Decision details

Election of the Deputy Presiding Officer under Standing Order 6

Decision Maker: Plenary - Fifth Senedd

Status: For consideration

Is Key decision?: Yes

Purpose:

Standing Orders of the National Assembly for Wales

 

SO6.1 At its first meeting after an Assembly election, the Assembly must elect from its Members a Presiding Officer and a Deputy.

 

SO6.2 If the office of the Presiding Officer or that of the Deputy becomes vacant, the Assembly must, as soon as possible, elect a Member to fill the vacancy. The election of a Presiding Officer takes precedence over all other business.

Decision:

The item started at 14.17.

 

The Presiding Officer (Elin Jones) invited nominations in accordance with Standing Order 6.6.

 

David Rees nominated John Griffiths.

Janet Finch-Saunders seconded the nomination.

 

Joyce Watson nominated Ann Jones.

Angela Burns seconded the nomination.

 

The Presiding Officer invited the candidates to address the Assembly.

 

As there were two nominations, a secret ballot took place in accordance with Standing Order 6.8.

 

The results of the secret ballot were as follows:

 

John Griffiths

Ann Jones

Abstentions

Total

29

30

0

59


The Presiding Officer declared Ann Jones elected as Deputy Presiding Officer and invited her to address the Assembly.

Publication date: 11/05/2016

Date of decision: 11/05/2016

Decided at meeting: 11/05/2016 - Plenary - Fifth Senedd