Following the contested election for the position of Deputy Leader last month, Jason Winstanley wasn't deterred and was successfully nominated for the Nominations Officer position which was still vacant. Given the lack of other nominations voting for this position will open at 10pm this evening (Monday 27th Feb) for a week.
There are 2 candidates - Jason and RON (Re-Open Nominations). As usual, if you have any question for Jason then please get in touch on the Community forum, or on our Discord chat.
The Board and NEC have also taken the time to review the Party Constitution, and have 2 Amendments which they are putting to a Member Vote as follows:
Section 8., Paragraph 1.
REPLACE "The Board of Governors shall consist of up to 12 Governors." with "The Board of Governors shall consist of up to 9 Governors."
Section 10, Paragraph 3
REMOVE the entire paragraph.
"Additionally a vote of no confidence in a member of the NEC will be triggered when over 50% of the voting NEC members make their desire for a vote of no confidence known to the Board."
(Note: it is common in such cases to NOT renumber subsequent paragraphs in orderto avoid issues with cross-references.)
Both of these amendments are independent from one another and again voting opens at 10pm this evening, and will close at 10pm next week (Monday 6th March)
The whole constitution can be seen here for reference: https://pirateparty.org.uk/party/how-we-work/constitution
Discussion and further information on these amendments can be found here: https://community.pirateparty.org.uk/discussion/385/constitution-amendments
Please vote here for the Nominations Officer Election: https://pirateparty.org.uk/election/january-2017-nominations-officer-election
Please vote here for the Constitutional Amendment Election: https://pirateparty.org.uk/election/constitutional-amendments-27-feb-17
Thanks again - and do please go and vote,
Deputy Nominations Officer