Independent 2. A cluster of industrial towns around the Medway estuary in north Kent: Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham, Strood, Rainham. Rochester, with historic associations with Charles Dickens, lost city status when it failed to establish Charter Trustees in 1998.
Anne-Claire Howard (Twydall) moved from Conservative to Independent in November 2018. Mick Pendergast (Peninsula) moved from UK Independence Party to Independent in October 2018.
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