Most decisions taken by councillors at meetings of the whole Council are made by unanimous agreement or, if the decision is disputed, by show of hands. However, the Council's Constitution states that in certain circumstances, or if six or more members request, a "recorded vote" may be taken, where each councillor's vote is recorded in the minutes of the meeting. The number of votes recorded in each council term is as follows:
Recorded votes are only available from December 2001 onwards. Click on a council term to see the full list of recorded votes, whether they were carried or lost and how each councillor voted.