AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the Swansea and Gower Liberal Democrats will take place on Saturday 25th January, 5.30pm-6.30pm, at the Bluebell Cafe on Tycoch Square, Sketty, SA2 9BL.

The AGENDA for the AGM will be as follows:

1) Introduction and Apologies

2) Reports from Outgoing Officers

a) Chair

b) Treasurer

c) Membership Secretary

d) Council Group Representative

3) General Election Review

4) Election of New Executive Committee

ELECTIONS

A list of positions up for election is included below. If you would like to stand for a position, please complete the attached nomination form and return to mike.ocarroll@gmail.com or post to Michael O’Carroll, 102 St Helens Road, Swansea, SA1 3UW, by the date of the AGM. Nominations will also be accepted in person at the AGM.

Where positions are contested, elections will take place by secret ballot at the AGM, using the Single Transferable Vote method. Candidates will be invited to give a one minute speech outlining their qualifications for the role.

I would strongly recommend all members to consider standing for one of the positions. We are an entirely volunteer party and every member who is willing to fulfil a committee/administrative role, frees up other activists to concentrate on campaigning and winning elections.  

If you would like to have an informal conversation about standing for any position please contact our Local Party Chair, James McGettrick (james.mcgettrick@btinternet.com; 07784 002474).

Positions to be elected:

Officers of the Party:

Chair – responsible for chairing meetings and for overall coordination of Local Party business
Vice-Chair – deputises for the Chair if unavailable
Secretary – handles the Local Party’s correspondence and maintains minutes of meetings
Treasurer – handles the Local Party’s financial business and jointly responsible (along with the Chair) for the Local Party’s compliance with the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000
Membership Secretary – responsible to receiving all applications for membership, for maintaining a membership register, and for ensuring compliance with data protection legislation

Other members of the Executive Committee:

Representative for Gower x 1 (eligibility: Gower members only)
Representative for Swansea East x 1 (eligibility: Swansea East members only)
Representative for Swansea West x 1 (eligibility: Swansea West members only)
Representative of the Council Group x 1 (eligibility: Councillors only)
Representative of the Young Liberals x 1 (eligibility: Young Liberals only)

Ordinary Members x 5 (eligibility: all members)

All Ordinary Members of the committee and Constituency Representative Members will be expected to take responsibility for a discrete area depending on their experience/abilities/interests, to be agreed that the first Executive Committee meeting following the AGM, e.g. organising social events, updating the website, fundraising. 

Note the following persons are automatically members of the Executive Committee:

  • Prospective Parliamentary Candidates for each Constituency
  • Prospective Senedd/Assembly Candidates for each Constituency

We will also be electing representatives to the South Wales West Assembly Electoral Region Committee (AERC). This committee oversees the regional list element of the Senedd elections, and co-ordinates regional campaign activity. Elections will be for:

  • Gower Representatives to AERC x 2
  • Swansea East Representatives to AERC x 2
  • Swansea West Representatives to AERC x 2

 

 

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