For 2018 to 2019 the Mayor of Medway is Councillor Steve Iles, and his wife Councillor Josie Iles is Mayoress. The Deputy Mayor is Councillor Habib Tejan and the Deputy Mayoress is his wife, Mrs Bridget Tejan.

Councillor Iles and Councillor Tejan officially took up duties on 16 May 2018, when they were elected at the Annual Council Meeting.

Cllr Steve Iles

Steve was born in Woolwich and was brought up and lived in Dartford. He married Josie in 1983, moving to Strood in 1986. Steve has worked mainly in retail and is a keen gardener and DIY enthusiast.

Steve became a councillor for Strood North Ward in 2015. During his tenure he has been committed to representing local residents and supporting Strood voluntary groups. 

He has served as a member on Adult Health and Social Care Overview and Scrutiny and Employment Matters committees. He continues to sit on the following outside bodies: Strood Town Centre and Local Access Forums, Strood Youth Club Management Committee, Medway Tourism Board, and Kent and Medway Fire and Rescue Authority.

He has been a Trustee of Friends of Broomhill Park. From 2015 to 2016 he had the privilege and honour of representing Medway as Deputy Mayor.

Read about the Mayor’s chosen charity