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David Malcolm Finch Leader of the Council Leader of the Conservative Group

David Malcolm Finch  Leader of the Council Leader of the Conservative Group
04 May 2017
07 June 2001
Conservative Party
Hedingham
Blacksmiths Cottage
Borley
Nr Sudbury
Essex
CO10 7AE
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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          The Electoral Division Profile can be found here

           

           

           

          2012/13@ £11499.96 (Basic Responsibility Allowance) £40125 (Special Responsibility)
          2012/13: £1083.36

          Election History

          ElectedRetiredReason
          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  

          Party Representation History

          PartyRepresentation FromRepresentation To
          Conservative PartyThu 7 Jun 2001

          Division Representation History

          Current Committee Memberships

          Past Committee Memberships

          Current Outside Body Appointments

          Past Outside Body Appointments

          Outside BodyJoining DateLeaving Date
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          Essex Health and Wellbeing Board 28 May 2013 13 January 2017
          Essex and Southend Joint Member Board 04 June 2009 09 July 2013
          Essex Local Government Pension Fund and Investment Steering Committee 04 June 2009 01 June 2013
          Halstead Traffic Liaison Meeting 01 September 2005 01 June 2013
          Age UK Essex 05 May 2005 14 May 2013

          Personal Register of Interests

          Date of NoticeReceipt by Monitoring Officer 
          11 April 201911 April 2019 View

          Meeting Declarations

          DateTitleNotes
          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 
          DateFromDescriptionValue
          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

          For details of allowances and expenses for this Councillor please follow the link below:

          http://www.essex.gov.uk/Your-Council/Councillors/Allowances/Pages/Allowances,-Expenses-and-Interests.aspx