Medway Elects
Council: Increase Number of Votes Recorded (Amendment)

31 July 2008


Councillor Sutton, supported by Councillor Sheila Kearney, proposed the following motion:

That this council recognises

  • the importance of having clear records of votes cast by councillors.

That this council agrees

  • Rule 11.4 of this council is changed and the following added:
    votes on called-in items, amendments and motions at meetings of overview and scrutiny committees are always recorded.


The leader, Councillor Rodney Chambers, supported by the portfolio holder for finance, Councillor Jarrett, proposed an amendment as follows:

To delete the existing motion and replace with:

That this council recognises

  • The importance of having clear records of votes cast by councillors and that there is already provision within council rule 11.5 for any individual member to request how they voted to be recorded in the minutes.

That this council agrees

  • No change to council rule 11.4 in the light of the provision in council rule 11.5.

On being put to the vote, the amendment was carried and became the substantive motion.

Vote Result

Votes by Councillor

For For For 26

The following councillors voted in favour of the amendment:

Against Against Against 20

The following councillors voted against the amendment:

Absent Absent Absent 9

The following councillors were absent from the vote:

To view the list of councillors who voted in favour or against the amendment, those who abstained and those who were absent, click on the appropriate heading.

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