Medway Elects
Wendy Purdy
Councillor for Watling
Provisional #Medway2019 Candidate


Terms of Office

Wendy Purdy has served the following terms of office:

Medway Council
  Watling 5 May 2011 -
  Watling 1 May 2003 - 3 May 2007
  North Dane 4 May 2000 - 1 May 2003

Committee Appointments

Wendy Purdy serves on the following committees:

Children and Young People Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Health and Adult Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Vice Chairman)
Joint NHS Scrutiny Committee with Kent County Council

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 Wendy Purdy received each year for these was:

YearBasicSpecial ResponsibilityTravel & SubsistenceTotal

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

Term Present Absent Attendance
2015-2019 21 2 91.3%
2011-2015 21 4 84.0%
Total 42 6 87.5%

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 Wendy Purdy are as follows:

2015 to 2019

2011 to 2015

2003 to 2007

2000 to 2003

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

Wendy Purdy has stood in the following elections:

Medway Council
2019: Watling
  Wendy Purdy Provisional
2015: Watling
  Wendy Purdy 2,070 Elected
2011: Watling
  Wendy Purdy 780 Elected
2007: Watling
  Wendy Purdy 964 Not Elected
2003: Watling
  Wendy Purdy 950 Elected
2000: North Dane
  Wendy Purdy 617 Elected
1997: North Dane
  Wendy Purdy 1,026 Not Elected

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

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