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Lord Mayorality 2019/20

Meeting: 29/11/2018 - Executive (Item 74)

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The Assistant Director, Legal & Governance, to present a report which asks Executive to consider the points system for the annual nomination of the Lord Mayor of York and to confirm that the political group with the most points be invited to make the nomination for the coming municipal year.

Decision:

Resolved:  (i)      That the points system for the annual nomination of the Lord Mayor be altered slightly to enable Members who have served 4 years and are then re-elected for a further 4 years in May 2019 to be eligible for nomination as Lord Mayor for 2019/20.

 

(ii)      That the Conservative Group be invited to nominate the Lord Mayor for 2019/2020, in line with the revised accumulated points system.

 

Reason:     To ensure that the council adopts an appropriate method by which to nominate Lord Mayors for office, and in view of the local elections being held before the start of the next Civic Year.

Minutes:

The Assistant Director, Legal & Governancepresented a report which asked Executive to consider the points system for the annual nomination of the Lord Mayor and to confirm that the political group with the most points be invited to nominate the Lord Mayor for the 2019/2020 Municipal Year.

 

The points accumulated by each group under the existing system were set out in paragraph 4 of the report.  The Conservative Group currently had the largest number of points, at 48, and would therefore qualify for the Lord Mayoralty in 2019/20.  The new Socialist Independent Group had been formed after the Annual Council meeting in May 2018 so had not yet gained any points.

 

As the next local elections would be held in May 2019, before the start of the new Civic Year, an amendment was suggested to the current requirement for a Member to have served 5 years before being nominated as Lord Mayor. 

 

Having noted the comments made on this item under Public Participation, it was

 

Resolved:  (i)      That the points system for the annual nomination of the Lord Mayor be altered slightly to enable Members who have served 4 years and are then re-elected for a further 4 years in May 2019 to be eligible for nomination as Lord Mayor for 2019/20.

 

(ii)      That the Conservative Group be invited to nominate the Lord Mayor for 2019/2020, in line with the revised accumulated points system.

 

Reason:     To ensure that the council adopts an appropriate method by which to nominate Lord Mayors for office, and in view of the local elections being held before the start of the next Civic Year.


 

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