Decision details


Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Council considered a report which invited Members to consider future local democratic and governance arrangements for the Council and whether they wished to make any recommendations to a new Council in this regard.




The Council –


  1. Endorsed a Best Practice review of current political management arrangements in order to make recommendations to a new Council following Local Government Elections in May 2022.


  1. Determined the basic principles for the review of the Political Management Arrangements;


  1. Agreed to the establishment of a Short Life Working Group (SLWG) to progress the review with a final report being submitted to the Council in April 2022 in readiness for a new Council; and


  1. Agreed to the membership of the SLWG being 10 Members comprising 6 from the Administration being Councillors Currie (Chair), Green, McCabe, McNeilly (Vice Chair), Vennard and Morton and 3 from the largest opposition group being Councillors Lynch, Forrest and Taylor and 1 from the remaining groups being Councillor Freeman.


(Ref: Report by Executive Director for Legal and Regulatory Support dated 27 August 2021, submitted)


Councillor Jim Findlay, having declared an interest in regard to the appointment to the Fyne Homes Board, left the meeting and took no part in the consideration of that item of business.

Publication date: 04/10/2021

Date of decision: 30/09/2021

Decided at meeting: 30/09/2021 - Argyll and Bute Council

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