Annual Council Meeting, Council - Thursday, 23rd May, 2024 4.30 pm

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds

Contact: Kevin Tomkinson, Democratic Services 


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Election of Lord Mayor

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Election of Vice Chair of Council

To elect the Vice Chair of Council to hold office until immediately after the election of the Lord Mayor at the Annual Council Meeting in 2025.


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Vote of Thanks to the Retiring Lord Mayor

To pass a vote of thanks to the retiring Lord Mayor.


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Minutes of the last Meeting pdf icon PDF 308 KB

To approve the minutes of the Council Meeting held on 20th March 2024.

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Declaration of Interest

To disclose or draw attention to any interests in accordance with Leeds City Council’s ‘Councillor Code of Conduct’.

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To receive any announcements from the Lord Mayor and/or the Chief Executive.


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Election of Leader of Council pdf icon PDF 92 KB

That Councillor James Lewis be elected Leader of the Council.


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Recommendations of the General Purposes Committee - Amendments to the Constitution - Decision Making pdf icon PDF 387 KB

To consider the report of the City Solicitor setting out recommendations from the General Purposes Committee on 17 April 2024 to Full Council to note the resolution of General Purposes Committee dated 17 April 2024 and approve the amendments to Part 2 Article 13 (Decision making) attached as Appendix 1 and to Part 4(b) (Executive and Decision Making Rules) attached as Appendix 2.

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Establishment of Committees and Appointments pdf icon PDF 175 KB

a) That Committees having Terms of Reference as detailed in Schedule

9(a) be established (attached).


b) That appointments be made to the Committees as detailed in

Schedules 9(b)(i), (ii), (iii) (to follow) and (iv) (attached).


c) That Chairs be appointed as detailed in Schedule 9(c) (to follow).


d) That Chairs be appointed in respect of Community Committees as

detailed in Schedule 9(d) (to follow).


e) That appointments be made to joint authorities and joint committees as

detailed in Schedule 9(e) (to follow).


f) That appointments and nominations be made to the West Yorkshire

Combined Authority as detailed in Schedule 9(f) (to follow).


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Scheme of Delegation (Council Functions) pdf icon PDF 178 KB

That the Officer Delegation Scheme (Council (Non-Executive) Functions as

detailed in Schedule 10 be approved (to follow).

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Executive Arrangements pdf icon PDF 178 KB

That the arrangements for the discharge of executive functions, as set out by

the Leader of the Council in Schedule 11, be received (to follow).


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Council Meeting Dates 2024/2025 pdf icon PDF 100 KB

That the dates of the meetings of the Council for the Municipal Year 2024/2025

as detailed in Schedule 12 be approved.


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Council Minutes - 21st February 2024 pdf icon PDF 188 KB

To consider the report of the City Solicitor asking Council to agree that the minutes attached to the report are an accurate record of the Council meeting held on 21st February 2024.

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