Manchester City Council

Agenda and minutes

Agenda and minutes

Annual Council Meeting, Council
Wednesday, 15th May, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: The Council Chamber, Level 2, Town Hall Extension

Contact: Donald Connolly 

Webcast: View the webcast

Items
No. Item

33.

Lord Mayor's Special Business - welcome to newly elected Councillors

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The Lord Mayor referred to the local elections held on 2 May 2019 and the attendance of newly elected Councillors to their first meeting of the Council and Councillors that had been re-elected. The Lord Mayor welcomed Councillors Abdullatif, Butt, Chambers, Doswell, Stanton and Whiston.

34.

Lord Mayor's Special Business - MEN's Pride of Manchester Award

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The Lord Mayor received the Manchester Evening News Pride of Manchester Awards – Spirit of Manchester Award on behalf of the City. The Lord Mayor introduced Mr Darren Thwaites (Editor in Chief MEN) who presented the award and spoke to the Council. The award had been made to the population of Greater Manchester in recognition of the strength of spirit shown following the Manchester Arena attack in May 2017.

 

The Leader of the Council reported that the award will be displayed in public buildings across Greater Manchester before being displayed in Manchester Gallery and then permanently in Manchester Town Hall, following the completion of restoration work.

35.

Lord Mayor's Special Business - Campaign for Increased Security Measures at Public Venues

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The Lord Mayor introduced Ms Fegen Murray who addressed to the Council on the recent campaign for the introduction of increased security measures at public venues, which has involved a petition made to parliament.

 

The Leader of the Council thanked Ms Murray and gave a commitment to meet to consider how the Council may support the campaign.

36.

Election of the Lord Mayor of Manchester

To elect the Lord Mayor of Manchester for the 2019/20 Municipal Year.

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The Lord Mayor invited nominations for the office of Lord Mayor for the forthcoming municipal year.

 

CouncillorAbid Latif Chohan was nominated by Councillor Leese and seconded by Councillor Lanchbury and the Council voted by acclamation.

 

The Lord Mayor declared that Councillor Abid Latif Chohan was elected Lord Mayor of Manchester for the forthcoming municipal year.

 

Councillor Chohan then read out the Declaration of Acceptance of Office. The Council adjourned briefly while the new Lord Mayor was robed.

 

When the meeting resumed, the Lord Mayor Councillor Abid Latif Chohan took the Oath of Allegiance and was invested with the badge of office.

37.

Chair

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The Right Worshipful, the Lord Mayor, Councillor Abid Latif Chohan (in the Chair).

38.

Thanks to the Retiring Lord Mayor

To adopt a resolution of thanks for the retiring Lord Mayor.

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A vote of thanks to the retiring Lord Mayor was moved by Councillor Karney.

 

The Lord Mayor presented a Former Lord Mayor badge to the retiring Lord Mayor. The Lady Mayoress presented the retiring Lord Mayor’s Consort with his commemorative badge.

 

Councillor Hitchen then addressed the Council.

 

Decision

 

To extend the sincere thanks of the Council to Councillor June Hitchen, the retiring Lord Mayor, for her valuable services to Manchester during her term of office, and to Councillor Carmine Grimshaw, the retiring Lord Mayor’s Consort, for the work he had undertaken to support the retiring Lord Mayor.

39.

Appointment of the Deputy Lord Mayor

To appoint a Deputy Lord Mayor for the 2019/20 Municipal Year.

 

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The Lord Mayor invited nominations for the office of Deputy Lord Mayor for the forthcoming municipal year.

 

Councillor Tommy Judge was nominated by Councillor Leese and Seconded by Councillor Lanchbury and the Council voted by acclamation. The Lord Mayor declared that he had been appointed.

 

Councillor Judge read out the Declaration of Acceptance of Office and was invested with the badge of office.

 

40.

Motion without Notice - Suspension of particular rules (Council Procedure Rule 19.1(k))

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Councillor Leech proposed a motion without notice to ‘suspend particular rules’ (Council Procedure Rule 19.1(k)). The motion was seconded by Councillor Kilpatrick.

