Terms of Office
Tom Mason has served the following terms of office:
|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|
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:
|Year||Basic||Special Responsibility||Travel & Subsistence||Total|
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:
Attendance records are only available from February 2010 onwards.
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:
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.
Tom Mason has stood in the following elections:
|2015: Strood Rural|
|Tom Mason||2,475||Not Elected|
|2011: Strood Rural|
|2007: Strood Rural|
|2003: Strood Rural|
|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.