Cllr Peter Bilson proposed, Cllr Andrew
Johnson seconded, and it was resolved:
That Cllr Roger
Lawrence be elected Leader of the Council for a four year term to
Cllr Roger Lawrence proposed, Cllr Andrew
Johnson seconded, and it was resolved that the Council should make
the following decisions based on the report tabled:
To approve the political balance of the Council, and how this is
applied to appointments to Council bodies.
To note the appointment, by the Leader of the Council, of
Councillors to the Cabinet, the specified lead Cabinet Member roles
and Cabinet Panels.
To approve the appointment of Councillors to the Scrutiny Board,
and Scrutiny Panels, including Chairs and Vice-chairs, subject to
the amendments that Cllr Arun Photay sit on the Scrutiny Board (and
not the Audit and Risk Committee), Cllr Patricia Patten be
Vice-chair of the Scrutiny Board (and not on the Audit and Risk
Committee), and Cllr Louise Miles sit on the Children and Young
People Scrutiny Panel.
To approve the appointment of Councillors to Regulatory, oversight
and other committees and advisory groups, including Chairs and
Vice-chairs, and the appointment of a Councillor Champion for
Equalities, subject to the amendments that Cllrs Christine Mills
and Andrew Wynne sit on the Audit and Risk Committee (and not on
the Scrutiny Board), and Cllr Lynne Moran sit on the Corporate
To approve the appointments to Joint Authorities/Committees and
Outside Bodies, including lead, substitute lead and voting
Councillors, subject to the amendment that Cllr Judith Rowley
should be the designated lead member on the Transport Delivery
Committee of the Integrated Transport Authority.
To approve the dissolution of the Petitions Committee, as
previously recommended by the Special Advisory Group.
To authorise the Director of Governance to make such changes to the
Constitution of the Council as are necessary and consequent upon
the recommendations detailed above.