Decision details

Directorship of Wirral Growth Company LLP

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


As part of the Local Plan process advice has been sought from Queen’s Counsel which has confirmed that it is no longer legally appropriate for the Deputy Leader to also fulfil a position as one of the Council’s Directors on the Wirral Growth Company LLP due to a technical conflict between the respective roles. As a result, it is required that there is a change in the Council’s representative as a Director of the Wirral Growth Company LLP as a matter of urgency.


Resolved – That the Deputy Leader of the Council (presently Councillor Anita Leech) be removed as a Director of the Wirral Growth Company LLP and be replaced by the Cabinet portfolio holder for Children, Families and Education (presently Councillor Tom Usher).

Alternative options considered:

Other options considered. Not removing the Deputy Leader as a Director of the Wirral Growth Company LLP. This would not be in accordance with the Council’s duty to follow good governance processes.

Publication date: 09/01/2020

Date of decision: 09/01/2020

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