Tim Gibson is a retired firefighter standing for the first time in Roman ward. He has taken quickly to campaigning and is already well known in his ward. A very keen sportsman, he has played cricket and coached football in the area. He will oppose any attempt to build a new town in Highsted Valley to the south east of Roman Ward.
Ken Rowles has been an active member of Sittingbourne Team Labour for many years. With former MP Derek Wyatt he established the Swale Film Festival and has been a supporter of better social housing in Swale for many years. He is strongly opposed to the gigantic Highsted Valley housing plan.