Follow Councillor Q&A on Twitter

Follow us on Twitter

Setting up parish council committees

0 votes
Can the Parish Council Chair dictate who will be on a committee when there are more councillors expressing an interest than places available. Or is the Chair required to call a vote of the council to elect councillor's into the positions available.
by (120 points)

1 Answer

+1 vote
The chair has a casting vote in the matter of a tied vote but that's the total of the chair's "powers".  The Council makes decisions, not any individual councillor.  Check your standing orders.
by (10.8k points)

Welcome to Town & Parish Councillor Q&A, where you can ask questions and receive answers from other members of the community. All genuine questions and answers are welcome. Follow us on Twitter to see the latest questions as they are asked - click on the image button above or follow @TownCouncilQA. Posts from new members may be delayed as we are unfortunately obliged to check each one for spam. Spammers will be blacklisted.

You may find the following links useful:

We have a privacy policy and a cookie policy.

Clares Cushions logo Peacock cushion

Clare's Cushions creates beautiful hand made cushions and home accessories from gorgeous comtemporary fabrics. We have a fantastic selection of prints including Sophie Allport and Orla Kiely designs and most covers can be ordered either alone or with a cushion inner. Buying new cushions is an affordable and effective way to update your home interior, they're also a great gift idea. Visit our site now

Google Analytics Alternative