I, Neil Davies, being the Returning Officer at the election of Councillors for Strood Rural 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
Atkinson Neil James Green Party 379
Clark Joanna Elizabeth Liberal Democrats 304
Etheridge Gary David James Local Conservatives 1,446
Millsom Andrew Lawrence Liberal Democrats 282
Munton Derek Labour Party 742
Thomas Elaine Orford Labour Party 786
Turpin Elizabeth Ann Local Conservatives 1,409
Wells Alan Edward Liberal Democrats 219
Williams John Local Conservatives 1,458
Wyatt Robert Elton Labour Party 849

And declare that:

  • Gary David James Etheridge
  • Elizabeth Anne Turpin
  • John Williams

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  0
For writing or marks by which the voter could be identified 0
For being unmarked or voided for uncertainty 51
Total 51

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: 1,880
  • The total number of verified postal ballot papers: 972
  • The total number of ballot papers verified: 2,852
  • The electorate as of today: 10,218
  • Turnout: 27.91%

Neil Davies, Returning Officer, 5 May 2023