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.
Who will you be supporting in the Conservative leadership contest, and what do you believe your chosen candidate can do to improve the lives of residents in Medway?
I have not decided, and may not any time soon.
Cllr Stuart Tranter, Conservative, Rochester West
We received no response to this question from Cllr Ahmed, Cllr Aldous, Cllr Barrett, Cllr Bhutia, Cllr Brake, Cllr Buckwell, Cllr Carr, Cllr D Chambers, Cllr R Chambers, Cllr Chitty, Cllr Clarke, Cllr Doe, Cllr Etheridge, Cllr Fearn, Cllr Filmer, Cllr Griffin, Cllr Gulvin, Cllr Hackwell, Cllr J Iles, Cllr S Iles, Cllr Jarrett, Cllr Kemp, Cllr Opara, Cllr Potter, Cllr Purdy, Cllr Tejan, Cllr Thompson, Cllr Thorne, Cllr E Turpin, Cllr R Turpin, Cllr Wildey, or Cllr Williams.
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