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Running Record (24 March 2021)

 

 ​​​No. 81

Wednesday 24 March 2021

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VACANCY IN THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENTCommenced 10.01 am
The Clerk announced receipt of a communication from Her Excellency the Governor advising that the office of the President had become vacant through the resignation from that office of the Honourable John George Ajaka.Reported

 

ELECTION OF PRESIDENTCommenced 10.02 am
The Clerk announced that under section 22G of the Constitution Act 1902 it was necessary to choose a member to be President before the House proceeds to the dispatch of business.
​The Clerk called for nominations for the office of the President.

​Mrs Maclaren-Jones nominated by Mr Harwin

Mr Primrose nominated by Mr Searle

​There being two nominations, the Clerk called for a ballot

Mrs Maclaren-Jones: 20 votes

Mr Primrose: 14 votes

Informal: 8 votes

​Under standing order 13, in the absence of a candidate with a majority of votes, the Clerk could not declare a member elected. ​The Clerk left the Chair at 10.30 am until the ringing of a long bell.
​The House resumed at 2.35 pm

Mrs Maclaren-Jones: 20 votes

Mr Primrose: 14 votes

Informal: 8 votes

​Under standing order 13, in the absence of a candidate with a majority of votes, the Clerk could not declare a member elected. The ​Clerk left the Chair at 2.52 pm until the ringing of a long bell