David Malcolm Finch

  • General
  • Election History
  • Party History
  • Division History
  • Members Interests
  • Committees
  • Outside Bodies
  • Training History
  • Hospitality and Gifts
  • Allowances and Expenses
David Malcolm Finch
04 May 2017
First Elected
07 June 2001
Previous Roles and Responsibilities

Leader of the Council

The overall strategic direction, policies and priorities of the Cabinet and of Council, including the overall corporate revenue and capital budget strategy of the Authority

To appoint Council representatives on key external bodies such as the Health and Wellbeing Board, the South East Local Enterprise Partnership, the Essex Partnership Board.

Service Design; Business Improvement and Design; Project and Programme Management; Policy, Strategy, Internal and External Communications, Marketing and Public Affairs; Performance and Business Intelligence; Research, Development and Innovation; Democratic engagement and representation; Equalities and Diversity; Partnerships; Garden Communities (NEGC)

Liaison with HM Government, Essex MPs and district, city, borough, parish and town councils

To act as shareholder to Essex companies and other legal entities

The functions of other portfolio holders in their absence or in an emergency or in any other circumstances where the Leader thinks it is desirable to act on any matter.

Chairman of the Cabinet
Chairman of the Committee to Consider Applications to Undertake Certain Duties by Members and Foreign Travel by Officers




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Election History

Thu 7 Jun 2001 Wed 4 May 2005 Re-elected
Thu 5 May 2005 Wed 3 Jun 2009 Re-elected
Thu 4 Jun 2009 Wed 1 May 2013 Re-elected
Thu 2 May 2013 Wed 3 May 2017 Re-elected
Thu 4 May 2017 Thu 6 May 2021 Did not stand for election

Party Representation History

Conservative PartyThu 7 Jun 2001 Thu 6 May 2021

Division Representation History

HedinghamThu 7 Jun 2001 Thu 6 May 2021

Current Committee Memberships

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Past Committee Memberships

Current Outside Body Appointments

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Past Outside Body Appointments

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County Councils Network (CCN) 02 May 2011 02 May 2013
Police Authority 04 June 2009 01 September 2011
LGA Local Government Association 01 May 2010 01 May 2011
County Councils Network (CCN) 01 May 2010 01 May 2011

