Decision details

Decision details

Retaining democratic rights for EU27 citizens

Decision Maker: Council

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


This item was taken before the public addresses.


Councillor Harris, seconded by Councillor Garden, proposed the submitted motion as set out in the agenda and briefing note.


After debate and on being put to the vote the motion was agreed.


Council resolved to adopt the following motion:


This Council, while continuing to oppose Brexit which it believes to be a disaster for the United Kingdom,

requests the leader of the Council to write to the Prime Minister

asking for a pledge that whatever the ultimate outcome of the Brexit process, EU 27 Citizens currently entitled to vote and to stand for election to local government will continue to be able to do so, that existing local authority members who are EU 27 citizens will remain members of those authorities, and that the Government will not use its statutory power pursuant to the EU (Withdrawal) Act 2018 to alter existing arrangements in these respects.



Publication date: 12/02/2019

Date of decision: 28/01/2019

Decided at meeting: 28/01/2019 - Council