Issue - meetings

Political Group Regulations

Meeting: 08/12/2022 - Council (Item 124)

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Report of Rob Walker, Deputy Chief Executive & Monitoring Officer.


The Democratic Services Manager presented the report that asked Members to confirm, in accordance with the Local Government (Committees and Political Groups) Regulations 1990, the Political Balance of the Council’s Committees.


Following recent changes to political group numbers it was now appropriate to review the Council’s political balance on Committee seats.  The allocations had been highlighted on pages 77 to 78 of the agenda pack.


The recommendation as listed in the report was proposed by Councillor James, the Executive Member for Customer & Corporate Services and seconded by the Deputy Leader, Councillor Claussen.


Councillor Morton asked how the numbers were allocated to each committee was determined, particularly in respect of Licensing Committee that had more Members than others.


The Democratic Services Manager explained that the Licensing Committee and the Committee of the Licensing Authority had up to a maximum of 15 Members and all Committee numbers were determined by Full Council.


Following a vote, which included 1 vote against and 1 abstention, the recommendation was approved.


RESOLVED that following a review of seat allocation, the political balance of Committees as listed in the report be approved.