The Kent and Medway police and crime panel (PCP) is a joint committee of Kent county council, Medway council and the twelve district councils in Kent. The panel has been established to scrutinise and maintain a check and balance on the police and crime commissioner (PCC). Although the panel has no direct control over the PCC it can require the commissioner to attend public meetings, provide information and it can review and make comments on the draft police and crime plan and expenditure proposals. The panel has power to review and veto the precept proposed by the PCC, review and veto a decision to appoint a chief constable and review (but not veto) the appointment of various other staff in the office of the PCC.
The Local Government Boundary Commission for England are currently reviewing Medway's ward boundaries. The new boundaries are expected to increase the number of councillors in Medway from 55 to 59 and will be introduced for the next elections to Medway council in 2023. They have launched a public consultation for residents and organisations in Medway to help them decide where the boundaries should be drawn. The consultation is open until 2 March 2020, with draft recommendations due to be published in June 2020. You can have your say on the new boundaries by clicking the button below, which will take you to the Local Government Boundary Commission for England's consultation.
Medway Elects is not affiliated with the Local Government Boundary Commission for England and is not responsible for the content of their website or the conduct of their boundary review.