Medway Elects
Proposed Changes to the Rules for the Nomination of Mayor and Deputy Mayor

18 July 2019

Motion

A report presented to council provided details of proposed changes to council rule 20 in the constitution which related to the procedure for the nomination of mayor and deputy mayor. This followed a proposal made at annual council on 22 May 2019 which sought to make changes to the council rules and as such the matter had been taken forward without discussion for debate at this council meeting, in accordance with council rule 16.2.

The proposed changes to council rule 20, as specified in section 5 of the report, sought a return to the points based system for the nomination of mayor and deputy mayor.

Councillor Maple, supported by Councillor Murray, proposed the recommendation set out in the report.

On being put to the vote, the proposal was lost.

Vote Result

Votes by Councillor

For For For 23

The following councillors voted in favour of the proposal:

Against Against Against 26

The following councillors voted against the proposal:

Absent Absent Absent 6

The following councillors were absent from the vote:

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

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