‘New Opportunities, New Challenges’ – Left Unity National Conference 2015

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Conference details

Saturday 21 November 11am to 5.30pm
Sunday 22 November 11am to 5pm
The Venue, first floor, Student Central, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HY
The venue is wheelchair accessible
Please contact us with requests for homestay accommodation or childcare requirements to info@leftunity.org

Key dates

Here are the key dates for Left Unity branches and members in the run up to our 2015 National Conference. Below are details on who can submit motions or amendments.

As per our constitution, branches will also have a chance to vote for which topics of discussion and amendments will be prioritised at the conference. This is called a Priorities Ballot. Details are below.

Friday 18 September, 6pm
Motions to be submitted to Standing Orders Committee (SOC – standingorders@leftunity.org). Motions must be no more than 500 words. Proposed changes to the constitution are included in this deadline and word limit.

Monday 21 September
SOC begin compositing process

Monday 5 October
Motions and composites published on website
Amendment stage commences (word limit for amendments to be notified later)
Priority ballot commences

Friday October 30, 6pm
Amendments to be submitted to SOC (standingorders@leftunity.org)
Priority ballot closes

Friday 13 November
SOC report published with Draft agenda with all composites, motions, amendments and constitutional proposals

Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 November
National Conference in London

 

Who can submit motions?

This is from our constitution:

The National Council, branches and Regional and national Scottish/Welsh committees have the right to propose motions that if passed by the National Conference will become policy.

Individual members of LU will have the right to submit motions, so long they are seconded.

Sub-committees or working parties established by conference motion may be charged to submit proposals directly to National Conference.

Caucuses and sections may send one motion and one amendment to National Conference.

Alterations to the constitution

Any changes to the constitution must be proposed to a National Conference by the NC, branches, or a motion signed by individual members, provided their motion is seconded.

Priorities Ballot

Once all the motions are collected in, the standing orders committee will issue a ballot form for branches to vote on which ones they would like to prioritise. This is a way of ensuring that the party members get to discuss the topics that are of most concern for them.

The ballot will start on the 5 October and finish on the 30 October.



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