Medway Elects
David Royle
Councillor for Rainham South

Terms of Office

David Royle has served the following terms of office:

Medway Council
  Rainham South 1 May 2003 -
2009 to 2010: Mayor
2006 to 2007: Deputy Mayor

Committee Appointments

David Royle serves on the following committees:

Business Support Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Children and Young People Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Chairman)
Joint NHS Scrutiny Committee with Kent County Council
Planning Committee
School Transport and Curriculum Appeals Committee (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 David Royle received each year for these was:

YearBasicSpecial ResponsibilityTravel & SubsistenceTotal
2017/2018£8,889.00£9,324.00£296.00£18,509.00
2016/2017£8,836.00£9,269.00£289.00£18,394.00
2015/2016£8,783.00£8,817.00£326.00£17,926.00
2014/2015£8,730.84£9,158.40£341.20£18,230.44
2013/2014£8,730.84£9,158.40£356.00£18,245.24
2012/2013£8,755.37£9,184.11£477.40£18,416.88
2011/2012£9,025.20£9,466.92£446.90£18,939.02
2010/2011£9,025.20£10,037.86£312.80£19,375.86
2009/2010£9,025.20£13,292.19£162.90£22,480.29
2008/2009£8,935.80£9,373.20£285.20£18,594.20
2007/2008£8,696.64£9,175.06£315.20£18,186.90
2006/2007£8,486.63£8,950.34£364.40£17,801.37
2005/2006£8,243.40£0.00£430.00£8,673.40
Totals£114,163.12£115,206.48£4,403.00£233,772.60

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

Term Present Absent Attendance
2015-2019 18 5 78.3%
2011-2015 25 0 100.0%
2007-2011 15 0 100.0%
Total 58 5 92.1%

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 David Royle are as follows:

2015 to 2019

2011 to 2015

2007 to 2011

2003 to 2007

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

David Royle has stood in the following elections:

Medway Council
2015: Rainham South
  David Royle 2,892 Elected
2011: Rainham South
  David Royle 1,901 Elected
2007: Rainham South
  David Royle 1,600 Elected
2003: Rainham South
  David Royle 1,206 Elected

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

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