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Councillor David Goodwin

Meeting: 06/12/2022 - Council (Item 85)

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Under the provisions of Section 85(1) of the Local Government Act 1972, if a councillor failed throughout a period of six consecutive months from the date of their last attendance to attend any meeting of the authority, they 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.


Unfortunately, due to ongoing illness, Councillor David Goodwin had been unable to attend any meetings since 26 July 2022.  To avoid Councillor Goodwin ceasing to be a councillor should he be unable to resume attendance at meetings before 26 January 2023, the Council was asked to agree the reason for his non-attendance.


Upon the motion of the Leader of the Council, Councillor Julia McShane, seconded by the Deputy Leader of the Council, Councillor Joss Bigmore, the Council


RESOLVED: That the Council agrees that the reason for Councillor David Goodwin’s failure to attend any meeting of the Council or any of its committees since 26 July 2022 was due to his ill health.



To comply with the requirements of Section 85 of the Local Government Act 1972.