Independent 3. 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.
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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