Wefan Gymraeg

Motion to Amend the Constitution: Changes to the Federal Board, and the creation of a Federal Council

Proposed by the Constitutional Affairs Committee

Conference notes that at the Spring 2022 Conference of the Federal Party the Federal Constitution of the Liberal Democrats was changed to:

  1. Reduce the number of members of the Federal Board, in so doing removing the Welsh Party’s representative to the Federal Board but keeping a seat at the Federal Board for the President of the Welsh Liberal Democrats.
  2. Create a Federal Council, which include three members from each State Party, elected according to their own procedures.

Conference therefore acknowledges the need to amend the Constitution of the Welsh Liberal Democrats to take account of the new governance arrangements of the Federal party.

Conference therefore resolves to amend the Constitution of the Welsh Liberal Democrats as follows:

  1. Delete clause G.1.2.a.x and replace with “One of the representatives of the Welsh Members on the Federal Council, chosen by those representatives”.
  2. In clause G.16.a delete “The Representative to the Federal Board” and replace with “The three Representatives to the Federal Council”.


Amendments to this motion should be submitted to [email protected] by 1pm on Wednesday 29th June.