Agenda item

Motion 1

To consider a notice of motion proposed by Councillor Don Davis and seconded by Councillor Cathy Mason, as follows:-

 

“With The End Child Poverty coalition publication of the latest rising child poverty figures in the UK in February this council notes the institutions identification of a growing child poverty crisis in some of the most derived areas in the UK.  In Ashfield we have the highest child poverty outside of the cities on the entire East Midlands.

 

It is a disgrace that the 6th largest (demoted from 5th Nov 2017) economy in the world led by a Tory government continues to drive more and more families into poverty through its economic and social policies whilst at the same time that millionaires in the UK has risen by over a 3rd. (Office for National Statistics)

 

This Labour authority calls on the government to;

 

1.    End the children’s benefits freeze - currently in place until the end of the decade – so that families no longer see living standards squeezed as prices rise

 

2.    Government address this by providing better access to interest free credit for lower income families so that families don’t have to face debt or payday lenders to place food on the table

 

3.    Put an end to the callous fiscal and social policies which the country had endured since 2010 by ending austerity and stop driving families into poverty

 

4.    The Labour Leader of this council write to the Prime Minister outlining the points above.”

 

Motion 2

To consider a notice of motion proposed by Councillor Tom Hollis and seconded by Councillor Helen-Ann Smith, as follows:-

 

“This Council recognises that the majority of Elected Members have lost faith in the leadership of the current Administration to be able to confidently and fairly deliver the services that are vital to the residents of Ashfield, in a competent way.

 

This Council therefore resolves to:

 

1.    Pass a motion of no confidence in the Leader of the Council and to remove her from office with immediate effect;

 

and in the event that the motion of no confidence is carried

 

2.    To elect a new Council Leader.”

Minutes:

The Council received a notice of motion moved by Councillor Don Davis and seconded by Councillor Cathy Mason as follows:-

 

“With The End Child Poverty coalition publication of the latest rising child poverty figures in the UK in February, this Council notes the institutions identification of a growing child poverty crisis in some of the most derived areas in the UK.  In Ashfield we have the highest child poverty outside of the cities on the entire East Midlands.

 

It is a disgrace that the 6th largest (demoted from 5th November, 2017) economy in the world led by a Tory government continues to drive more and more families into poverty through its economic and social policies whilst at the same time that millionaires in the UK has risen by over a 3rd. (Office for National Statistics)

 

This Labour Authority calls on the Government to;

 

1.    End the children’s benefits freeze - currently in place until the end of the decade – so that families no longer see living standards squeezed as prices rise;

 

2.    Government address this by providing better access to interest free credit for lower income families so that families don’t have to face debt or payday lenders to place food on the table;

 

3.    Put an end to the callous fiscal and social policies which the country had endured since 2010 by ending austerity and stop driving families into poverty;

 

4.    The Labour Leader of this Council write to the Prime Minister outlining the points above.”

 

At this point in the proceedings and in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 18.4 (Recorded Vote), it was moved and seconded that a recorded vote be take in respect of this motion.  The vote was duly carried.

 

Having been fully considered, the motion was then put to the vote and it was

 

RESOLVED

that the Labour Leader of this Council write to the Prime Minister outlining the following points:-

 

1.    to end the children’s benefits freeze, currently in place until the end of the decade, so that families no longer see living standards squeezed as prices rise;

 

2.    the Government to address this by providing better access to interest free credit for lower income families so that families don’t have to face debt or payday lenders to place food on the table;

 

3.    to put an end to the callous fiscal and social policies which the country has endured since 2010 by ending austerity and to stop driving families into poverty.

 

Voting Results

Councillor:

Councillor:

Lee Anderson

Abstain

Cathy Mason

For

Jim Aspinall

Absent

Glenys Maxwell

For

Chris Baron

Abstain

Lauren Mitchell

For

Rachel Bissett

For

Keir Morrison

For

Tony Brewer

Abstain

Lachlan Morrison

For

Amanda Brown

For

Mick Murphy

Abstain

Tim Brown

For

Nicolle Ndiweni

For

Cheryl Butler

For

Christine Quinn-Wilcox

Abstain

Steve Carroll

For

Paul Roberts

For

Christian Chapman

Abstain

Kevin Rostance

Abstain

Don Davis

For

Phil Rostance

Abstain

Joanne Donnelly

For

Robert Sears-Piccavey

Abstain

David Griffiths

For

Helen-Ann Smith

Abstain

Helen Hollis

Abstain

Mike Smith

For

Tom Hollis

Abstain

John Wilmott

Abstain

Jackie James

For

Sam Wilson

For

John Knight

For

Jason Zadrozny

Abstain

Rachel Madden

Abstain