Legislation relating to the Leader and Cabinet style of local government does not require the Leader to be a member of the majority or main political group on the Council, provided they have the backing of a majority on the Council. This is set out in Article 2(4) of Rutland County Council’s Constitution:
Article 2(4) - Leader of the Council
As a result, and in line with our Constitution, Cllr Oliver Hemsley remains Leader of Rutland County Council and will continue to Chair the Council’s Cabinet and hold the portfolio for Policy, Strategy, Partnerships, Economy and Infrastructure.
Legislation requires local authorities to allocate seats on council committees in proportion to the number of councillors belonging to political groups represented on the council. Allocation of committee seats will take place at Rutland’s Annual Council meeting on Monday 9 May 2022.
Read Councillor Hemsley's full statement
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