Independent 3, non-party 1. 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.
Rainham North has a vacant seat (held by the Conservatives). Mike Franklin (Luton and Wayfield) moved from Conservative to non-party in February 2019. Sam Craven (Luton and Wayfield) moved from Labour to Independent in November 2018. 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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