 

Resolution

 

The motion was put to Council and voted on, and the Lord Mayor declared that it was lost.

41.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 351 KB

To submit for approval and signature the minutes of the meeting held on 27 March 2019.

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Decision

 

To agree the minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 27 March 2019 as a correct record.

42.

Seniority of Councillors pdf icon PDF 117 KB

The statement of the City Solicitor as to the seniority of members of the Council is enclosed.

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The Council noted the revised list of seniority of councillors following the election held in May 2019.

 

The seniority of the members of the Council as of 8 May 2019 is appended to these minutes.

43.

The Leader of the Council

To elect the Leader of the Council.

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The Lord Mayor invited nominations for election as Leader of the Council.

Councillor Richard Leese was proposed by Councillor Lanchbury and seconded by Councillor Evans.

 

After the Council voted on this, the Lord Mayor declared that Councillor Richard Leese was elected.

 

Decision

 

To elect Councillor Richard Leese as Leader of the Council.

 

44.

Appointment of Committees and Chairs

To approve the appointment of members of the following –

 

Art Galleries Committee                              Audit Committee

Employee Appeals Committee                  Licensing and Appeals Committee

Licensing Committee                                  Licensing Policy Committee

Personnel Committee                                 Planning and Highways Committee

Standards Committee                                 Health and Wellbeing Board

Executive Standing Consultative Panel

 

Scrutiny Committees –

Children and Young People                     Communities and Equalities

Neighbourhoods and Environment         Economy

Health                                                                        Resources and Governance

 

(see recommendations of the Constitutional and Nomination Committee in the minutes of 15 May 2019 – to be circulated at the meeting).

 

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The Council approved the recommendations made by the Constitutional and Nomination Committee on 15 May 2019 regarding the appointment of chairs and membership of the Council’s committees.

 

Decision

 

To receive those minutes.

45.

Appointments to the Combined Authority, Joint Authorities and Joint Committees

To approve appointment of representatives to the Combined Authority, Joint Authorities and Joint Committees.

 

(see recommendations of the Constitutional and Nomination Committee in the minutes of 15 May 2019 – to be circulated at the meeting).

 

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The Council approved the recommendations made by the Constitutional and Nomination Committee on 15 May 2019 about the Council’s appointments to the Combined Authority, joint authorities and joint committees.

 

Decision

 

  1. To receive those minutes.

 

  1. To extend the terms of office of Nicol? Jackson & Geoff Linnell (the two independent co-opted members of the Standards Committee) and Alan Eastwood & Sarah Beswick (the Council’s two Independent Persons) for two years commencing on 18 November 2019.

46.

Dates of Council meetings

To agree the dates of ordinary meetings of the Council in 2019/20:

 

Wednesday 10 July 2019                           Wednesday 2 October 2019

Wednesday 27 November 2019                Wednesday 29 January 2020

Friday 6 March 2020 (Budget meeting)   Wednesday 25 March 2020

 

and that the Annual Meeting of the Council 2020 will be on 20 May 2020.

 

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The Council considered the dates of Council meetings for the forthcoming municipal year.

 

Decisions

 

(1)       To agree the following dates of ordinary meetings of the Council in 2019/2020:

 

Wednesday 10 July 2019                 Wednesday 2 October 2019

Wednesday 27 November 2019      Wednesday 29 January 2020

Friday 6 March 2020 (Budget)         Wednesday 25 March 2020

 

(2)       To agree that that the Annual Meeting of the Council 2020 will be on 20 May 2020.

47.

Greater Manchester Transport Committee - Roles and Responsibilities pdf icon PDF 722 KB

The report of the City Solicitor is enclosed.

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The Council considered a report proposing the establishment of the Greater Manchester Transport Committee.

 

Decisions

 

(1)       To approve the establishment of the new Greater Manchester Transport Committee as a joint committee of the 10 districts, Greater Manchester Combined Authority and Mayor.

 

(2)       To approve the Terms of Reference and Operating Agreement for the Committee as set out in Schedule 1 of the report.

 

(3)       To delegate the functions as set out in the Terms of Reference to the Greater Manchester Transport Committee.

