor for Chatham Central
Leader of the Labour Group

Terms of Office

Vince Maple has served the following terms of office:

Medway Council
  Chatham Central 3 May 2007 -

Committee Appointments

Vince Maple serves on the following committees:

Audit Committee
Business Support Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Health and Wellbeing Board

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 Vince Maple received each year for these was:

YearBasicSpecial ResponsibilityTravel & SubsistenceTotal
2017/2018£8,889.00£12,122.00£0.00£21,011.00
2016/2017£8,836.00£12,050.00£0.00£20,886.00
2015/2016£8,783.00£11,859.00£0.00£20,642.00
2014/2015£8,730.84£11,905.92£0.00£20,636.76
2013/2014£8,730.84£11,905.92£0.00£20,636.76
2012/2013£8,755.37£11,544.89£0.00£20,300.26
2011/2012£9,025.20£7,375.06£32.40£16,432.66
2010/2011£9,025.20£4,916.73£0.00£13,941.93
2009/2010£9,025.20£0.00£0.00£9,025.20
2008/2009£8,935.80£0.00£0.00£8,935.80
2007/2008£7,901.79£0.00£0.00£7,901.79
Totals£96,638.24£83,679.52£32.40£180,350.16

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

Term Present Absent Attendance
2015-2019 21 0 100.0%
2011-2015 25 0 100.0%
2007-2011 11 1 91.7%
Total 57 1 98.3%

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 Vince Maple are as follows:

2015 to 2019

2011 to 2015

2007 to 2011

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

Vince Maple has stood in the following elections:

Medway Council
2019: Chatham Central
 Vince Maple
2015: Chatham Central
 Vince Maple2,238Elected
2011: Chatham Central
 Vince Maple1,857Elected
2007: Chatham Central
 Vince Maple1,492Elected

UK Parliament
2017: Chatham & Aylesford
 Vince Maple15,129Not Elected

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