Skip to main content

EFFECTIVE LOCAL COUNCILS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1228A1: tabled on 09 May 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 1 Member. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Richard Younger-Ross on 01 May 2002. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

leave out from 'Councils' to end and add 'believes that parish and town councils should take the advice of the National Association for Local Councils to sign the code, and not listen to those who are deliberately misconstruing the meaning and impact of the code.'. R [Relevant interest declared}

Original motion text

That this House notes with concern the large number of resignations by town and parish councillors in protest at the implementation of the 'Model Code of Conduct for Parish and Town Councils'; believes that this is undermining local democracy and will severely weaken the representative character of these immensely valuable watchdogs; considers that the code is too Draconian for most small councils and that its implementation should have been delayed for one year to coincide with the local elections in 2003; and calls upon the Government urgently to reconsider both the terms and the application of these constraints.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.