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Gloria Opara

Councillor for Princes Park

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Terms of Office

Gloria Opara has served the following terms of office:

Medway Council

Princes Park
  7 May 2015 -
2017 to 2018: Deputy Mayor
2016 to 2017: Deputy Mayor

Committee Appointments

Gloria Opara serves on the following committees:

Business Support Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Children and Young People Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Vice Chairman)

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 Gloria Opara received each year for these was:

2018/2019 2018/2019 2018/2019 £9,856.00

Basic £8,987.00
Special Responsibility £869.00
Travel & Subsistence £0.00
All councillors

2017/2018 2017/2018 2017/2018 £15,695.00

Basic £8,889.00
Special Responsibility £6,806.00
Travel & Subsistence £0.00
All councillors

2016/2017 2016/2017 2016/2017 £14,710.00

Basic £8,836.00
Special Responsibility £5,874.00
Travel & Subsistence £0.00
All councillors

2015/2016 2015/2016 2015/2016 £7,883.00

Basic £7,815.00
Special Responsibility £0.00
Travel & Subsistence £68.00
All councillors

Total Total £48,144.00

Basic £34,527.00
Special Responsibility £13,549.00
Travel & Subsistence £68.00

Allowances information is only available from 2005 onwards. Click on a year to see a detailed breakdown of Gloria Opara's allowances. Click on "all councillors" to see how Gloria Opara's allowances compared to the other councillors for that year.

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. Gloria Opara's attendance record is as follows:

Attendance records are only available from February 2010 onwards. Click on "present" to see which meetings Gloria Opara attended in each term or click on "absent" to see which meetings Gloria Opara missed in each term.

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 Gloria Opara are as follows:

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

Gloria Opara has stood in the following elections:

Medway Council

2 May 2019
Princes Park
  Gloria Blessing Chukwuka Opara 951 Elected

7 May 2015
Princes Park
  Gloria Blessing Chukwuka Opara 1,633 Elected

5 May 2011
Luton and Wayfield
  Gloria Chukwuka Blessing Opara 992 Defeated

Click on the ward name to see the full results for that ward.

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