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Mark Reckless

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Terms of Office

Mark Reckless has served the following terms of office:

Medway Council

Rochester West
  3 May 2007 - 5 May 2011

UK Parliament

Rochester & Strood
  20 Nov 2014 - 7 May 2015
  6 May 2010 - 30 Sep 2014

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 Mark Reckless received each year for these was:

2011/2012 2011/2012 2011/2012 £970.45

Basic £970.45
Special Responsibility £0.00
Travel & Subsistence £0.00
All councillors

2010/2011 2010/2011 2010/2011 £9,025.20

Basic £9,025.20
Special Responsibility £0.00
Travel & Subsistence £0.00
All councillors

2009/2010 2009/2010 2009/2010 £9,025.20

Basic £9,025.20
Special Responsibility £0.00
Travel & Subsistence £0.00
All councillors

2008/2009 2008/2009 2008/2009 £8,935.80

Basic £8,935.80
Special Responsibility £0.00
Travel & Subsistence £0.00
All councillors

2007/2008 2007/2008 2007/2008 £7,901.79

Basic £7,901.79
Special Responsibility £0.00
Travel & Subsistence £0.00
All councillors

Total Total £35,858.44

Basic £35,858.44
Special Responsibility £0.00
Travel & Subsistence £0.00

Allowances information is only available from 2005 onwards. Click on a year to see a detailed breakdown of Mark Reckless's allowances. Click on "all councillors" to see how Mark Reckless'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. Mark Reckless's attendance record is as follows:

Attendance records are only available from February 2010 onwards. Click on "present" to see which meetings Mark Reckless attended in each term or click on "absent" to see which meetings Mark Reckless 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 Mark Reckless are as follows:

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

MPs' Expenses

All Members of Parliament receive a basic salary and some receive an additional salary if they have specific jobs (although ministerial salaries are paid by a separate body and not listed here). MPs are also entitled to claim the London Area Living Payment (LALP) to help cover the increased cost of living in Central London, or otherwise claim accommodation expenses for a second property or hotel stays. They are also entitle to expenses to cover the cost of running their office (rent, essential bills and staff payroll) and essential travel. All expenses are within agreed limits set by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority.

The amount Mark Reckless received each year in salary and expenses was:

2015/2016 2015/2016 £57,987.91

2014/2015 2014/2015 £246,487.22

2013/2014 2013/2014 £234,418.80

2012/2013 2012/2013 £230,262.42

2011/2012 2011/2012 £193,271.85

2010/2011 2010/2011 £157,541.23

MPs' expenses information is only available from 2010 onwards. Click on a year to see a detailed breakdown of Mark Reckless's salary and expenses.

Electoral History

Mark Reckless has stood in the following elections:

Medway Council

3 May 2007
Rochester West
  Mark John Reckless 1,320 Elected

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

UK Parliament

7 May 2015
Rochester & Strood
  Mark John Reckless 16,009 Defeated

20 November 2014
Rochester & Strood
  Mark John Reckless 16,867 Elected

6 May 2010
Rochester & Strood
  Mark John Reckless 23,604 Elected

5 May 2005
Medway
  Mark John Reckless 17,120 Defeated

7 June 2001
Medway
  Mark Reckless 15,134 Defeated

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

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