AGM & Management Committee Elections 2017

UPDATE

LWN would like to thank all the candidates who stood in our Elections and everyone who took part.

We can announce that the below were elected to service on LWN's Management Committee until 2019.

CHAIR           Olivia Bailey
SECRETARY   Helen Pearce

MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE (FOUR):

Abena Oppong-Asare
Jacqui Smith
Lucy Rigby
Melanie Ward

 


Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on Saturday, 23rd September 2017 in the Balmoral Room, Hilton Brighton Metropole at Labour Party Conference, Brighton starting at 10.30am.  Everyone is welcome but only full members of LWN are entitled to vote, if there should be any. 

The Balmoral Room is in the secure zone of Women’s conference, therefore you will need a Conference pass to attend; more details are available on the Labour Party’s website here

At our AGM, you will find out the results of our elections (see below), receive reports from the Committee on our activities during the last year, and hear from speakers.

The deadline for amendments to the LWN Constitution is 2nd September 2017, 5pm. Please email here.   

Management Committee Elections 2017

Every year, full LWN members elect a Committee who are responsible for all the work we do during the year.  Our elections have now finished for 2017 and the results will be announced at our AGM on Saturday, 23rd September.

Management Committee Key Dates

Nominations open:                              24th July 2017, 
Nominations close:                              21st August 2017, 5pm
Polls opens:                                        1st September 2017, 9am      
Polls close:                                          18th September 2017, 5pm
Results announced:                             23rd September 2017, at our AGM at Annual Conference

The polls will open on the 1st September till the 18th September 2017, an email or letter from ERS (Electoral Reform Service) will be sent to eligible LWN members on the 1st September, with details on how to vote in our elections. 

FAQ... 

I have just nominated myself, what happens now?

Once your nomination has been submitted, we will verify that you are eligible to stand.  The only reasons you will not be able to stand in our elections are:

a) you are not a full member of LWN, and/or
b) that you have not had four months membership prior to the nominations opening.  

If you are not eligible to stand in our election, we will contact you to discuss this as soon as possible.  For all eligible nominations we will contact you once nominations close.  

Who conducts LWN's election process?

For a number of years now we have paid ERS (the Electoral Reform Service) to administer our election (as do the national Labour Party and 90%+ of Trade Union elections). 

ERS will send out an email to eligible members with voting instructions and a link to candidate statements.  If we haven’t got an email address for you, you should receive this via post.

If you haven’t received your ballot by the 6th September, please get in touch here, and we can investigate why.  Please check your junk mail first; the email will come from Electoral Reform Service.

Sarah Thompson, LWN Treasurer is Acting Returning Officer.

Will I be able to see who else is up for election?

Yes, once the polls are open we will put all the personal statements on our website and each eligible LWN member will receive voting instructions and a link to candidate statements.

What is, and happens at the AGM?

An annual general meeting (AGM) is a mandatory, yearly gathering of our members. It allows members to hear reports from the Committee on the achievements and work of LWN over the year.  Members can also question the Committee and make suggestions for next year.

At our AGM we also announce the results of our Management Committee Elections, and if required make any changes to the constitution.

Our AGM is usually held on the Saturday prior to Women’s Conference at the Labour Party Annual Conference, normally starting around 10.30am (don’t worry if you are attending women’s conference, as we are normally finished before the start of conference).

This year we our AGM will be on Saturday, 23rd September 2017 in the Balmoral Room, Hilton Brighton Metropole at Labour Party Conference, Brighton starting at 10.30am.

Paperwork will be circulated at the meeting only, however the exception to this is if we have constitutional changes; where the require notice period will be given to members and details of any constitution changes will be sent via email to eligible members.  The deadline for amendments to the LWN Constitution is 5pm on 2nd September 2017.

We also try to have a speaker to say a few words.

We hope this gives you all the information you need, but please get it touch here if you have any questions.

Sarah Thompson
Labour Women’s Network Treasurer and Acting Returning Officer 2017