Meeting documents

SCC Constitution and Governance Committee
Monday, 21st November, 2022 2.00 pm

Venue: Luttrell Room - County Hall, Taunton. View directions

Contact: Clare Rendell - Governance Specialist on 01823 357628  email -

No. Item


Apologies for Absence

To receive member’s apologies.


Apologies were received from Cllr C Lawrence.



Declarations of Interest

Details of all Members’ interests in District, Town and Parish Councils can be viewed on the Council Website


The Statutory Register of Member’s Interests can be inspected via request to the Democratic Service Team. Any new or updated declarations of interest will be received.


There were no additional declarations of interest made at the meeting.


Minutes from the previous meeting held on 20 October 2022 pdf icon PDF 89 KB

To note the minutes from the previous meeting of the Constitution and Governance Committee, circulated within the agenda.


The minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 20 October 2022 were approved and signed as a correct record.


Public Question Time

The Chair will allow members of the public to ask a question or make a statement about any matter on the agenda for this meeting. These questions may be taken during the meeting, when the relevant agenda item is considered, at the Chair’s discretion.


There were no questions asked, statements made or petitions presented.


Elections Act 2022 pdf icon PDF 53 KB

To consider the report

Additional documents:


The Committee considered a report from the Council’s Monitoring Officer and Head of Governance and Democratic Services, Scott Wooldridge, concerning The Elections Act 2022 which received Royal Assent on 28 April 2022.  It contains a wide range of proposals to make "new provision for and amend existing electoral law to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.


2023 Boundary Review - Parliamentary Constituencies - Final Proposals pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To receive PowerPoint presentation and verbal update


The Committee received a PowerPoint presentation from the Council’s Monitoring Officer and Head of Governance and Democratic Services, Scott Wooldridge, providing an covering the final proposals for the changes to Parliamentary Constituencies published by The Boundary Commission for England on 8 November 2022.


Mr Wooldridge explained that the consultation  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.


Work Programme pdf icon PDF 178 KB

To consider the work programme of the Committee.


This is a standing agenda item for the Committee so that it could review and sets its forward plan of work to support the delivery of the Council’s priorities.


The Committee considered the work programme of future work and items to be considered at future meetings and the Monitoring Officer  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.


Any other urgent items of business

The Chair may raise any items of urgent business.


There were no other items of business raised at the meeting.