Barry Kemp

Councillor for Rainham Central

Contact: or 01634 365231 or 07804 893 632

Barry was born and raised in Rainham. Married to Joyce, they have two children and 3 grandchildren. He holds Degrees/Diplomas in Music, Mathematics and Education, and has spent most of his working life teaching Mathematics in Gravesend, taking early retirement in 2004. Elected to represent Rainham Central Ward in 2007, Barry is currently Chairman of the Audit Committee and also Group Whip of the Council’s Conservative Group. In 1985, Barry was appointed Organist and Choirmaster of St. Margaret’s Church, a post he still holds. When not involved on council business or with St. Margaret’s, Barry can be found amongst the flora and fauna on the River Valley Golf Course in Upchurch. Although Barry enjoys playing golf he agrees that you only start to enjoy golf when you realise that you are never really going to be any good at it.


Sun Shines on Excellent English Festival!

English Festival

An amazing day was had by all who attended this Saturday's English Festival, held at Riverside Country Park. The turnout was huge (perhaps the best ever!) and the activities, stalls and entertainment were made all the better by the spring sunshine.

Rainham Bloomers Representing Medway Horticulture

Rainham has entered The South and Southeast In Bloom competition under the name of 'Rainham Bloomers'. As the only entry from Medway, the Bloomers will fly the flag for the area in the largest horticultural campaign in the region - involving 100s of communities each year!

Councillors Visit Wigmore Youth FC

Councillors from Rainham Central, Jan Aldous, Barry Kemp and Rehman Chishti M.P., recently visited Wigmore Youth FC. The councillors were delighted to meet some of the young players who have benefitted from Ward funding.

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