NEC Minutes for 9th April 2015

Thursday, 9 April, 2015 - 22:00
Loz Kaye (LK) - Leader
Ed Geraghty (EG) - Secretary
George Walkden (GW) - Nominations
Sam Clark (SC) - Treasurer
Not Present: 
William Sizen Bell (WB) - Campaigns
Andy Halsall (AH) - Campaigning

Matters Arising

  • LK - Focus on finding candidates before the cutoff - DONE
  • SC - get everyone on VPN + filesharing (and owncloud if people need it) - ONGOING
  • LK & WB - to talk about doc template for the manifesto (low priority) - Andy to talk
  • Board to approve accounts - Board to approve, going through discussions
  • SC&JK to work on fundraising framework - Board to approve, going through discussions
  • LK to approve opening of policy vote - DONE!


Policy 2015

Vote has closed - the ongoing problem is there aren't as many votes as we'd've liked - we now have a manifesto update.

Another whole range of  stuff, some clarification going on.  Obviously things which are problematic for each of us as candidates, will talk to the candidates to make sure they're happy.

Still need to create the manifesto. We need to make clear to some the difference between pushing stuff (e.g. for website) and writing the actual manifesto - AH working with Peter Brett this evening on it

LK: Still on course to get it out on the 13th! Huzzah


Election 2015

Noms closed today - need to check people are on the lists (know Mancunians are)

GW: Mark is

LK: Well done all, well done George.

Here's where it begins - we're aware we've fallen short of the target we set ourselves, but I'm feeling good and confident about the candidates we do have

//ACTION: LK and GW to meet and discuss the specifics of Royal Mail send-outs

We had a branch meet in Manchester so we've planned through a calendar of events.  We need a national call-out for the final weekend 2/3 May to get people out on the ground for a final push - people to go to the constituencies

AH: People on the ground is always a good thing

LK: Want to put together tasks [people can support at a distance, making it easier for people to print stuff from the site - anything you can think of Andy - on the ground or from the distance - atomic tasks?

LK: In London on Tues - should we do the guerilla policy thing then?

Maybe not - it may be a bit short notice

policy launch in Sheffield?  AH: maybe

LK: It'd be good and also good to go out

AH: Given I'm the registered campaigns officer, I want to pull together things which are my responsibility - I need notional expenditure and any expenditure the party has incurred above and beyond our normal expenditures from the 23rd of May 2014 to the end of the election...

//ACTION:  Sam to put in revised financial schema


Date of Next Meeting

16th April - 22:00


Any Other Urgent Business

LK: Tagadab - know this is outstanding, promised I'd raise for Steve Wilson

EG: received confirmation from Tagadab this afternoon it has been paid.