Decision details


Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Consideration was given to the report of the Chief Operating Officer, as contained on pages 137 to 140 of the Book of Reports, which reviewed the allocation of seats on Committees to Political Groups, as a result of the Countermanded Election held on 22 June 2023 and the re-establishment of the Our West Lancashire (OWL) Group.


A Motion circulated prior to the meeting was moved and seconded.


A vote was taken on the Motion, which was CARRIED.


RESOLVED:   A.     That, for the period ending with the next Annual Meeting of the Council, or such lesser period should the political balance or allocation to political groups change during the year requiring a review under the provisions of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989, the allocation of seats to the political groups be as agreed at the Annual Meeting of the Council on 17 May 2023, subject to:


(i)     Executive Overview & Scrutiny Committee – less 1 Conservative, plus 1 OWL

(ii)    Corporate & Environmental Overview & Scrutiny Committee – less 1 Conservative, plus 1 OWL

(iii)    Planning Committee – less 1 Conservative, plus 1 OWL

(iv)    Licensing & Appeals Committee – less 1 Labour, plus 1 Conservative, plus 1 OWL

(v)    Licensing & Gambling Committee – plus 1 Conservative

(vi)   Standards Committee – plus 1 OWL

(vii)  Audit & Governance Committee – plus 1 OWL

(viii)  Investigating Committee – less 1 Conservative, plus 1 OWL


B.     That the Leaders of each Political Group advise the Head of Legal & Democratic Services in relation to the names of the Councillors in respect of A. above and Section 4.1A of the Council's Constitution be updated accordingly. 



Publication date: 23/08/2023

Date of decision: 19/07/2023

Decided at meeting: 19/07/2023 - Council

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