Board Minutes for 6th November 2013 (additional meeting)

Wednesday, 6 November, 2013 - 20:00
Attending: 
Jack Allnutt (JA) - chairing
Harley Faggetter (HF)
Peter Brett (PB)
Stephen Ogden (SO)
Will Tovey (WT)
Liam Dolman (LD)
Phil Hunt (PH)
Sam Clark (SC)
Andrew Norton (AN)
Apologies: 
Andrew Robinson (AR)
Observing: 
Andy Halsall (AH)

Status of quorum

Quorate

Constitutional Amendments

PB: Suggested alternative wording for Section 5 amendment 1:

  • 1. The NEC shall be comprised of the Leader, Deputy Leader and at least three other elected officers with full voting rights and specific roles and responsibilities as outlined in the Code of Practice of the NEC.
  • Support:SC, JA, WT, SO, PB, HF, PH, LD
  • Oppose:
  • Abstain: AN

PB: Suggested alternative wording for Section 5 amendment 2:

  • 2. The NEC can vote to appoint or remove non-voting members to the NEC as needed.
  • 2A. The working practices of the NEC shall be outlined in a spearate Code of Practice to be maintained and published to members by the NEC.
  • 2B. Changes to the Code of Practice of the NEC shall be approved by a majority of the voting members of the NEC.
  • 2C. Elected officers' membership of the NEC shall expire if their role is removed from the Code of Practice of the NEC.
  • 2D. Changes to the Code of Practice of the NEC shall come in to force one week after the NEC officially notifies the Board of the change, unless the Board lodges an official objection to the NEC in that one week period.
  • Support:LD, SO, PH, an, HF, JA, WT, SC
  • Oppose:
  • Abstain:

JA: Suggested alternative wording for Section 6 amendment 1:

The NEC shall designate a voting NEC member who is responsible to the party for the management of the party's finances.

  • Support: WT, HF, AN, LD, SO, JA, PH, SC
  • Oppose:
  • Abstain: PB

LD: Suggested new amendment for Section 8:

  • 8.8 The Board may empanel Oversight Committees to monitor and report to the membership on the operation of the party's internal functions.
  • Support:LD, HF, PH, SC, AN
  • Oppose: JA, WT
  • Abstain: SO, PB

[note: move this later]

LD: Suggested alternative wording for Section 6 amendment 1B:

  • 1.B  The Board shall empanel an Oversight Committee to monitor and report to the membership on the management of the party's finances.
  • Support: PB, WT, LD, SO, JA, HF, AN, SC, PH
  • Oppose:
  • Abstain:

WT: accept the removal of 5.3, 5.4, 6.2

  • Support: WT, PB, LD, HF, JA, SC, AN, SO, PH
  • Oppose:
  • Abstain:

A: PB: Suggested alternative amendment to section 9:

  • 1. Voting members of the NEC shall be elected using the ERS97 STV electoral process with a single winner.
  • 2. Members of the Board of Governors shall be elected using the ERS97 STV electoral process.

B JA: Suggested amendment to section 9:

  • 1. All elected national positions shall be elected using the ERS97 STV process. 
  • 2. Elections for voting NEC members shall return a single winner

C: PH suggested alternative to section 9:

  • 1. all elected positions shall use the ERS97 STV electoral process
  • 2. Voting NEC member elections shall be use a single winner.
  • 3. Governor elections shall use a multiple winner election electing the number of governors vacant, unless only one governor is being elected.
  • A: PB, WT, SO, HF
  • B:, JA, SC, LD, PH AN
  • C:
  • None of the above:
  • Abstain:

[ PB left, giving proxy to WT. ]

  • Accept 9.8 as-is
  • Support:JA, AR (proxy), HF,SO, LD, WT, PH AN, SC
  • Object:
  • Abstain:

Actions from this meeting

  • SO to update BatchFour with above changes. DONE
  • SO to dig out principles and raise with Board
  • PB to organise follow-up meeting to reconcile with Batch 3
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