Council Leader defeats vote of no confidence

District Council Leader, Councillor Tim Gwilliam defeated a vote of no confidence at the full council meeting on Thursday 19 October 2017.

The debate took place as a result of a motion by an opposition member calling for a vote of no confidence in the leader.

22 members voted against the motion, 20 members voted for the motion and 2 members abstained from voting.

Cllr Gwilliam was elected to the Council in February 2013, and then voted in as leader in July 2017.

Cllr Tim Gwilliam, Leader of the Forest of Dean District Council said: “I would personally like to thank the members who voted for me to continue my work as the leader of the Council.

“The result of the meeting has shown that I have the trust and confidence of the council. It has been a privilege to represent the local community as leader over the past three months.  We can now move on from this and as a council work together for the benefit of the Forest of Dean.” 

To view the agenda for the full council meeting on Thursday 19 October 2017 visit



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