All councillors to get a vote on City Status bid as extraordinary meeting of Full Council called
All 52 Wrexham councillors are set to have the chance to vote on the city status bid after an extraordinary meetings of Wrexham Council was called.
Earlier this week the Plaid Cymru group submitted a request to the Mayor for an extraordinary meeting of the full council “to discuss the proposal to bid for city status”.
The decision on if to proceed with a bid was set to go before the Executive Board of Wrexham Council on the 9th of November, and if a green light given, a formal submission of documents on the 8th of December.
Councillors will get to discuss and vote on a motion that reads: “This council does not support a bid for city status”.
Plaid Cymru noted that due to the short timeframes involved such a meeting should be held as soon as possible.
The motion submitted is:
MOTION TO EXTRAORDINARY MEETING OF WREXHAM COUNCIL
This council does not support a bid for city status.
Group Leader Marc Jones told Wrexham.com: “Plaid Cymru councillors have been successful in their bid to allow all councillors to have a say in Wrexham’s bid for city status. A Special meeting of the full council will be held soon to discuss and debate the idea.”
Wrexham Council have told us no date has yet been set for the meeting.
If previous such meetings are used as a guide, the meeting will allow all councillors to debate the city status bid idea, and with such a high profile issue it would likely then go to a named vote where each councillor is asked to vote for / against or abstain with the personal vote recorded.
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