Friday 07 August 2020

East Midlands Councils Representation and Nominations

East Midlands Councils Nominations

East Midlands Councils seek nominations and expressions of interest once a year in May (after the elections) for the following:

East Midlands Councils

There are 46 places which are appointed by “one place per authority” which is usually the Leader of the Council unless otherwise specified.  An email will be sent to all Leaders in May to advise them that East Midlands Councils is seeking a lead Member nomination from your Authority to represent your Council. A form will be attached which will need completing and returning.

In addition to this there are another 46 added places which are worked out on political balance of the region (not authority) and members will be invited to express an interest for this.  There are 2 EMC meetings a year (July and February).  An email will be sent out in May to all Democratic Services Officers in each local authority and they will be asked to forward an "Expression of Interest" form to each Political Group Leader within their authority to disseminate to all councillors to give them the option to express an interest.

East Midlands Councils Boards

Nominations are also invited to the following Boards. These places are worked out on political balance of the region. Members must complete an “Expressions of Interest” form in order for their name to be put forward and they must also express an interest for one of the 46 added places.  This form will be emailed out in May to all Democratic Services Officers in each local authority to forward onto their councillors.

Regional Employers Board

15 places are available - please note that the political balance numbers have not been worked out yet.

Further information on the Regional Employers Board can be found: http://www.emcouncils.gov.uk/Regional-Employers-Board

Regional Migration Board

15 places are available - please note that the political balance numbers have not been worked out yet.

Further information on the Regional Migration Board can be found: https://www.emcouncils.gov.uk/Membership

Once the closing date for expressions of interest has passed the relevant Political Group Leader for EMC will decide who gets the places.

For further information, please contact Lisa Bushell or Lisa Hopkins lisa.bushell@emcouncils.gov.uk or lisa.hopkins@emcouncils.gov.uk.