Decision details

Appointments to Employment Committee, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority

Decision Maker: Leader of Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The purpose of this decision is to confirm that the Council’s representative to the Employment Committee of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority will continue to be Councillor Bridget Smith. Councillor Neil Gough will be the Substitute Member.


The Combined Authority require confirmation of membership nominated by constituent authorities to its Scrutiny and Overview Committee and its Audit and Governance Committee. This decision is one which is taken by the Council at its annual meeting. The appointments to the remaining Combined Authority committees are the subject of decisions by the Leader, but are reported to the annual Council meeting. Due to an error on the part of officers, the appointment to the Employment Committee was not reported to the Council at its annual meeting. There is no change in the appointment, but for completeness, the decision to confirm the appointment has been taken by the Leader and will be reported to the next meeting of the Council. 


To appoint Councillor Bridget Smith as the Council’s representative on the Combined Authority Employment Committee and Councillor Neil Gough as Substitute Member.

Reasons for the decision:

To enable the Council to be represented on the Combined Authority Committee in accordance with its constitution.

Alternative options considered:

Option 1: to appoint a different representative to the committee.


Reason for rejection:  Councillor Bridget Smith is the current appointee and intends to continue acting as a member of the Employment Committee.

Publication date: 01/06/2021

Date of decision: 01/06/2021

Effective from: 09/06/2021

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