The thing about musical chairs,is that when the music stops, someone is without a seat….
There’s an item at the next full District Council? meeting about committee places. With Jamie Burton leaving UKIP and Labour gaining a seat in the recent by-election, this means committee places have to be re-jigged – parties lose or gain a committee place or two.? This is rather more significant than usual because the Development Committee has been slashed in size from all members to just 13!? As a result there are just two seats to be shared – between the three smallest groups -? Labour, Lib Dem and UKIP. One group? is going to be unlucky here, and if all three groups put a name forward it will go to a vote, where the Conservative Group will be in a position to determine the outcome.
Similar decisions will need to be taken about other committees. The situation is exactly the same for Audit, Investment Board, Licensing and Review – 2 places to be shared between the three smallest parties.
The Lib Dem nominations will be:
Ron Oatham – Licensing
Chris Black- Development, Audit and Investment Board.
Whatever happens, these committee places are only until the next elections in May. In those elections there will be three Councillors elected for the newly enlarged Downhall and Rawreth Ward.? If we win all three seats we definitely get a place on Development and some other committees.