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  • Document: Feb 5, 2020
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    Annual General Meeting Agenda

    Date: 23 February 2020

    Time: 12:00 - 15:00

    Location: Lib Dem HQ, 8-10 Great George St, Westminster, SW1 3AE

  • Document: Feb 5, 2020
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    Nomination Information

    • Any Member of LDCRE may be nominated for election as an Officer or Ordinary Member of the Committee. Each nomination must be submitted to the Secretary or to another Officer nominated by the Committee, in advance of the AGM, or to the AGM, by two Members after obtaining the nominee's consent.
    • A Member may stand for election to more than one position on the Committee but may not be elected to more than one position unless the elections to all of these positions are uncontested and the AGM consents by a two-thirds majority of those present and voting.
    • If there are any uncontested elections, the nominations for each uncontested election shall be subject to approval by a simple majority of those present and voting at the AGM, immediately after close of nominations for the relevant position;
    • If there are no contested elections, the election of all the approved candidates shall be declared during the AGM.

    Contested elections

    If there are any contested elections (where there are more candidates than vacancies):

    • the Committee shall appoint a Returning Officer, who shall not be a candidate in any of the contested elections, and who shall be responsible for the preparation and distribution of ballot papers, their receipt and counting on return and the declaration of the results;
    • the contested elections shall be decided by a secret ballot of all Members, using the Single Transferable Vote method;
    • each candidate for a contested election shall be invited by the Returning Officer to provide a statement in support of their candidacy;
    • ballot papers or links to an online voting facility, together with candidate statements, shall be circulated to all Members including any Members who cannot be reached electronically, between fourteen and twenty-one days after the date of the AGM;
    • the deadline for online voting or return of ballot papers shall be between fourteen and twenty-one days after circulation of voting materials;
    • within three days after the deadline for online voting or return of ballot papers, the Returning Officer shall conduct the count and declare the result for each election including any uncontested election
    • when the result of each election has been declared, the successful candidates shall have their nominations for any remaining elections declared void by the Returning Officer.

    Officer terms

    • The term of office of elected Officers and Ordinary Members shall start on the 1st January following their election; or immediately after the declaration of the election results by the Returning Officer, if the term of office of the previous Committee has already ended.
    • The term of office of Officers and Ordinary Members (whether elected or co-opted) shall run until 31st December, or until they are removed from or resign from the Committee, or until their membership of LDCRE ceases, whichever is earliest.

    President and Vice-Presidents

    The Committee may nominate an Honorary President or Honorary Co-Presidents, and up to two Vice-Presidents, to be approved individually on an annual basis at the AGM, by at least two thirds of those present and voting.

  • Isabelle Parasram at Conference
    Article: Mar 25, 2019
    By Isabelle Parasram in Lib Dem Voice

    Meet our new Vice President

    By Isabelle Parasram, Mar 19, 2019 4:03

    Warning: use of a trigger word in this article

    A few days ago, I was surprised to receive an email with 'Vice President' in the subject title.

    'Why would the Vice President of the Party be writing to me?' I asked myself.

    Then I realised that the 'Vice President' WAS me…

  • Article: Mar 22, 2019
    By Caron Lindsay in Lib Dem Voice

    Barrister Isabelle Parasram has been elected by the Federal Board as the party's first Vice President.

    I was delighted by this result because I voted for her and encouraged others to do so as I had been really impressed by her clear vision for the role. She talked a lot of sense about how to change the party's culture. I've seen that her previous work, the report into dealing with complaints of sexual impropriety, has been thorough, clear and fair.

  • Article: Jan 25, 2019
    By Secretary, LDCRE

    The next AGM is to be held on:

    Date:Saturday 16 February 2019

    Time: 4.00-6.00pm

    Venue: Liberal Democrat Headquarters, 8-10 Great George Street, London SW1P 3AE.

    The AGM will be held to approve:
    - the wording for the Constitutional changes agreed in principle in June 2018: in Article 7.1 "Vice-chair" will be substituted by "one Vice-Chair who self-identifies as male or non-binary and one Vice-chair who self-identifies as female or non-binary";
    - the accounts for year ending 2017; and
    - election of new Officers and Executive members.

    LDCRE will be electing:
    Chair, 2 Vice-Chairs (with gender balance), Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Secretary
    Up to 5 Ordinary Executive Member
    Honorary President and up to 2 Honorary Vice-Presidents.