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There are 35 Conservative Councillors on Medway Council, elected to represent the people of Chatham, Gillingham, Rainham, Rochester and Strood.

We are committed to providing our residents with the best services we can provide whilst offering excellent value for money and maintaining a Council Tax which is lower than the average in Kent.

Here you can find information on our vision for Medway and how we are working to create a safer, cleaner and greener community with better opportunities for all people in Medway.

Find out how we stand on the issues that matter to you on our policy page or discover what we've been doing for you recently in our news section. If you need help or advice you can find out how to contact your local Conservative Councillor here.

We are the group which is committed to low council tax, better services and value for money.

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Cllr Howard Doe: The truth about Library services

Letter posted on Friday, 11 April 2014

Cllr Howard Doe Medway Messenger, Letter to the editor

There remains confusion around Council services in Strood and the relocation of the Bryant Road library to a community hub (We Must Fight To Save Our Libraries, Messenger, April 14). Read more...

Deputy Leader Alan Jarrett: Party People Column

Article posted on Friday, 11 April 2014

Cllr Alan JarrettProviding a good quality of life for residents is something which exercises the minds of the Conservatives running Medway Council.

For us this takes many forms. Whether it is opposing any form of estuary airport; fighting against building on our green spaces; keeping our towns and streets free from graffiti and litter; or doing our best for vulnerable people, we are staunchly on the side of Medway people. Read more...

Deputy Leader Alan Jarrett: We havenít got pots to spend but roads need fixing

Article posted on Friday, 14 March 2014

Cllr Alan JarrettOne of the difficulties Medway Council grapples with in setting its annual budget is how we might better meet the expectations of Medway Residents.

This is doubly difficult against a backcloth of less money available each year. Read more...

Cllr David Brake: Governor attack was misjudged

Letter posted on Friday, 21 February 2014

Cllr David BrakeMedway Messenger, Letter to the editor

I refer to the letter from Cllr Juby (Medway Messenger 07.02.14 - Hospital needs new governors) and would suggest that before making such a statement, Cllr. Juby would do well to at least understand the workings of the hospital trust governance. Read more...

Conservative budget protects front line services

Press release posted on Friday, 21 February 2014

Cllr JarrettMedway Conservatives were pleased to see the 2014/2015 Council Budget, which protects front line services, passed at last nightís full council meeting.

With government grant funding falling some £10.9m (9.6%), a small council tax increase of 1.99% (equivalent to 44p a week increase for a band D property) was unavoidable to continue the delivery of the first rate services that residents have come to expect. Read more...