London Borough of Barnet

Agenda and minutes

Extraordinary Council Meeting, Council
Tuesday 6th November, 2012 6.00 pm

Venue: Hendon Town Hall, The Burroughs, London NW4 4BQ. View directions

Contact: Maria Lugangira 020 8359 2761  Email: maria.lugangira@barnet.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

41.

Declarations of interest

Minutes:

None were declared.

42.

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

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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.