Personal Register of Interests

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Meeting Declarations

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Tue, 7 Jul 2020Economic Development 
Thu, 16 Apr 2020Zoom Familiarisation 
Tue, 10 Mar 2020Locality Fund 
Tue, 15 Oct 2019Just About Managing and Care Leavers 
Mon, 23 Sep 2019Brexit 
Fri, 19 Oct 2018E-learning: How we behave 
Tue, 12 Jun 2018Cabinet and Deputy Cabinet Member Training 
Tue, 7 Nov 2017E-Learning - Who we are and how we operate 
Tue, 7 Nov 2017E-learning: Information Governance 
Mon, 6 Nov 2017E-Learning - Health and Safety  
Thu, 2 Nov 2017E-learning: Equality and Diversity 
Tue, 31 Oct 2017E-learning: Anti-Fraud and Corruption 
Tue, 31 Oct 2017E-Learning - Anti Bribery and money Laundering  
Mon, 5 Jun 2017Cabinet Member and Deputy Cabinet Member Induction 
Wed, 10 May 2017Code of Conduct and Standards 
Tue, 4 Nov 2014Equality and Diversity 
Wed, 8 Jan 2014Media Training 
Wed, 23 Oct 2013Outcomes Based Accountability 
Tue, 7 May 2013Welcome to the Council 
Tue, 29 Jan 2013Changing Pattern of Finance 
Thu, 24 Jan 2013Community Right to Challenge 
Wed, 11 Jul 2012Markets and Investment Strategy - Pension Board 
Tue, 10 Jul 2012Essex County Council Transformation 
Tue, 19 Jun 2012Council Tax Benefit Changes 
Thu, 29 Mar 2012E-learning: Managing others through c 
Tue, 27 Mar 2012E-learning: Introduction to Diversity and Equality 
Tue, 27 Mar 2012E-learning: Good Decision Making 
Wed, 14 Mar 2012LTGG Seminar - Pension Board 
Wed, 7 Mar 2012Transfers/Employer Issues - Pension Board 
Fri, 3 Feb 2012Essex Whole Place Community Budget 
Tue, 12 Jul 2011Corporate Vision 
Tue, 21 Jun 2011e-Payroll and Member Expenses 
Tue, 21 Jun 2011Partnership Working and Locality Boards 
Wed, 8 Jun 2011e-Payroll and Member Expenses  
Wed, 6 Apr 2011Pension Fund Conference 
Fri, 1 Apr 2011Transforming Essex - Member Briefing 
Thu, 24 Mar 2011Efficiency and Procurement 2011 Conference 
Tue, 8 Feb 2011Census 2011 Briefing 
Tue, 9 Nov 2010Comprehensive Spending Review and Transformation 
Tue, 6 Jul 2010LGA Group Annual Conference 
Thu, 13 May 2010Corporate Parenting and Safeguarding Children 
Tue, 11 May 2010Expenses and Allowances 
Fri, 5 Mar 2010Safeguarding Adults 
Wed, 23 May 2007Braintree District CouncilFramed Chairman's Certificate >£25
Fri, 14 Dec 2007G Toombs CI of Wast ManagementLunch£25
Tue, 18 Dec 2007BTLunch£25
Wed, 2 Apr 2008Received on Visit to ChinaRed Plate with stand £25
Wed, 2 Apr 2008Received on visit to ChinaRed Silk Scarf & Silk Tie & Scarf Set£35
Wed, 2 Apr 2008Received on visit to ChinaLacquered Black Plaque£25
Wed, 2 Apr 2008Received on visit to ChinaTea Set£25-£50
Sun, 2 Mar 2008LGCDinner£30
Mon, 10 Mar 2008Chinese DelegationDinner£30
Mon, 10 Mar 2008Chinese Delegation2008 Olympics Commemorative Coins£40
Wed, 6 Jul 2011 Engaged Investor Award Luncheon (Essex Pension Fund had two entries) Hospitality provided by Newsquest Specialist Media>£25
Thu, 11 Jul 2013Harwich Haven AuthorityBook<£25
Wed, 28 Aug 2013Anglia Ruskin UniversityDinner at ARU with Senior Management of University>£25
Tue, 17 Dec 2013George KiefferGuest at Guild of Turners Dinner£40
Mon, 2 Dec 2013Ge Jing Delegation to UKCrafted PlateApprox £25
Wed, 15 Jan 2014Henrio County USASmall pewter cup Jefferson Cup (repro) from member of staffApprox. £15
Thu, 23 Jan 2014Price Waterhouse Cooper (PWC)Sponsorship of ECC table at PWC event including attendance and hospitality for eight ECC representatives>£25
Fri, 18 Jul 2014Steeple Bumpstead Flood Alleviation schemeAttended formal opening and partook of the buffet lunch£5 est.
Wed, 8 Oct 2014Cllr Paul Carter, Leader, Kent County CouncilEvening meal>£25
Fri, 31 Oct 2014Colchester Borough CouncilInvitation to Oyster Feast for myself and wife.£95 per person
Fri, 10 Oct 2014Governor of JiangsuGlass ornament - two whitehands holding flowersUnknown
Thu, 26 Feb 2015High Sheriff of EssexDinner Party invitation for Cllr and Mrs Finch>£25
Tue, 30 Jun 2015LGALGA Conference DinnerIRO £30
Wed, 26 Aug 2015LgiULgiU Annual Local Govrnment Dinner 4/10/15>£25
Mon, 21 Sep 2015Chinese DelegationGift of Chinse Keemun Black Tea< £25
Tue, 22 Sep 2015SALAR Delegation , SwedenGift of Swedish designed candle holder<£25
Thu, 26 Nov 2015EDF Chinese delegationHERO fountain pen> £25
Thu, 11 Feb 2016Castle Hedingham Parish CouncilCastle Hedingham Annual Meal for Cllr & Mrs Finch£50
Sat, 2 Apr 2016The Mayor - Castle Point Borough CouncilAnnual Civic Dinner Reception for Cllr and Mrs Finch>£25
Tue, 12 Apr 2016Price Waterhouse CooperAnnual Local Government Dinner during LGA Conference on 5 July 2016>£25
Tue, 19 Apr 2016SELEPDinner with the new Chairman of SELEP, Christian Brodie, at Chop Bloc, Chelmsford>£25
Fri, 22 Apr 2016PA Cambridge Technology CentreCleanSpace Tag presented during visit£75
Mon, 27 Feb 2017British TelecomBuffet - Smart Essex hosted by BTapprox. £50
Sat, 25 Mar 2017Mayor Cllr Steven Cole, Castle Point Borough CouncilCivic Dinner Reception>£25
Fri, 5 May 2017BBC NorwichTaxi Service for interview>£25
Sun, 7 May 2017BBC NorwichTaxi Service political show>£25
Thu, 21 Jun 2018Professor Iain Martin, ARUAnnual Friends and Supporters dinner on 21st June 2018, Guildhall London. Cllr and Mrs Finch invited.>£25
Mon, 12 Feb 2018Cllr Brian Wood, Mayor of Castle Point BCInvitation for Cllr and Mrs Finch to attend Annual Civic Dinner at Castle Point BC on 24th March 2018.> £25
Mon, 26 Mar 2018Liam Booth- Smith, CEO, LocalisDinner with Lord Henley, minister for industrial strategy on 24 April 2018 at the House of St Barnabas, 1 Greek Street, London W1D 4NQ 
Thu, 12 Jul 2018Director for Waste and Environment, ECCECC branded reusable coffee mug (keepcup) £8 Approx.
Thu, 23 Aug 2018Tendring District CouncilTickets for and hospitality at the Clacton Airshow for myself and my wife.>£25
Thu, 20 Sep 2018EALCWooden Gavel and Block<£25
Wed, 28 Nov 2018Cllr David Simmonds, Deputy Leader, Hillingdon Council and LGAWorking lunch at Cote BrasserieApprox £25
Mon, 23 Sep 2019Denise Rossiter CEO Essex Chambers of Commerce Car pick up and lunch expenses £45

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