Agenda item

Notice of Motions in accordance with Procedure Rule 12 and 14.2

The following motion submitted in accordance with Procedure Rule 12 and 14.2 of the Meeting Procedure Rules and signed by the requisite number of Councillors has been proposed by Councillor Drew Mellor and seconded by Councillor Philip Broadhead:­-

 

“In recent weeks, a number of decisions have been taken by the BCP Council Administration without proper consultation with the residents and businesses who will be affected. Ward Councillors were only consulted or informed, once plans were set to be implemented.  This has resulted in a high level of public frustration and mistrust.

 

It is clear that the “Unity Alliance” administration is making decisions and plans without due regard to resident, business, visitor or councillor comment or suggestions.

 

This Council therefore has no confidence in the current administration to deliver for the residents of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole and seeks the removal from office of its Leader.”

 

Minutes:

The following motion was submitted in accordance with Procedure Rule 12 and 14.2 of the Meeting Procedure Rules and signed by the requisite number of Councillors proposed by Councillor Drew Mellor and seconded by Councillor Philip Broadhead:­-

 

“In recent weeks, a number of decisions have been taken by the BCP Council Administration without proper consultation with the residents and businesses who will be affected. Ward Councillors were only consulted or informed, once plans were set to be implemented.  This has resulted in a high level of public frustration and mistrust.

 

It is clear that the “Unity Alliance” administration is making decisions and plans without due regard to resident, business, visitor or councillor comment or suggestions.

 

This Council therefore has no confidence in the current administration to deliver for the residents of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole and seeks the removal from office of its Leader.”

 

Members in considering the motion took into account the statements that had been received on the above, discussed the opportunity to work together the work undertaken by the Unity Alliance including their schemes, projects and policies, the expectations of local residents, the level of consultation and the operation of the Council during the pandemic. 

 

A recorded vote was taken on the motion:

 

For

Cllr Hazel Allen

Cllr Bryan Dion

Cllr Cheryl Johnson

Cllr Mark Anderson

Cllr Bobbie Dove 

Cllr Andy Jones

Cllr Sarah Anderson

Cllr Beverley Dunlop

Cllr Jane Kelly 

Cllr Julie Bagwell

Cllr Jackie Edwards

Cllr David Kelsey

Cllr John Beesley

Cllr Duane Farr

Cllr Bob Lawton 

Cllr Derek Borthwick

Cllr Laurence Fear

Cllr Drew Mellor 

Cllr Philip Broadhead

Cllr Anne Filer

Cllr Tony O’Neill

Cllr Diana Butler

Cllr Mike Greene

Cllr Susan Phillips

Cllr Daniel Butt

Cllr Nicola Greene

Cllr Karen Rampton

Cllr Judes Butt

Cllr May Haines

Cllr Roberto Rocca

Cllr Eddie Coope

Cllr Peter Hall

Cllr Ann Stribley

Cllr Malcolm Davies

Cllr Nigel Hedges

Cllr Mike White

Cllr Norman Decent

Cllr Mohan Iyengar

Cllr Lawrence Williams

 

Against

Cllr Lewis Allison

Cllr George Farquhar

Cllr Simon McCormack  

Cllr Marcus Andrews

Cllr David Flagg 

Cllr Pete Miles 

Cllr Steve Baron

Cllr Nick Geary 

Cllr Sandra Moore 

Cllr Mike Brooke

Cllr Andy Hadley 

Cllr Lisa Northover

Cllr David Brown

Cllr Paul Hilliard

Cllr Margaret Phipps 

Cllr Simon Bull

Cllr Mark Howell

Cllr Felicity Rice 

Cllr Richard Burton 

Cllr Toby Johnson

Cllr Chris Rigby

Cllr Mike Cox 

Cllr Marion LePoidevin

Cllr Mark Robson 

Cllr Lesley Dedman 

Cllr Lisa Lewis 

Cllr Vikki Slade

Cllr Millie Earl

Cllr Rachel Maidment

Cllr Tony Trent 

Cllr L-J Evans

Cllr Chris Matthews

Cllr Kieron Wilson 

 

Abstentions

Cllr Stephen Bartlett

Cllr Nigel Brooks

 

 

Voting: For – 39; Against – 33; Abstentions – 2

 

The motion was carried, and the Chairman announced that an Extraordinary Council meeting would be held on 1 October 2020 at 7 pm for the Election of the Leader of the Council.

 

Councillor Mark Howell reported that he would undertake the role of acting Leader of the Council until a new Leader was appointed which he stated was a privilege and a great responsibility.  He reported that he was disappointed that the Council was in this position and made a statement on the work of the Council, Officers and Councillors and in particular the former Leader.  He referred to the declaration of the climate and ecological emergency and the commitment made by the Council. He thanked Cllr Slade for the huge amount of work that she had undertaken since May 2019 and reported that she had served the residents of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole very well.