I, Neil Davies, being the Returning Officer at the election of Councillors for Rochester West and Borstal 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
Bowen Linda Jill Labour and Co-operative Party 1,670
Hamilton Paula Wilhelmina Labour and Co-operative Party 1,624
Holloway Anita Jane Liberal Democrats 303
Joiner Timothy Martin (commonly known as Tim Joiner) Local Conservatives 1,010
Ohaeri (also known as Rivers) Faith (commonly known as Faith Rivers) Local Conservatives 1,080
Paterson Alexander John (commonly known as Alex Paterson) Labour and Co-operative Party 1,807
Tranter Stuart Albert Local Conservatives 1,336
Worsley Stuart Samuel Green Party 536

And declare that:

  • Linda Jill Bowen
  • Paula Wilhelmina Hamilton
  • Alex Paterson

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  6
For writing or marks by which the voter could be identified 0
For being unmarked or voided for uncertainty 41
Total 47

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: 2,269
  • The total number of verified postal ballot papers: 1,097
  • The total number of ballot papers verified: 3,366
  • The electorate as of today: 8,651
  • Turnout: 38.9%

Neil Davies, Returning Officer, 5 May 2023