Medway Elects
Maureen Ruparel

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Terms of Office

Maureen Ruparel has served the following terms of office:

Medway Council

Gillingham North
  3 May 2007 - 5 May 2011

Priestfield
  1 May 1997 - 1 May 2003

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 Maureen Ruparel received each year for these was:

2011/2012 2011/2012 2011/2012 £999.65

Basic £970.45
Special Responsibility £0.00
Travel & Subsistence £29.20
All councillors

2010/2011 2010/2011 2010/2011 £9,829.02

Basic £9,025.20
Special Responsibility £636.22
Travel & Subsistence £167.60
All councillors

2009/2010 2009/2010 2009/2010 £13,498.31

Basic £9,025.20
Special Responsibility £4,262.71
Travel & Subsistence £210.40
All councillors

2008/2009 2008/2009 2008/2009 £9,142.90

Basic £8,935.80
Special Responsibility £0.00
Travel & Subsistence £207.10
All councillors

2007/2008 2007/2008 2007/2008 £8,095.78

Basic £7,901.79
Special Responsibility £0.00
Travel & Subsistence £193.99
All councillors

Total Total £41,565.66

Basic £35,858.44
Special Responsibility £4,898.93
Travel & Subsistence £808.29

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

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

29 Jul 2010
Public Spending Reductions Abstain

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

Maureen Ruparel has stood in the following elections:

Medway Council

2 May 2019
Twydall
  Maureen Ruparel 235 Defeated

3 May 2007
Gillingham North
  Maureen Ruparel 1,524 Elected

4 May 2000
Priestfield
  Maureen Ruparel 658 Elected

1 May 1997
Priestfield
  Maureen Ruparel 1,378 Elected

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

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