Friday, 22 May 2009


Thanet district Council press release

New "lead Members" have been introduced at Thanet District Council, who will, in the future, support Cabinet Members.

The idea was agreed last night (Thursday 21 May) at a full Council meeting, when it was also agreed that they would receive no additional payments for undertaking this role.

Originally, proposals had been put forward that they would each receive either £500 or £200, but members decided, in view of the current economic situation, that the role would get no extra payments.

There will be ten lead members in total each supporting the whole or a specific part of a Cabinet portfolio. Their brief will be to act as an advisor to their portfolio holder, lead on policy development, and chair advisory and consultative meetings.

They will also be able to substitute for Cabinet Members at meetings, although they will not be able to vote on their behalf.


  1. Money for old rope then?

  2. Actually, 'no money for old rope'.
    No allowances are to be paid for these posts.


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