Medway Elects
Les Wicks
Councillor for Rainham South

Terms of Office

Les Wicks has served the following terms of office:

Medway Council
  Rainham South 5 May 2011 -
  Strood Rural 1 May 2003 - 5 May 2011
  St Margaret's and Borstal 4 May 2000 - 1 May 2003

Committee Appointments

Les Wicks serves on the following committees:

Councillor Conduct Committee
Children and Young People Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Vice Chairman)
Employment Matters Committee (Chairman)
Employment Matters Appeals Panel - Sub-Committee of Employment Matters Committee
Planning Committee

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 Les Wicks received each year for these was:

YearBasicSpecial ResponsibilityTravel & SubsistenceTotal
2017/2018£8,889.00£5,595.00£0.00£14,484.00
2016/2017£8,836.00£5,561.00£0.00£14,397.00
2015/2016£8,783.00£5,082.00£0.00£13,865.00
2014/2015£8,730.84£3,663.36£0.00£12,394.20
2013/2014£8,730.84£4,569.35£32.00£13,332.19
2012/2013£8,755.37£11,020.94£0.00£19,776.31
2011/2012£9,025.20£11,360.40£0.00£20,385.60
2010/2011£9,025.20£11,360.40£0.00£20,385.60
2009/2010£9,025.20£11,360.40£0.00£20,385.60
2008/2009£8,935.80£11,247.84£30.40£20,214.04
2007/2008£8,696.64£10,534.90£142.90£19,374.44
2006/2007£8,486.63£10,682.52£146.40£19,315.55
2005/2006£8,243.40£10,379.76£184.80£18,807.96
Totals£114,163.12£112,417.87£536.50£227,117.49

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

Term Present Absent Attendance
2015-2019 19 2 90.5%
2011-2015 25 0 100.0%
2007-2011 11 1 91.7%
Total 55 3 94.8%

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 Les Wicks are as follows:

2015 to 2019

2011 to 2015

2007 to 2011

2003 to 2007

2000 to 2003

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

Les Wicks has stood in the following elections:

Medway Council
2015: Rainham South
 Leslie Alan Wicks2,257Elected
2011: Rainham South
 Leslie Alan Wicks1,659Elected
2007: Strood Rural
 Leslie Alan Wicks1,604Elected
2003: Strood Rural
 Leslie Wicks1,534Elected
2000: St Margaret's and Borstal
 Leslie Alan Wicks1,051Elected
1997: St Margaret's and Borstal
 Leslie Alan Wicks1,529Not Elected

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