Contested Wardmote

We held our contested Wardmote today.  While the agenda is below, we had a special item of business, thanking John Bennett MBE most sincerely for 17 years of excellent and selfless service on behalf of Broad Street Ward and the City of London.  John served in numerous capacities on many committees, including Chief Commoner, the highest honour, and as Deputy of our Ward for many years.

WARD OF BROAD STREET
ELECTION OF COMMON COUNCILMEN
AGENDA FOR THE CONTESTED WARDMOTE

To be held at Furniture Makers’ Hall, London EC2
at 12 noon on Wednesday 23rd March 2022
1. PROCESSION
Please stand when the aldermanic party enters the Wardmote and remain standing until the Proclamation has been delivered.

2. PROCLAMATION
Announced by the Beadle.

3. PRECEPT
Read out by the Hon. Ward Clerk.

4. NOMINATIONS
Read out by the Hon. Ward Clerk.

5. ADDRESSES BY THE CANDIDATES
Each candidate may address the Wardmote for no more than three minutes.

6. QUESTIONS TO THE CANDIDATES
Electors may put questions to the candidates, if they wish.

7. ANNOUNCEMENT OF POLL
Announced by the Alderman.

8. APPOINTMENT OF HONORARY WARD CLERK
As determined by the Alderman.

9. ELECTION OF WARD BEADLE
The Alderman nominates his candidate for Ward Beadle to be elected by the attending electors.

10. APPOINTMENT OF OFFICERS FOR THE POLL
The Alderman appoints the officers of the poll and signs the appointment documentation.
11. DECLARATIONS OF SECRECY
The relevant section of the Ballot Act is read out by the Hon Ward Clerk to those needing to make a declaration of secrecy, who then collectively make the relevant verbal declaration of:

“I solemnly promise and declare that I will not at this election for Common Councilmen do anything forbidden by Section 4 of the Ballot Act 1872 which has been read to me.”

before individually signing a Statutory Declaration to that effect.

12. GENERAL BUSINESS
As determined by the Alderman.

13. ADJOURNMENT
Please stand before this is announced by the Beadle and remain standing until the Alderman has left the Wardmote.

14. RETIREMENT
The aldermanic party processes out of the Wardmote.