The motion “to use gender-neutral language across the council’s reports and formal communications” will be discussed next week, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council in England, confirmed. Under the proposal, people would be addressed as 'Mx" instead of Mr, Mrs, Miss or Ms. Instead of being referred to as he or she, people would be called 'they’, while instead of Mr or Madam Chairman, ‘Chair’ would be used.
The motion has been proposed by independent councillor L-J Evans and seconded by Labour member Lisa Lewis.
"It is not political correctness gone mad," Ms Evans said at a previous council meeting.