 

(4)       To appoint two members to the Transport Committee for 2019 – 2020, one being the Executive Member for Environment, Planning an Transport, and one other Councillor as recommended by the Constitutional and Nomination Committee.

 

(5)       To appoint as a substitute for the Executive Member the Assistant Executive Member for Environment, Planning and Transport, and to appoint another Councillor as the second substitute as recommended by the Constitutional and Nomination Committee.

48.

Council Constitution 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 134 KB

The report of the City Solicitor is enclosed.

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The Leader of the Council moved the recommendations in the City Solicitor’s report about amendments and revisions to the Constitution.

 

Decisions

 

(1)       To adopt, subject to 3 below, the attached Parts of the Constitution of the Council, namely –

 

Part 3, Section F

Part 4, Section A

Part 8

 

(2)       To agree that the City Solicitor may make such consequential amendments to other Parts of the Constitution as may be required to reflect the changes made to the Parts referred to in 1 above;

 

(3)       To note that, in relation to Part 3, that responsibility for the discharge of executive functions and the delegation of such responsibility rests with the Leader of the Council and that the recommended delegations of executive functions as set out in the attached Part 3, Section F (Scheme of Delegation to Officers) are for the information of the Council only;

 

(4)       To note that the Leader has approved the delegations of executive functions contained in Part 3, Section F and has agreed that the City Solicitor may make any consequential amendments to Part 3, Section A (Local Choice Functions) of the Constitution, insofar as they relate to executive functions; and

 

(5)       To note that the report submitted represents an interim review of the Constitution and a report on a full review will be brought to the Council’s October meeting.

48a

Members of the Council and their Seniority - May 2019

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Seniority by Office

 

The Right Worshipful, The Lord Mayor

The Deputy Lord Mayor

The Leader of the Council

The Leader of the Opposition

 

Seniority by length of service

 

Patrick Karney

Richard Leese

Basil Curley

Eddy Newman

Glynn Evans

Brian O’Neil

Susan Murphy

Susan Cooley

Paul Andrews

Bernard Priest

Joanne Green

Bernard Stone

John Flanagan

Tom Judge

June Hitchen

AbidChohan

Mary Watson

NaeemUl-Hassan

Nigel Murphy

Andrew Simcock

John Leech

Rosa Battle

Sameem Ali

Veronica Kirkpatrick

Luthfur Rahman

Suzannah Reeves

Rabnawaz Akbar

Suzanne Richards

Julie Reid

Tracey Rawlins

AftabRazaq

Matthew Strong

Bev Craig

John Hughes

Carmine Grimshaw

Carl Ollerhead

Shelley Lanchbury

Joan Davies

Nasrin Ali

Ahmed Ali

Luke Raikes

AngelikiStogia

Shaukat Ali

Joanna Midgley

Afia Kamal

Tina Hewitson

Donna Ludford

Sarah Russell

Azra Ali

Madeleine Monaghan

Sandra Collins

Yasmin Dar

John Hacking

James Wilson

Rebecca Moore

MandieShilton Godwin

Emily Rowles

Dzidra Noor

Basat Sheikh

Paula Appleby

Dave Rawson

Garry Bridges

Sarah Judge

Lee-Ann Igbon

John Farrell

Paula Sadler

Andy Harland

Emma Taylor

Mary Monaghan

MahadiMahamed

Hannah Priest

Kelly Simcock

Zahra Alijah

Chris Wills

Jill Lovecy

Ali Ilyas

Richard Kilpatrick

Annette Wright

William Jeavons

Sam Lynch

Sean McHale

Majid Dar

Eve Holt

Sam Wheeler

Ben Clay

Adele Douglas

Gavin White

FiasRiasat

Jon-Connor Lyons

Marcus Johns

Tim Whiston**

Shazia Butt**

Greg Stanton**

Jade Mary Doswell**

AmnaSaad Omar Abdullatif**

Becky Chambers**

 

Notes

 

Seniority is calculated on total aggregated length of service as a member of the Council.

 

** The seniority of the members marked, without previous service as councillors for Manchester, was determined by a ballot conducted by the Lord Mayor on 8 May 2019.