I, Neil Davies, being the Returning Officer at the election of Councillors for Rochester East and Warren Wood 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
Clarke George Harvey Samuel Local Conservatives 784
Edwards Lauren Rae Labour and Co-operative Party 1,517
Griffin Sylvia Mary Local Conservatives 755
Manuel Sarah Louise Liberal Democrats 206
Murray Teresa Margaret Labour and Co-operative Party 1,658
Osborne Tristan John Labour and Co-operative Party 1,347
Sirlan Tolga Local Conservatives 665
Stone Marilyn Green Party 370

And declare that:

  • Lauren Rae Edwards
  • Teresa Margaret Murray
  • Tristan John Osborne

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 0
Total 6

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: 1,670
  • The total number of verified postal ballot papers: 966
  • The total number of ballot papers verified: 2,636
  • The electorate as of today: 9,363
  • Turnout: 28.15%

Neil Davies, Returning Officer, 5 May 2023