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41.

Declarations of interest

42.

'No confidence' in Barnet's Conservative Leader and Cabinet - Councillor Alison Moore pdf icon PDF 19 KB

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    Councillor Alison Moore moved the Opposition Business Item in her name. Councillors Daniel Thomas, Geof Cooke and Kath McGuirk moved the amendments in their name.  Debate ensued. Upon being put to the vote the amendment in the name of Councillor Daniel Thomas was declared carried. Upon being put to the vote the amendment in name of Councillor Geof Cooke was declared lost

    At least ten Members rose in their places and called for a formal division on the voting on the amendment in the in the name of Councillor Geof Cooke. Upon being taken the results of the Division were declared as follows:

     

    For

    Against

    Not voting

    Absent

    Councillors

    Councillors

    Councillors

    Councillors

    Brodkin

    Dean Cohen

    Coleman

    Braun

    Campbell

    Melvin Cohen

    Schama

    Geoffrey Johnson

    Coakley Webb

    Alison Cornelius

    Kate Salinger

    Rutter

    Jack Cohen

    Richard Cornelius

     

    Turner

    Cooke

    Davey

     

     

    Farrier

    Evangeli

     

     

    Houston

    Finn

     

     

    Hutton

    Gordon

     

     

    Ioannidis

    Greenspan

     

     

    Julie Johnson

    Harper

     

     

    McGuirk

    Helena Hart

     

     

    Mittra

    John Hart

     

     

    Moore

    Khatri

     

     

    Lord Palmer

    Longstaff

     

     

    Susette Palmer

    Marshall

     

     

    O-Macauley

    Old

     

     

    Rawlings

    Perry

     

     

    Rogers

    Prentice

     

     

    Sargeant

    Rajput

     

     

    Schneiderman

    Rams

     

     

    Slocombe

    Rayner

     

     

    Sodha

    Brian Salinger

     

     

    Tierney

    Scannell

     

     

    Zubairi

    Seal

     

     

     

    Shooter

     

     

     

    Sowerby

     

     

     

    Strongolou

     

     

     

    Andreas Tambourides

     

     

     

    Joanna Tambourides

     

     

     

    Thomas

     

     

     

    Thompstone

     

     

     

    Yawitch

     

     

     

    For

    Against

    Not voting

    Absent

    TOTAL

     

     

    24

    32

      3

      4

    63

     

     

     

     

     

    RESOLVED - Upon being put to the vote the amendment in the name of Councillor Geof Cooke was declared lost.

     

     

    Upon being put to the vote the amendment in the name of Councillor Kath McGuirk was declared lost. Upon being put to the vote the substantive Opposition Item as amended by Councillor Daniel Thomas was declared carried.

     

    RESOLVED – Council notes that Councillor Moore believes that this Conservative Administration has completely lost its way over the One Barnet Programme but Councilbelieves the Labour opposition and its supporters have no alternative ideas to manage the Council budget. They accepted the savings from outsourcing in their draft budget so can not be taken seriously.

     

    Council notes the frustrating and opaque EU procurement rules that lead to extended process, secrecy and delays in awarding contracts. These rules cause all Members to feel disconnected from the process.

     

    Council is pleased that the Leader and Deputy Leader have never disagreed and is further pleased that the Conservative group provides such an excellent Leader and Administration.

     

    Council recognises the work has been done on the outsourcing  projects and calls on the Cabinet to ensure that all members of the Council are fully informed, and have had every opportunity to have their questions answered about the proposed projects before a decision is taken.