How does a Members Branch AGM work?
The AGM of Members Branches takes place more than 7 days prior to CLP AGM.
The main business of the AGM is to elect Branch Officers and delegates to the CLP (one delegate for every 10 branch members or part thereof) as well as nominate members for the various CLP Officer and Coordinator roles (to be elected at the CLP AGM). At least half the Branch Officers must be women and at least half the delegates to the CLP must also be women.
A Branch may also elect additional people to serve on the Branch Executive, in addition to the Branch Officers. At least half the Branch Executive must be women.
In addition to the elected delegates to the CLP, the Branch Secretary is an additional ex-officio delegate with voting rights.
If a Branch has 3 or more members under the age of 26 they may also elect from among them an additional youth delegate, also with voting rights.
The AGM also elects two people to serve on the CLP Executive Committee in non-officer roles, at least 1 of whom must be a woman; both must be delegates to the CLP.
The Branches annual accounts for the previous calendar year will be presented for comment and approval.