Places Scrutiny Panel (Special Meeting) – 12 September 2011
PRESENT: Councillor T Foster in the chair.
Councillors Davison (Vice-Chair), Armitage, Clark, Collinson, England and Ogg.
Councillors Swift and Whiteley attended the meeting in accordance with the provisions of Procedure Rule 1.37 (b).
The panel met at Pittwood House, Scunthorpe.
36 DECLARATIONS OF PERSONAL OR PERSONAL AND PREJUDICIAL INTERESTS AND DECLARATIONS OF WHIPPING ARRANGEMENTS (IF ANY) – There were no declarations of personal or personal and prejudicial interests.
No whip was declared.
37 PUBLIC REQUESTS TO SPEAK– There were no requests received.
38 (10) THE DECLARATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE COUNT FOLLOWING THE DISTRICT ELECTION AND NATIONAL REFERENDUM HELD ON THURSDAY 5 MAY 2011 – The Chairman welcomed the council’s Chief Executive, Head of Democratic Services and Elections and Electoral Registration Officer to the meeting to discuss the panel’s review into the declaration and administration of the count following the district election and national referendum held on Thursday 5 May 2011.
Members engaged in a discussion with the officers on the process and procedures followed at the verification and count, as well as discussing the findings from the panel’s survey of count staff and candidates and agents.
Resolved – (a) That the Chief Executive, Head of Democratic Services and Elections and Electoral Registration Officer be thanked for their attendance and for answering members questions, (b) that the responses be noted, and (c) that consideration of the panel’s conclusions and recommendations be deferred to the next meeting of the panel.