I, Neil Davies, being the Returning Officer at the election of Councillors for Strood West ward held on Thursday 4 May 2023 do hereby give notice that the number of votes given for each candidate at the election was as follows:

Surname Other names Description Number of votes
Buckwell Christopher Brian (commonly known as Chris Buckwell) Local Conservatives 970
Griffiths Susan Green Party 262
Heathfield Robert John (commonly known as Rob Heathfield) Independent 155
Igwe Ikechukwu (commonly known as Isaac Igwe) Local Conservatives 991
Iles Josephine Lesley (commonly known as Josie Iles) Local Conservatives 972
Jackson Sharon Leigh Labour and Co-operative Party 1,338
Jones Mark William  Labour and Co-operative Party 1,291
Shokar Satinder Singh Labour and Co-operative Party 1,236
Wild Michael Dennis Liberal Democrats 159

And declare that:

  • Sharon Leigh Jackson
  • Mark William Jones
  • Satinder Singh Shokar

have been duly elected as the councillors for the ward.

The number of votes rejected or not counted by me at this election was:

Reason Number of votes
For want of official mark 0
For voting for more candidates than entitled  3
For writing or marks by which the voter could be identified 0
For being unmarked or voided for uncertainty 24
Total 27

Verification statement

As Returning Officer, I declare that having concluded the verification of ballot papers:

  • The total number of verified ballot papers from the polling stations: 1,442
  • The total number of verified postal ballot papers: 1,214
  • The total number of ballot papers verified: 2,656
  • The electorate as of today: 10,150
  • Turnout: 26.17%

Neil Davies, Returning Officer, 5 May 2023