Lewisham Council’s Democracy Review

Lewisham Council, are looking at their constitution to see if they make it more democratic. They are running a consultation  which started in 2018 and is planned to finish and I propose to submit some evidence. I thought I understood how it worked, but I don’t; here are my notes. 

  1. https://consultation.lewisham.gov.uk/corporate-policy-and-governance/local-democracy-review/

which took me to these sites

  1. https://www.lewisham.gov.uk/mayorandcouncil/aboutthecouncil/how-council-is-run/Pages/Our-constitution.aspx
  2. https://www.lgiu.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Changing-to-a-committee-system-in-a-new-era.pdf
  3. Key decisions and powers of call-in, about the right for councillors sitting on scrutiny committees to delay the implementation of a decision which has been made (but has not yet been implemented) to allow a committee to consider the decision, by the Centre for Public Scrutiny.
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Local_government_in_England
  5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Executive_arrangements
  6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Directly_elected_mayors_in_England_and_Wales

One thing that’s missing is a legislative history.


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