Council

 

Minutes of the meeting held on 10 October 2019 at 7.00 pm in Council Chamber, Council Offices, Cecil Street, Margate, Kent.

 

Present:

 

Councillor Jason Savage (Chairman); Councillors Albon, Ara, Ashbee, Bailey, Bambridge, J Bayford, R Bayford, Boyd, Campbell, Coleman-Cooke, Constantine, Crittenden, Currie, Day, Dennis, Dexter, Duckworth, Everitt, Farrance, Fellows, Game, Garner, Green, Gregory, Hopkinson, Huxley, Keen, Kup, Pat Moore, Ovenden, Parsons, L Piper, S Piper, Potts, Pugh, Rawf, Rogers, Roper, Rusiecki, D Saunders, M Saunders, Scobie, Shrubb, Stevens, Taylor, Tomlinson, Towning, Whitehead, Wing, Wright and Yates.

 

 

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1.            Apologies for Absence

 

Apologies were received from Councillors; Braidwood, Hart, Paul Moore and Scott.

 

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2.            Declarations of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

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3.            Motion on Notice - The Leader of the Council

 

Councillor Reverend Piper proposed an alteration to his motion as follows: 

 

 “That Council holds a vote of no confidence in the current Leader of Thanet District Council and removes him from office.”

 

Council accepted the altered motion which was seconded by Councillor Potts.

 

In accordance with council procedure rule 3.7, the Leader provided a response to the motion.

 

Following debate by Members, the motion was put to the vote and was carried.

 

ELECTION OF LEADER OF THE COUNCIL

 

Two nominations were received:

 

It was proposed by Councillor Campbell and seconded by Councillor Albon that Councillor Everitt be elected Leader of the Council.

 

It was proposed by Councillor Ashbee and seconded by Councillor Game that Councillor R Bayford be elected Leader of the Council.

 

Upon being put to the vote, Councillor Everitt was elected Leader of the Council until the Annual meeting of Council in May 2020.

 

The Leader announced his appointment of Councillor Whitehead as Deputy Leader of the Council until the Annual meeting of Council in May 2020.

 

 

 

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Meeting concluded: 9.25pm

 

 

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