Wednesday 29th May 2024,
North Yorks Enquirer

Dear Mrs Dixon: The Invalid Vote.

Dear Mrs Dixon,

I watched the extraordinary meeting of Scarborough Borough Council on Monday June 26th 2017 looking forward to the debate surrounding the motion submitted by Councillors Cross and Dodds:

To register a recorded vote for or against a declaration of no confidence in the Leader and incumbent Portfolio Holders of his Cabinet

As is normal with a debate in council, Standing Orders were suspended to allow debate of the motion. This took place in the webcast at 5 minutes and 30 seconds.

Watching the rest of the webcast I noticed that Standing Orders were never re-instated to allow a vote on the motion.

I presume this means the vote that took place wasn’t legal and Cllr Cross’ motion is still to be voted upon.

I have, therefore, no confidence in the Mayor’s competency to conduct a council meeting.

Please could you let me know when the legal vote will take place?

Kind regards,
Tim Thorne



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