I have been a resident of Strood South since 1986 and a former ward councillor from 2011 – 2015. During my tenure I was successful in securing funding for play area improvements, safety measures, road resurfacing works, supporting local volunteer groups alongside helping and assisting residents with day to day issues.
Re-election in the forthcoming by-election will give me the opportunity and privilege to continue this important work and also to deliver ongoing improvements the ward needs and residents deserve. I want to make Strood South the best place to live, work and play.
With £9m funding to be invested in Strood we look forward to a very much and welcomed improved infrastructure. As your representative I will be your voice at every opportunity to ensure this funding is used to achieve the optimal and most beneficial outcomes for us all.
The Waterfront Development (off of Roman Way) is another example of transformation and revitalisation that Strood South needs and I look forward at last to seeing utilisation of this riverside site. I am excited that progressive times lie ahead for Strood South. I would be honoured to be your councillor and represent you as we embark on this exciting journey.
Cllr Alan Jarrett, Medway Conservative Group Leader and Leader of Medway Council.
I am delighted that Josie Iles is our candidate for Strood South. She has been an excellent Councillor in the past, and I know she will represent the people of Strood South with energy and passion.
Kelly Tolhurst MP, Member of Parliament for Rochester and Strood.
I am delighted that Josie has been selected to stand in her home ward of Strood South. Josie will bring with her a wealth of experience, local knowledge and passion, all of which will make her a great representative for her home community in the council.