Alan Jarrett

Leader of Medway Council and the Conservative Group

Councillor for Lordswood & Capstone

Contact: or 01634 684640

Alan has lived in Lordswood for over 30 years, and has represented the Lordswood area since 2003. He has been Leader of Medway Council since 2015, holding responsibility for the strategic leadership of the council, finance and communications. He represents Medway at county and regional level in order to drive forward Medway’s regeneration and improve wealth. Before 2015, he was Deputy Leader for 15 years.

He lives in Ballens Road, Lordswood with his wife Denise, and their youngest son David.

Alan believes in protecting Capstone Valley, low council tax, value for money, offering choice, and providing the services residents deserve. He rates among his most important recent achievements for Lordswood and Capstone as persuading cabinet colleagues not to sell access over council-owned land to Gibraltar Farm – thereby preventing imminent development in the Capstone Valley. 

Alan also works in business consultancy – mainly with other councils around the country. He is an author, and has published 12 books on country sports and the countryside.


Medway Conservatives Continue The Fight To Save Our Stroke Services

Since the appalling announcement in September 2018 of the Joint Committee of CCGs’ decision not to place a 24/7 hyper acute stroke service here in Medway, the Conservative Group has continued to fight every step of the way to see the service retained at Medway Maritime Hospital.

Cross Party Working to Tackle COVID-19 Concerns

Councillor Alan Jarrett, Leader of Medway Council and Medway Conservative Group, said:


“I am pleased to have yesterday held a very productive meeting with Councillor Maple, Leader of the Labour Group, to discuss the Council’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Chatham Waterfront Groundbreaking

Leader Alan Jarrett and Deputy Leader Howard Doe (who is also Chairman of Medway Development Company) spoke at this afternoon's ground-breaking event for Chatham Waterfront - which will provide 175 new apartments. 

Labour Group Continue to Oppose Pay Increases for Hardworking Council Staff

Councillor Vince Maple has continuously made a point of thanking Medway Council’s hardworking staff – in both his Christmas and New Year’s addresses and most recently at February’s meeting of the Council – and well he might, as the Council’s officers and staff all work tirelessly to assist member

See Also

Howard Doe

Deputy Leader of Medway Council and the Conservative Group

Councillor for Rainham South

Portfolio Holder for Housing and Community Services

Contact: or 01634 366419