Extraordinary, Council - Tuesday, 10th May, 2022 6.30 pm

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

Contact: Karen Tompkins  Email:

Note: This meeting will commence at 6.30pm or at the conclusion of the reconvened meeting adjourned from 26 April whichever is later 


No. Item



To receive any apologies for absence from Councillors.


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.


Motion of No Confidence

Following the receipt of a valid requisition for an Extraordinary Meeting of the Council and in accordance with the provisions of Part 4D, Procedure Rule 1.2, the following motion is before Council for determination.

The Motion has been proposed by Councillor Lesley Dedman and seconded by Councillor Simon McCormack.


“Since this current administration came into power towards the end of 2020, many of its actions and decisions, and the behaviour of its leadership, have brought BCP council into local and national disrepute.

This culminated in the appalling scenes on the evening of Tuesday April 26, at full council, which would have shamed and embarrassed any council, let alone one of the newest and largest authorities in the country.

The current leadership has lost the trust of residents, many of whom believe this is now a failing council.

The conduct of the leadership of the council, particularly the Leader and Deputy Leader, is creating distrust in and suspicion of the activities and motivations of this council amongst the residents, businesses, visitors and councillors of the conurbation and beyond.

As one of the newest and largest local authorities this council should be a shining example, but the controversial decisions and anomalous plans made by this leadership are destroying the reputation of BCP Unitary council by their concentration on fulfilling their personal and grandiose schemes for the three towns of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole at any cost, but with no provision for future loss.

The suspicion in the community of the manner in which BCP administration is now managing this council was only exacerbated by the disgraceful and dangerous actions of the Leader and Deputy Leader at the meeting of 26 April in calling into the chamber, to ensure they won a vote, members who had previously apologised for absence and were suspected of having a pathological disorder.

This council therefore has no confidence in the current leadership’s ability to provide the residents of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole with proper, responsible and reliable local government and seeks the removal from office of its leader.”