Medway Elects
Mark Reckless

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
  Rochester & Strood 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:

YearBasicSpecial ResponsibilityTravel & SubsistenceTotal

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

Term Present Absent Attendance
2007-2011 12 3 80.0%
Total 12 3 80.0%

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 Mark Reckless are as follows:

2007 to 2011

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:

Year Salary Office Parliamentary Total Expenses
2015/2016 £7,306.82 £50,647.49 £33.60 £50,681.09
2014/2015 £59,016.60 £181,698.60 £5,772.02 £187,470.62
2013/2014 £66,756.32 £143,291.16 £24,371.32 £167,662.48
2012/2013 £65,738.00 £139,375.72 £25,148.70 £164,524.42
2011/2012 £68,960.82 £119,816.43 £4,494.60 £124,311.03
2010/2011 £69,117.15 £86,668.18 £1,755.90 £88,424.08

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
2007: Rochester West
  Mark John Reckless 1,320 Elected

UK Parliament
2015: Rochester & Strood
 Mark John Reckless16,009Not Elected
2014: Rochester & Strood
 Mark John Reckless16,867Elected
2010: Rochester & Strood
 Mark John Reckless23,604Elected
2005: Medway
 Mark John Reckless17,120Not Elected
2001: Medway
 Mark Reckless15,134Not Elected

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

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