Colour denotes the highest-polling candidate in the most recent election in each ward. If there are councillors from another party in the same ward, they are denoted by a star.
Candidates usually stand for a political party (although some stand as independent candidates) and, if elected, sit in that party's political group. A party requires two or more members to formally constitute a group.
Medway Council is currently made up of the following political groups:
The following parties have also been represented on the council since the first elections in 1997:
A political group requires 28 members for an overall majority on the council. If no group has more than 28 members then the Administration is classed as "NOC", or No Overall Control. Prior to 2003, when there were 80 councillors elected to Medway Council, a political group required 41 members for an overall majority. The 2003 election was the first time a single political group had an overall majority on the council.
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.