Agenda and minutes

Agenda and minutes

Constitutional and Nomination Committee - Tuesday, 2nd February, 2021 9.30 am

Venue: Virtual meeting -

Contact: Donna Barnes 

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 9 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 24 November 2020.


CN/21/01         Minutes




To approve as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting held on 24 November 2020.



Membership of Council Committees and Representation on Joint Boards and Joint Committees




To recommend the Council to make the following changes in appointments to Committees of the Council.





Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee

Walid Omara

Co-opted parent governor




Health and Wellbeing Board


Remove: Michael McCourt - Manchester Local Care Organisation and replace with Appoint: Katy Calvin-Thomas - Manchester Local Care Organisation

Remove: Dr Claire Lake - GP member - South Locality on Manchester Health and Care Commissioning Board 

Appoint: Dr Geeta Wadhwa is the GP member - South Locality on Manchester Health and Care Commissioning Board

Remove Jim Potter -
Chair, Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Appoint - Michael Luger, Chair of Northern Care Alliance  


Constitution of the Council pdf icon PDF 275 KB

The report of the City Solicitor is enclosed.

Additional documents:


The Committee considered the report of the City Solicitor setting out proposed changes to the Council’s Constitution.

The report described the changes that had been made.


The Chair invited the Committee to comment and ask questions.

In response to a question raised on the proposed amendments to the regrading of posts, the Committee was assured that the changes would bring the Council in line with other core cities.




To note the report and recommend that the Council agree the recommendations set out as follows:


1.    Adopt, subject to recommendation 5 below, the attached revised Sections of the Constitution of the Council, namely:


a)    Part 2

b)    Part 3: Sections, C and F

c)    Part 4: Sections A, B, C and F

d)    Part 5: Sections C, D and E

e)    Part 6: Sections B, C and E

f)     Part 8


2.    Make consequential and ancillary changes to other Parts of the Constitution to align with the changes set out in the report.


3.    Amend Part 4: Section E as detailed at Paragraph 4.5 of the report as follows:


It is proposed that the reference to “The Chief Executive of the Skills Funding Agency” is deleted from Rule 8A.1 of the Scrutiny Procedure Rules (Part 4 Section E). This is to reflect a change in the list of relevant partner authorities contained in section 104 of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Heath Act 2007.


4.    Readopt the remainder of the Constitution


5.    Note in relation to Part 3 of the Constitution 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 set out in Part 3 (Sections A and F) are for the information of the Council only.