Medway Elects
Mike O'Brien

Terms of Office

Mike O'Brien has served the following terms of office:

Medway Council
  Rainham Central 3 May 2007 - 8 Sep 2016

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 Mike O'Brien received each year for these was:

YearBasicSpecial ResponsibilityTravel & SubsistenceTotal
2016/2017£3,878.00£4,882.00£0.00£8,760.00
2015/2016£8,783.00£11,056.00£298.00£20,137.00
2014/2015£8,730.84£10,990.08£546.00£20,266.92
2013/2014£8,730.84£10,990.08£906.00£20,626.92
2012/2013£8,755.37£11,020.94£672.40£20,448.71
2011/2012£9,025.20£11,360.40£685.80£21,071.40
2010/2011£9,025.20£11,105.90£518.40£20,649.50
2009/2010£9,025.20£8,934.82£536.60£18,496.62
2008/2009£8,935.80£3,398.81£236.00£12,570.61
2007/2008£7,901.79£61.77£95.20£8,058.76
Totals£82,791.24£83,800.80£4,494.40£171,086.44

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

Term Present Absent Attendance
2015-2019 5 3 62.5%
2011-2015 25 0 100.0%
2007-2011 11 1 91.7%
Total 41 4 91.1%

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 Mike O'Brien 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 Mike O'Brien 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

Mike O'Brien has stood in the following elections:

Medway Council
2015: Rainham Central
 Mike O'Brien3,115Elected
2011: Rainham Central
 Mike O'Brien2,538Elected
2007: Rainham Central
 Mike O'Brien2,216Elected

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