It’s the role of an elected Councillor to represent their residents in the Council Chamber and year to date, the Independent Councillors have asked 76.5% of all the Councillors’ official Questions at Full Council Meetings.
Independent Councillors have also presented 45.5% of all the Motions put to Full Council!
Questions are essentially finding out information. Motions are generally suggesting changes, are voted on and require a majority of Councillors to vote “For” your Motion for it to win the day. There have been 6 Full Council meetings so far since last May.
I have asked 14.7% of all the Questions at Full Council, putting me 2nd only to Cllr Ewan Larcombe and presented 18.2% of all the Motions, joint 1st with Cllr Helen Taylor. We’ve both lost one and won one.
My attendance rating of 87%, missing 3 of the 23 meetings I was due to attend for which I found substitutes for all 3 which meant residents were represented.
You can find all the statistics against each Councillors profile on the RBWM website.