Manchester City Council

Agenda and minutes

Agenda and minutes

Constitutional and Nomination Committee
Wednesday, 10th July, 2019 9.30 am

Venue: Council Antechamber, Level 2, Town Hall Extension

Contact: Beth Morgan 

Items
No. Item

15.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 302 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 15 May 2019.

Minutes:

Decision

 

To approve as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting held on 15 May 2019.

 

16.

Admission to the Roll of Honorary Aldermen

To consider, and if deemed appropriate, to recommend to Council that a special meeting of the City Council be convened on 2 October 2019 for the purpose of adopting a resolution, to be proposed by the Lord Mayor and seconded by the Deputy Lord Mayor, that Mr Hugh Barrett be admitted as an Honorary Alderman of the City of Manchester in recognition of the long and eminent service that he has rendered to the Council, and thereafter to install Mr Barrett as an Honorary Alderman.

Minutes:

Decision

 

To recommend to Council that a special meeting of the City Council be convened on 2 October 2019 for the purpose of adopting a resolution, to be proposed by the Lord Mayor and seconded by the Deputy Lord Mayor, that Mr Hugh Barrett is admitted as an Honorary Alderman of the City of Manchester in recognition of the long and eminent service that he has rendered to the Council, and thereafter to install Mr Hugh Barrett as an Honorary Alderman.

 

17.

Compulsory Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places pdf icon PDF 266 KB

The report of the City Solicitor is enclosed.

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report of the Chief Executive which sought approval for the initiation of the compulsory review of polling districts and polling places within the city. The Committee took into consideration the requirement by the Electoral Administration and Registration Act 2013, that compulsory reviews of parliamentary polling districts and polling places must take place every 5 years and the Authority’s last compulsory review came into effect in February 2014. The Council was therefore required to undertake the next compulsory review within the 16 month period between 1 October 2018 and 31 January 2020.

 

Decisions

 

1.    To note the background to the review and the proposed timetable/process including the consultation arrangements.

 

2.    To authorise the initiation of the compulsory review of polling districts and polling places within the Council’s area beginning on 15 July 2019.

 

3.    To note the role of the existing Elections and Registration Member Working Group in assisting the Council in developing detailed proposals for the boundaries of polling districts and the location of polling places, taking into account the Acting Returning Officer’s submission and consultation responses received.

 

4.    To delegate authority for undertaking the review to the Chief Executive.

 

5.    To request that the Chief Executive reports back to the Committee upon completion of the review, so that the Committee can make final recommendations on polling districts and polling places to the City Council.

 

18.

Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places - Request for an Additional Meeting of the Committee

The Committee is asked to agree to hold an additional meeting in the week commencing Monday 21 October, as part of the timetable for completing the formal Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places.

Minutes:

The Committee was asked to agree to hold an additional meeting in week commencing Monday 21 October 2019 as part of the timetable for completion of the formal Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places.

 

Decision

 

To agree to hold an additional meeting in the week commencing Monday 21 October 2019, as part of the timetable for completion the formal Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places.

 

19.

Membership of Council committees and representation on joint boards and joint committees

To consider proposed changes to the membership of committees and joint boards / joint committees.

 

(Note if the changes proposed involve re-consideration of a decision taken by the Council with the previous 6 months the Committee will need to request the Council to suspend Procedural Rule 25.1).

Minutes:

Decisions

 

1.    To request the Council to agree to suspend Procedural Rule 25.1 to allow the following decisions which involve reconsideration of a decision taken by the Council within the previous six months.

 

2.    To recommend the Council to make the following changes in appointments to Committees and Joint Committees of the Council, and to the membership of GM bodies and committees.

 

COMMITTEE

MEMBER APPOINTED

MEMBER REMOVED

Resources and Governance Scrutiny Committee

Councillor Wright

Councillor Rowles

Councillor O’Neil

Health Scrutiny Committee

Councillor O’Neil

Councillor Clay

 

Communities Scrutiny Committee

Councillor Rawlins

 

Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee

 

Councillor Rawlins

Licensing Committee

 

Councillor Flanagan

Councillor Andrews

Councillor Hassan

 

Licensing and Appeals Committee

 

Councillor Flanagan

Councillor Andrews

Councillor Hassan

 

Constitutional and Nomination Committee

Councillor Flanagan

 

Employee Appeals Committee

Councillor Whiston

Councillor Wheeler

Councillor Cooley

Councillor Azra Ali

Councillor Collins

Councillor Andrews

Councillor Andrew Simcock

 

 

 

 

 

Joint Bodies / GM Bodies and Committees

GMCA Audit Committee

Councillor Russell

 

AGMA Executive Board

Councillor S Murphy (substitute)

 

Councillor N Murphy

(substitute)

 

Health and Social Care Partnership Board

Councillor Ilyas (substitute)

 

GM Culture and Social Impact Fund Committee

Councillor Stone

 

 

Health and Wellbeing Board

To appoint Michael McCourt (Chief Executive Manchester Local Care Organisation) to the Health and Wellbeing Board for the 2019/20 municipal year.

 

Manchester Port Health Authority

Councillor Andrews