Councillor Graham Burgess
Record of Attendance at Meetings
The following report records attendance at formal meetings where the County Councillor concerned has been formally appointed to serve on that body. It does not include those meetings where the Chairman of a Committee or Panel may have invited County Councillors who are not formally appointed to that Committee or Panel, to attend and speak on business in connection with his/her duty as a member of the Council, or to attend as a local representative, which many County Councillors do. It does however include meetings of Hampshire Fire and Rescue Authority and Statutory Joint Committees such as Solent Local Transport Body and Transport for South Hampshire & Isle of Wight Joint Committee.
County Councillors have a much broader, community representative role that extends beyond their attendance at formal local authority meetings and a simple list of attendance does not reflect the full and wide ranging activities that they undertake in the discharge of their responsibilities. These include ward surgeries, Parish or District Council meetings, training events and party political group meetings.
County Councillors have an important role in representing, supporting and promoting the interests of their constituency and the communities within it and acting as a link between those local communities and the County Council, therefore a great deal of time is spent, for example, following up issues, all forms of correspondence and telephone calls.
The report does not record attendance in respect of County Councillors' other areas of work which are not managed by Hampshire County Council, such as:
- District or Parish Council meetings
- Constituency work including surgeries
- Political Party meetings
- Civic duties and community events
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2013 Election Result for Lee
Date First Elected: 05/05/2011