This is what is written and adopted in our Standing Orders, 3(s) which is also written in bold:
"At the request of a councillor, the voting on any question shall be recorded so as to show whether each councillor present and voting gave their vote for or against that question."
At an extraordinary meeting last week, prior to an agenda item, a councillor requested that the locum clerk did a recorded vote. The clerk said that she records a count of a vote, but does not record names. The draft minutes only show the number of votes for, against and abstentions.
Should the clerk have recorded the names, as requested, and can the councillor insist that they are added to the minutes before they are approved at the next meeting?