I’ve just completed my second year on Camden Council. As part of my attempts to ensure accountability, I’ve noted every occasion I’ve spoken and voted in full Council.
You can see a record of that here. It’s not the most exciting thing, but it allows you to see the key decisions and where I’ve stood on them. Other than motions and reports, there have been three key votes in Council (denoted where there is a whip):
- Council Tax – I voted against Camden Labour’s Budget, which has raised Council Tax by 4.99%. I seconded the Conservatives’ alternative budget, which would have frozen core council tax and introduced a 3% precept specifically to fund adult social care (there was a Conservative whip on this).
- Councillors’ allowances – There was no vote on this issue, but I would have voted against any increases in councillor allowances (as I did last year).
- Weekly bin collections – I voted against the proposal to reduce bin collections to once a week (there was no Conservative whip on this, as it was a committee meeting, but both Conservatives voted against it).