Last night was the latest full Medway Council meeting, the first featuring the new lineup of councillors elected back in May. If you didn’t fancy giving up four hours of your life on a Thursday to pop along, we’ve got all of the highlights below:Continue reading “Recap: The July full Medway Council meeting”
For our iFAQ this week, we decided to ask councillors, smaller parties, and other relevant stakeholders for their views on what National Citizen Service does for Medway. Partly because we’re two middle aged guys who know very little about the NCS, and partly because it’s been in the news a bit recently.
As usual, we told all of them that we would publish their responses unedited. You can find them below in the order they were received.Continue reading “iFAQ: National Citizen Service”
We’re not going to lie. Our iFAQ this week is a true classic of the genre. Not for our question, but for the response it yielded.
You might have noticed that we are in the midst of a Conservative leadership election, which will ultimately decide the next Prime Minister of the country and the direction of travel we’ll be taking on Brexit and other issues. As such, we decided to ask our 33 Conservative councillors who they will be supporting, and what their chosen candidate would do for their residents in Medway.
As usual, we told all of them that we would publish their responses unedited. You can find them below in the order they were received.Continue reading “iFAQ: The next Prime Minister”
As our new councillors in Medway get settled into their roles, we decided to ask them all a couple of basic questions about their motivations for wanting to be a councillor and the priorities for their ward.
As usual, we told all of them that we would publish their responses unedited. You can find them below in the order they were received.Continue reading “iFAQ: Introducing our new councillors”
Just time for a quick roundup of the week..
Our StoriesContinue reading “The Week in Medway Politics, 2 June”
As we move beyond the recent local elections, we start to look ahead to the coming four years on Medway Council. We contacted all re-elected councillors to ask them what they think the priorities for the authority should be going forwards, along with the biggest issues facing their wards.
We’re not going to lie, it’s been a quiet week.
Our StoriesContinue reading “The Week in Medway Politics, 26 May”
This week saw the first Medway Council meeting following our recent local elections. While not a regular full council meeting with all of the bells and whistles, this one saw the election of a new mayor and deputy, a selection for leader of the council, and a couple of other bits. Keevil went along to cover the proceedings, and you can find the highlights below.Continue reading “Recap: Annual Meeting of Medway Council”
It is European election day Medway.
Across the area and the UK, voters have the chance to elect the MEPs that may or may not represent us in the European Parliament for the next five years.
Medway is part of the South East region, which will select 10 MEPs on a proportional basis.
Polling stations are now open and remain open until 10pm.
If you have received your polling card, you will know where you need to go to vote. If you are registered to vote but have not received your card, you do not need it to vote. Just go to your polling station, confirm your name and address, and you will be allowed to vote. No ID is required.
If you have a postal vote, but did not remember to return it in time, you can drop it in to your polling station up until polls close at 10pm.
To find who our candidates are, Medway Elects have a handy list of each party and their list of candidates.
Once the polls close at 10pm, we will begin waiting with baited breath for the results, which will likely arrive somewhere around midnight on Sunday.