Wefan Gymraeg

Party elections 2019

NOTICE OF ELECTION TO WELSH LIBERAL DEMOCRATS PARTY COMMITTEES & PARTY OFFICERS
Lord Michael German, as Returning Officer for the Welsh Liberal Democrats give notice of the start of the process to election members to party committees and for party officers.
(13/09/2019) 

Welsh Liberal Democrats Internal Election 2019

These elections reflect the new Party structure - agreed at the Spring Conference of the Welsh Liberal Democrats in 2019.  Further details are contained in the constitution, available on the Party website.  To make it clearer the roles up for election have been split in to two sections. 

Sections A

  • President of The Welsh Lib Dems, is the main representative of Party Members and will chair the Welsh Party Board
  • Deputy President supports the President in representative Party Members with a focus on make sure the needs of diverse communities are considered and building relation between different parts of the party.
  • Executive Officer for Campaigns and Communications, Chair’s the meetings of, and ensure the proper functioning of the Campaigns and Communications Committee. Contribute fully to the setting of party strategy at Board level and to report for the committee to the Board and Conference. 
  • Executive Officer for Policy Development, Chair’s the meetings of, and ensure the proper functioning of, the Policy Development Committee. Contribute fully to the setting of party strategy at Board level to report for the committee to the Board and Conference. 
  • Executive Officer for Membership Development, Chair the meetings of, and ensure the proper functioning of, the Membership Development Committee. Contribute fully to the setting of party strategy at Board level to report for the committee to the Board and Conference. 

Each applicant for a post in Section A requires the signatures of 30 supporting members drawn from at least 5 Local parties

Section B. 

  • Five ordinary Members of the Board are to be elected for three-year terms to sit on the Board of the Welsh Party.
  • The Party’s Representative to the Federal Board, are elected for three-year terms, to sit on both the Welsh & Federal Party’s Boards.
  • Five ordinary Members of the Campaigns and Communications Committee, are to be elected for three-year terms, to sit on the committee and support the work of the committee
  • Five ordinary Members of the Policy Development Committee, are to be elected for three-year terms, to sit on the committee and support the work of the committee
  • Five ordinary Members of the Membership Development Committee, are to be elected for three-year terms, to sit on the committee and support the work of the committee
  • Three ordinary Members of the Finance and Resources Committee are to be elected for three-year terms, to sit on the committee and support the work of the committee.
  • Four ordinary Members of the Conference Committee are to be elected for three-year terms, to sit on the committee and support the work of the committee.
  • Three ordinary Members of the Constitutional Affairs Committee are to be elected for three-year terms, to sit on the committee and support the work of the committee.

Each applicant for a post in Section B requires the signatures of 5 supporting members

How to be nominated
To be nominated a member will need at least the right number of signatures from fellow Welsh Party members.  Each role will have a it own form of nomination paper (Make sure you have the right one).  
All members wish to sign a nomination paper will need supply: signature, local party and membership number.  
All nomination paper will need to be requested and sent back to Welsh Party HQ by the dates shown in the election timetable. 

The Election Timetable

  • Notice of election - 13th September
  • Opening of nominations -5th October
  • Close of nominations - 27th October
  • Ballot papers dispatched - 8th November
  • Close of election - December 1st

Result - December 2nd 2019

Nomination Forms for these elections can be obtained from Steffan John, Acting Returning Officer.  To contact Steffan, please contact the Welsh Party office. 
WELSH LIB DEM HQ
15th Floor, Brunel House, Fitzalan Road, Cardiff, CF24 0EB
02920 329 024

steffan.john@welshlibdems.org.uk