John Byrne


Elected

Telephone
Emailjohn.byrne@newtown.org.uk
WardEast
Party AffiliationNone
OfficeServices Chair
CommitteeServices

Profile

I have lived and worked in Newtown for over 14 years. I am a trade union activist and have a vast knowledge and experience of local government having worked for this authority for the past 14 years.

I am keen to support the ward I have been elected to and the town council to ensure the needs of the residents and the town council are met.

I am looking forward to working with the Town Council to keep Newtown the vibrant and welcoming town I found myself moving to.

Councillor Stats

Dates: Took office 11.7.18

DNA = data not available
X = Councillor not in office

Attendance Record

Your Council’s decisions are made at meetings of the council or its committees.  Your Councillors have a duty to attend all meetings of the Council and meetings of the Committees of which they are members, unless an absence is approved by the meeting for a stated reason, for example a council duty elsewhere or ill-health.

Note that some councillors have been required to attend more meetings than others by reason, for example, of a shorter term of office or lesser number of committees to which elected, so the reader is advised to consider both the total number and the percentage when interpreting the attendance record.

Year (April – Mar)Total Required MeetingsTotal Required Meetings Attended (including Approved Absences)% of Required Duty MetOther Meetings Attended
April 21 – Jan 221716940
2020-211716941
2019-202218820
2018-19141393DNA
2017-18XXXX

Training Record

There are no legal requirements for councillors to undertake training either before or after being elected.  However, this Council does require that all councillors undertake Code of Conduct training within six months of taking office and encourages all councillors to take advantage of training offered by organisations operating in the local council sector.

YearCourse
2018-19Module 9 – Code of Conduct
2019-20Module 3 – The Council as an Employer
2021-22Module 10 – Chairing Skills

Outside Body Appointments

YearOutside Body
2021-22PAVO
 Dementia Friendly Newtown
2020-21PAVO
 Dementia Friendly Newtown
2019-20Robert Owen Museum Council of Management
2018-19Robert Owen Museum Council of Management
2017-18X

Declarations of Interests

Your Councillors are obliged to observe the Code of Conduct.  In doing so they will declare their personal and prejudicial interests in matters being discussed in meetings.  Note that in Wales councillors are not required to declare interests in a Resister of Interests, but must declare them whenever they occur in meetings.

John Byrne Declarations of Interest 2018-2022

Payments to Members

Your Councillors are entitled to payments (remuneration) at levels determined by the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales though they may choose to opt out of all or some of the payments.  Note that some councillors may have lesser entitlement if joining or ceasing part way through the year.

The total amounts shown here, are made up of various allowances including a care allowance.

YearTotal Payments
Apr – Sep 2021£241.67
2020-21£150
2019-20£194.10
2018-19£131.93
2017-18X

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