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Submit a motion

Conference Committee welcomes motions for debate at regional conference. The Conference Committee will timetable for debate a selection of policy motions and all constitutional amendments that have been properly submitted.

Please email any motions you wish to be considered to conference@eastlibdems.org.uk by midnight on Wednesday 27 September 2023. Please include the names and membership number (or address if membership number not known) of the proposer and seconder.

The federal party has published useful advice about how to write and format a good motion.

The deadline for amendments to submitted motions is midnight on Sunday 22 October.

Who can submit a motion?

Motions may be submitted by

  • two members of the Regional Party
  • Local Parties
  • Specified Associated Organisations (now called Affiliated Organisations)
  • recognised Council Groups on principal local authorities
  • the Regional Executive
  • the Policy Committee

What's the deadline to submit a motion?

  • The deadline for submission of motions and constitutional amendments is midnight on Wednesday 27 September 2023
  • The deadline for amendments to motions and secondary constitutional amendments is midnight on Sunday 22 October 2023

How will Conference Committee decide what motions to include in the agenda?

Conference Committee will decide whether to allocate time to discuss policy motions and, if so, which policy motions to put on the agenda. It will base its decisions on factors such as the relevance and topicality of the subject to be discussed, whether it is likely to be of interest to members attending, whether or not regional conference is the best forum for the debate (some topics are more suitable for discussion at a local party, county or federal conference) and how much time is available.

It may composite (combine and edit) motions when more than one motion has been submitted on the same topic. 

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