Decision details

Updates to the Constitution

Decision Maker: Full Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No


Various updates to the constitution


County Councillor Geoff Driver moved a report setting out details of proposed updates to the county council's constitution.


The following amendment was proposed by County Councillor David Howarth, seconded by County Councillor David Whipp:


To amend Article 8 Citizens Rights, under point 5 after "find out what key decisions are to be decided and when by the Cabinet, Committees, Cabinet Members or officers", add the following:


"and the right to be represented by their local county councillor at any decision making meetings to speak on their behalf".


On being put to the vote the Amendment was LOST.


The substantive motion was then put to the vote and was CARRIED. It was therefore:


Resolved: - That:


(i)  The amendments to the constitution, as set out in the report, now presented, be approved.

(ii)  The Director of Corporate Services be authorised to approve consequential amendments to the constitution arising from these changes.



Report author: Josh Mynott

Date of decision: 27/02/2020

Decided at meeting: 27/02/2020 - Full Council

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