Agenda and minutes

Constitutional Review Working Party
Thursday, 17th December, 2015 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, Cecil Street, Margate, Kent

Contact: Emily Kennedy 

No. Item


Apologies for Absence


Declarations of Interest

    To receive any declarations of interest.  Members are advised to consider the extract from the Standard Board Code of Conduct for Members, which forms part of the Declaration of Interest Form at the back of this Agenda.  If a Member declares an interest, they should complete that Form and hand it to the Officer clerking the meeting.


    There were no declarations of interest.


Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 161 KB


Amending Council Procedure Rules regarding appointments of Chairmen pdf icon PDF 137 KB

    Additional documents:


    Nick Hughes, Committee Services Manager outlined the report on amending Council Procedure Rules regarding appointments of Chairmen.


    The Working Party recommended Option 2 subject to the deletion of the last sentence and its replacement with:


    ‘If there were more than 2 nominations then the Chairman would conduct a vote where those present could vote for any of the candidates; if a candidate obtained more than 50% of the votes, then they would win. If no candidate received more than 50% of the votes in the first vote, the candidate with the fewest votes would be eliminated and the vote run again with the remaining candidates (with further re-runs and candidates being eliminated) until a candidate received more than 50% of the votes.’



Council Procedure Rules pdf icon PDF 119 KB


Access To Information Rules pdf icon PDF 75 KB