Agenda item

Request for an Extension of Non-Attendance - Councillor Lister

Report of the Group Director of Operations


The Group Director of Operations submitted a report (previously circulated) to consider an application on behalf of Councillor Lister for an extension to the six-month period of her non-attendance at meetings due to ill health.  


The submitted report stated that Section 85 of the Local Government Act 1972 stated that if a Member of a Local Authority failed throughout a period of six consecutive months, from the date of his/her last attendance, to attend any meeting of the authority, he/she shall, unless the failure was due to some reason approved by the Authority before the expiry of that period, cease to be a Member of the Authority.


It was further reported that Councillor Lister had not attended any Council or Committee meeting since 16 March 2022, and would cease to be a Member of the Council from midnight on 15 September 2022, unless the Council approved the reason for the non-attendance.

RESOLVED – That the request for an extension of non-attendance by reason of ill-health until Councillor Lister’s term of office has ended (May 2023), be agreed.

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