Rochester East was a two-member ward which elected councillors for the first time in May 2003. , but is due to be abolished in May 2023 following a boundary review.
There have been six elections in Rochester East ward. In the last election in December 2021, a by-election, Labour received the highest number of votes and won the seat.
Voters in the ward have only ever elected Labour councillors.
The following councillors represented Rochester East ward between 2003 and 2023: