Medway Elects
Airport Proposals in Medway and Kent: Opposition (Amendment)

12 January 2012


A report presented to council provided details of the three current proposals for international airports in Medway and Kent from Boris Johnson (mayor of London), Lord Foster and John Olsen. This report had been considered by cabinet on 20 December 2011.

Councillor Rodney Chambers, leader of the council, supported by Councillor Jarrett, portfolio holder for finance, proposed the recommendations set out in the report.


Councillor Griffiths, supported by Councillor Maple, proposed the following amendment:

  • Recommendation 10.2 - "Further, this council instructs officers to investigate the holding of a Medway referendum at the earliest opportunity to gauge public opinion on the principle of an airport in the Thames estuary".

On being put to the vote, the amendment was lost.

Vote Result

Votes by Councillor

For For For 15

The following councillors voted in favour of the amendment:

Against Against Against 36

The following councillors voted against the amendment:

Absent Absent Absent 4

The following councillors were absent from the vote:

To view the list of councillors who voted in favour or against the amendment, those who abstained and those who were absent, click on the appropriate heading.

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