I, Neil Davies, being the Returning Officer at the election of Councillors for Rainham South 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
Brown Christopher David Labour Party 750
Durcan Matthew Bernard (commonly known as Matt Durcan) Independent 226
Evans Callum John Independent 96
Jefferies Alan John Liberal Democrats 269
Joy Mark Paul Conservative Party candidate 1,027
Kemp Barry Joseph Conservative Party candidate 1,177
O'Hanlon Elizabeth Lindsey (commonly known as Liz O'Hanlon) Green Party 341
Shah Alpa Arya Labour Party 498

And declare that:

  • Mark Paul Joy
  • Barry Joseph Kemp

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  12
For writing or marks by which the voter could be identified 0
For being unmarked or voided for uncertainty 0
Total 12

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: 1,506
  • The total number of verified postal ballot papers: 849
  • The total number of ballot papers verified: 2,355
  • The electorate as of today: 7,309
  • Turnout: 32.22%

Neil Davies, Returning Officer, 5 May 2023