Agenda item

Constitution changes

Please note that the Mayor’s Scheme of Delegations is being updated and will be an information report for a future Full Council meeting.

Minutes:

The Full Council considered a report seeking approval of a range of proposed constitution changes.

 

VOTE 1: Suspension of Council Procedure Rule (CPR) 21.1

 

The Lord Mayor moved the suspension of CPR 21.1

 

Cllr Lesley Alexander, Deputy Lord Mayor, seconded the motion.

 

It was then

 

RESOLVED:

That CPR 21.1 be suspended.

 

 

The Lord Mayor advised Full Council that following discussions involving the Mayor, party group leaders and whips, it had been agreed (as indicated in the report) that a series of debates/votes would take place at this meeting on certain aspects of the proposals.   These were then considered and voted on as follows:

 

VOTE 2:  Vote on proposal to raise the signature threshold for petitions qualifying for a Full Council debate

 

The Lord Mayor moved this proposal, for the purposes of enabling a debate to take place.

 

Cllr Lesley Alexander, Deputy Lord Mayor, seconded the motion.

 

Following debate, the vote on this proposal was LOST (no members voting in favour, 59 voting against, with 1 abstention).

 

 

VOTE 3:  Vote on proposal to introduce a new selection process for the Lord Mayor, to apply from 2019-20

 

The Lord Mayor moved this proposal, for the purposes of enabling a debate to take place.

 

Cllr Lesley Alexander, Deputy Lord Mayor, seconded the motion.

 

Following debate, the vote on this proposal was LOST (27 members voting in favour, 28 voting against, with 2 abstentions).

 

 

VOTE 4:  Vote on proposal for “Golden” (first priority) motions to be allocated to reflect the political proportionality of the Full Council membership

 

The Lord Mayor moved this proposal, for the purposes of enabling a debate to take place.

 

Cllr Lesley Alexander, Deputy Lord Mayor, seconded the motion.

 

Following debate, the vote on this proposal was CARRIED (32 members voting in favour, 27 voting against, with 1 abstention).

 

 

VOTE 5:  Vote on proposal for the allocation of the Chairs of scrutiny and other committees to reflect the political proportionality of the Full Council membership, on the basis that the Chairs of scrutiny commissions should not be members of the same political group as the Mayor.

 

The Lord Mayor moved this proposal, for the purposes of enabling a debate to take place.

 

Cllr Lesley Alexander, Deputy Lord Mayor, seconded the motion.

 

Following debate, the vote on this proposal was CARRIED (32 members voting in favour, 28 voting against, with no abstentions).

 

 

VOTE 6:  Vote on proposal from the Human Resources Committee that the name of the committee be changed to “Employment and Remuneration Committee” and that the Selection Committee be incorporated within an Employment and Remuneration Committee

 

The Lord Mayor moved this proposal, for the purposes of enabling a debate to take place.

 

Cllr Lesley Alexander, Deputy Lord Mayor, seconded the motion.

 

Following debate, the vote on this proposal was LOST (28 members voting in favour, 31 voting against, with no abstentions).

 

 

VOTE 7.1:  Vote on proposal (page 277 of agenda pack – APR 14.1) on the Mayor’s Forward Plan notice being adjusted to cover a period of “up to 4 months”

 

The Lord Mayor moved this proposal, for the purposes of enabling a debate to take place.

 

Cllr Lesley Alexander, Deputy Lord Mayor, seconded the motion.

 

Following debate, the vote on this proposal was CARRIED (32 members voting in favour, 28 voting against, with no abstentions).

 

 

VOTE 7.2:  Vote on proposal (page 286 of agenda pack – PBR 2) on changes to the previous deadlines for the Mayor publishing budget proposals

 

The Lord Mayor moved this proposal, for the purposes of enabling a debate to take place.

 

Cllr Lesley Alexander, Deputy Lord Mayor, seconded the motion.

 

Following debate, the vote on this proposal was CARRIED (32 members voting in favour, 28 voting against, with no abstentions).

 

 

VOTE 7.3:  Vote on all other constitution changes

 

The Lord Mayor moved this proposal.

 

Cllr Lesley Alexander, Deputy Lord Mayor, seconded the motion.

 

The vote on all other constitution changes was CARRIED (54 members voting in favour, 2 voting against, with 4 abstentions).

 

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