Say you'll be there*

The performance of all Lewisham councillors has been published and BC notes that Brockley's three representatives have a mixed record.

Darren Johnson attended all nine full council sessions in 2008/09, missed two of four overview & scrutiny committee meetings, attended the only elections committee meeting, missed seven of 15 licencing committee meetings and eight of 14 licencing (supplementary) committee meetings, and attended all three Brockley Ward Assemblies.
Total score: 29 of a potential 46 meetings attended (63%).

Romayne Phoenix missed one full council session of nine, missed three of four overview & scrutiny committee meetings, attended all three standards committee meetings, missed four of 11 healthier communities select committee meetings, attended all seven children & young people select committee meetings, and missed one of three Brockley Ward Assemblies.
Total score: 28 of a potential 37 meetings attended (76%).

Dean Walton attended all nine full council sessions, missed two of four overview & scrutiny committee meetings, attended all eight planning committee meetings and all four strategic planning committee meetings, missed one of nine safer & stronger communities select committee meetings, attended both constitution working party meetings, and attended all three Brockley Ward Assemblies.
Total score: 36 of a potential 39 meetings attended (92%).


(* = Apologies for the Spice Girls reference ...)

4 comments:

Andrew Brown said...

While it's useful to look at these sort of things I'm sure that people will accept that it's not the be all and end all.

When I was in that line of things I occasionally found that I had a conflicting diary appointment, which meant that I had to choose between a council meeting and a community or personal one - attendance at a scrutiny meeting on 14 Feb wasn't going to be an option!

I'd also want to know what contributions my councillors might be making at meetings. Sitting on your hands all night, or carping from the sidelines, are a bit different from being constructively involved in the business of being an elected representative.

Anonymous said...

What about the Ladywell (greater brockley) council members?

Anonymous said...

Used to be a councillor Andrew?

;(

Paul Bell said...

You cannot read too much into these statistics. I prefer to look at the voting and attendance records. I will be a candidate in Telegraph Hill next year and I would post my attendance and voting records on my website, if I'm elected. This way people can see what they are getting for their money and what their representatives believe.

Also, these statistics don't include the reasons for not attending. It is acceptable to not attend certain meetings to go to a community event, for example, but less so to go shopping in the supermarket!

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