The clerk refused a motion as I had written it and put a watered down version of it on the agenda. At the meeting I proposed an amendment back to my own version, which was (predictably) voted against. Then the clerk’s motion was voted on and passed. The minutes which we were asked to agree state that I proposed a motion which was voted against, and then some other councillors proposed and seconded another (the clerk’s) motion which passed. There is no reference to what I did as an amendment and from the minutes it looks like I proposed a motion, without notice and randomly out of the blue, before the clerk’s motion was then proposed and seconded by councillors. Nobody at the meeting was interested in an accurate recording of what happened so they accepted the minutes. Is it normal to record things this way, in the order that people said things rather than in the context they happened?