I, Neil Davies, being the Returning Officer at the election of Councillors for Strood North and Frindsbury 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
Batts Gareth Wilf Local Conservatives 1,202
Burch Peter Richard Ede Heritage Party 217
Clark Alexander Charles Liberal Democrats 245
Dyke Zoe Angela Van Labour and Co-operative Party 1,774
Edun Akinola Obafemi (commonly known as Akin Edun) Local Conservatives 1,069
Field David Peter Labour and Co-operative Party 1,682
Hubbard Stephen Alan Labour and Co-operative Party 1,758
Liddell Craig Thomas Local Conservatives 1,078
Stephen Andrew James Green Party 393

And declare that:

  • Zoe Angela Van Dyke
  • David Peter Field
  • Stephen Alan Hubbard

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 13
Total 16

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: 2,115
  • The total number of verified postal ballot papers: 1,208
  • The total number of ballot papers verified: 3,323
  • The electorate as of today: 10,418
  • Turnout: 31.9%

Neil Davies, Returning Officer, 5 May 2023