Medway Elects
Tom Mason

Terms of Office

Tom Mason has served the following terms of office:

Medway Council
  Strood Rural 19 Mar 2015 - 7 May 2015
  Strood Rural 1 May 2003 - 19 Mar 2015
  Frindsbury Extra and Chattenden 1 May 1997 - 1 May 2003

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 Tom Mason received each year for these was:

YearBasicSpecial ResponsibilityTravel & SubsistenceTotal
2015/2016£992.00£0.00£0.00£992.00
2014/2015£8,730.84£0.00£0.00£8,730.84
2013/2014£8,730.84£1,038.26£11.20£9,780.30
2012/2013£8,755.37£8,427.26£46.40£17,229.03
2011/2012£9,025.20£8,766.72£37.60£17,829.52
2010/2011£9,025.20£8,766.72£0.00£17,791.92
2009/2010£9,025.20£8,909.86£48.00£17,983.06
2008/2009£8,935.80£9,217.08£54.40£18,207.28
2007/2008£8,696.64£8,580.57£124.40£17,401.61
2006/2007£8,486.63£8,908.56£124.50£17,519.69
2005/2006£8,243.40£8,390.75£90.40£16,724.55
Totals£88,647.12£71,005.78£536.90£160,189.80

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

Term Present Absent Attendance
2011-2015 23 2 92.0%
2007-2011 12 0 100.0%
Total 35 2 94.6%

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 Tom Mason are as follows:

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 Tom Mason 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

Tom Mason has stood in the following elections:

Medway Council
2015: Strood Rural
  Tom Mason 2,475 Not Elected
2011: Strood Rural
  Tom Mason 2,106 Elected
2007: Strood Rural
  Tom Mason 1,879 Elected
2003: Strood Rural
  Thomas Mason 1,681 Elected
2000: Frindsbury Extra and Chattenden
  Thomas George Mason 1,208 Elected
1997: Frindsbury Extra and Chattenden
  Thomas George Mason 1,727 Elected

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

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