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No apologies were received for this meeting.
Declarations of Interests
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Declarations received will be reported at the meeting.
No declarations of interest were received for this meeting.
To receive any public questions, statements or petitions submitted in accordance with the Constitution, which is available to view at the following link:
The deadline for the submission of a public question is 4 clear working days before the meeting.
The deadline for the submission of a public statement is midday the working day before the meeting.
The deadline for the submission of a petition is 10 working days before the meeting.
The Chairman reported as follows:
In accordance with the Constitution the public question received from Kate Salter on the Cabinet arrangements had been published on the website and a link circulated to all Councillors. The Chairman advised that a response to this question was not available prior to the meeting and in accordance with the Constitution Acting Leader, Councillor Mark Howell was invited to respond to the question.
In relation to this the Chairman advised that the verbal response provided by Councillor Howell would be published in writing on the Council website.
B – Statements
In accordance with the Constitution Members were advised that the statement received from Michael Finch had been published on the website and a link circulated to all Councillors.
C – Petitions
The Chairman advised that there had been no petitions received by the deadline for this Council meeting.
Election of Leader of the Council
A motion on a vote of no confidence in the Leader of the Council was carried at Council on 15 September 2020.
In accordance with Article 7 - 1.1 of the Constitution a replacement will be elected at an Extraordinary Council Meeting. Following the outcome of the above motion the Chairman called the Extraordinary meeting of the Council for 1 October at 7 pm.
Councillors are asked to elect the Leader of the Council in accordance with the Council’s Constitution.
Nominations were received for the following Councillors:
Councillor Vikki Slade
Councillor Drew Mellor
The nominees outlined why they should be elected as Leader of the Council and a number of Councillors spoke in support of both of the nominees.
Councillor Julie Bagwell moved the motion that the question now be put. This motion was seconded by Councillor Daniel Butt. Upon being put to the vote the motion was carried with voting as follows:
(Councillors Simon McCormack and Chris Rigby requested that their vote against the motion be recorded).
The nominees were then invited to sum up following which a secret ballot was undertaken in accordance with the Constitution. The Chief Executive reported on the outcome of the ballot as follows:
Councillor Vikki Slade: 33
Councillor Drew Mellor: 40
RESOLVED that Councillor Drew Mellor be elected Leader of the Council in accordance with the Constitution.
Questions from Councillors
The deadline for questions to be submitted to the Monitoring Officer is 23 September 2020.
No questions from Councillors were received from this meeting.