- Lesbian,Gay,Bisexual & Transgender Conference 2005
- 29 July 2005
- Carried as Amended
Conference notes that at present self-organised groups (as well as regions, the Young Members’ Forum and Retired Members) are only permitted to submit a total of two motions (including any rule amendments) to National Delegate Conference.
Conference also notes that a proposal to increase this to four motions was defeated at National Delegate Conference in 2005.
Conference believes that the current limit acts as a bar to self organised groups being able to put forward rule amendments – if a self organised group wishes to seek an amendment to rule they are forced to fore go one of the ordinary motions as has happened to both the Lesbian and Gay group and the Black Members’ group in recent years.
Conference believes that a better system should be introduced to address this limitation and that one way of doing this would be to allow self organised groups, Young Members, Retired Members and the regions to be able to propose two ordinary motions and one or more rule amendments.
Conference therefore calls on the National LGBT Committee to canvass support for such a proposal, notably by raising this with the NEC and other self organised groups.