Agenda and draft minutes

Extraordinary, Council - Tuesday, 21st June, 2022 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, BCP Civic Centre, Bournemouth BH2 6DY. View directions

Contact: Karen Tompkins  Email: democratic.services@bcpcouncil.gov.uk

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9.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence from Councillors.

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillors N Brooks, M Cox, N Decent, B Dion, L-J Evans, G Farquhar, S Gabriel, N Geary, M Greene, N Greene, A Hadley, C Matthews and Dr F Rice.

10.

Declarations of Interests

Councillors are requested to declare any interests on items included in this agenda. Please refer to the workflow on the preceding page for guidance.

Declarations received will be reported at the meeting.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest made on this occasion.

 

11.

Review of the political balance of the Council, the allocation of seats on Committees to each Political Group, appointment of Councillors to Committees and appointments to Outside bodies pdf icon PDF 152 KB

The Council is asked to consider and approve the review of the political balance of the Council, the allocation of seats on Committees to each Political Group, appointment of Councillors to Committees and appointments to Outside bodies following Councillors Steve Baron, Daniel Butt, Judes Butt and Mohan Iyengar leaving the Conservative Group and subsequently establishing a new Political Group including Councillor Julie Bagwell.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Monitoring Officer presented a report, a copy of which had been circulated to each Member and a copy of which appears as Appendix 'A' to these Minutes in the Minute Book.

Council was asked to consider and approve the review of the political balance of the Council, the allocation of seats on Committees to each Political Group, appointment of Councillors to Committees and appointments to Outside bodies following Councillors Steve Baron, Daniel Butt, Judes Butt and Mohan Iyengar leaving the Conservative Group and subsequently establishing a new Political Group including Councillor Julie Bagwell.

Councillor Hilliard proposed an amendment to the recommendations, proposing that the allocations be awarded in accordance with what was discussed at the recent group leaders meeting.

This proposal was seconded by Councillor L Dedman.

The Monitoring Officer advised Council that the proposed amendment had a -1 allocation next to one of the parties meant that a unanimous vote would be required.

The Leader advised that as this amendment required unanimous support, he would ask that the vote be now put without further debate on the basis that the amendment would fall as he was not prepared to support it.

The Chairman requested that the vote be put. A recorded vote was taken on whether the vote be now put and was carried with voting as follows:

For – 35

Cllr Mark Anderson

Cllr Beverly Dunlop

Cllr David Kelsey

Cllr Sarah Anderson

Cllr Jackie Edwards

Cllr Bob Lawton

Cllr Julie Bagwell

Cllr Duane Farr

Cllr Drew Mellor

Cllr Steve Baron

Cllr Laurence Fear

Cllr Susan Phillips

Cllr John Beesley

Cllr Anne Filer

Cllr Karen Rampton

Cllr Derek Borthwick

Cllr May Haines

Cllr Roberto Rocco

Cllr Philip Broadhead

Cllr Peter Hall

Cllr Ann Stribley

Cllr Daniel Butt

Cllr Mohan Iyengar

Cllr Mike White

Cllr Judy Butt

Cllr Cheryl Johnson

Cllr Lawrence Williams

Cllr Eddie Coope

Cllr Toby Johnson

Cllr Tony O’Neill

Cllr Malcolm Davies

Cllr Andy Jones

Cllr Nigel Hedges

Cllr Bobbie Dove

Cllr Jane Kelly

 

 

Against – 26

Cllr Lewis Allison

Cllr Millie Earl

Cllr Lisa Northover

Cllr Marcus Andrews

Cllr David Flagg

Cllr Margaret Phipps

Cllr Stephen Bartlett

Cllr Paul Hilliard

Cllr Vanessa Ricketts

Cllr Mike Brooke

Cllr Mark Howell

Cllr Chris Rigby

Cllr David Brown

Cllr Marion LePoidevin

Cllr Mark Robson

Cllr Simon Bull

Cllr Rachel Maidment

Cllr Vikki Slade

Cllr Richard Burton

Cllr Simon McCormack

Cllr Tony Trent

Cllr Diana Butler

Cllr Pete Miles

Cllr Keiron Wilson

Cllr Lesley Dedman

Cllr Sandra Moore

 

 

Abstentions - 0

Following the vote Councillor Hilliard summed up the amendment expressing his disappointed.

The amendment did not receive unanimous support and therefore fell.

Following further debate on the substantive motion Councillor Hilliard proposed a further amendment that Christchurch Independents give up their seat on Licensing in exchange for one of the Conservative seats out of their six seats on Corporate and Community.

The amendment was seconded by Councillor Dedman.

The proposed amended allocation was circulated to Council electronically.

A recorded vote was taken on the amendment which fell with  ...  view the full minutes text for item 11.