Decision details

Appointment of Member Champions

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


That the following Member Champions be appointed until May 2023 with their job description as set out in Annex 1 to Appendix 1 to the submitted report:


a)    Armed Forces – Councillor Amil;

b)    Foster Carers – Councillor Mills;

c)    Climate Change – Councillor Atiya-Alla;

d)    Volunteering – Councillor Bye;

e)    Domestic abuse and sexual violence – Councillor Foster; and

f)     Mental health and wellbeing – the Cabinet Member for Adults and Public Health (Councillor Stockman) and Councillor Douglas-Dunbar.

Reasons for the decision:

To enable Member Champions to be appointed for the current four year term of office.

Alternative options considered:



The decision will come into force and may be implemented on Monday, 30 September 2019 unless the call-in procedure is triggered (as set out in Standing Orders in relation to Overview and Scrutiny).


Member champions are elected members who act as an advocate or spokesperson for a specific area of the Council’s business.  The main responsibility of each member champion is to encourage communication and positive action over the issue they represent. 


In accordance with the Local Protocol on Member Champions it was proposed to appoint six Member Champions for the next four years to champion key aspects of the Council’s work and work with the relevant Cabinet Member and senior Council officer as set out overleaf.


Champion Role

Councillor Appointed

Cabinet Member

Senior Officer

Armed Forces

Councillor Amil

Councillor Morey

Tara Harris

Foster Carers

Councillor Mills

Councillor Law

Anne Osborne

Climate Change

Councillor Atiya-Alla

Councillor Morey

Kevin Mowat


Councillor Bye

Councillor Carter

Tara Harris

Domestic abuse and sexual violence

Councillor Foster

Councillor Stockman

Caroline Dimond

Mental health and wellbeing

Councillors Stockman and Douglas-Dunbar

Councillor Stockman

Caroline Dimond


Councillor Carter proposed and Councillor Steve Darling seconded a motion which was agreed unanimously by the Cabinet as set out above.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Publication date: 20/09/2019

Date of decision: 17/09/2019

Effective from: 28/09/2019