Autumn Delegate Meeting – Day 1- 20th October 🗓

September 18, 2018

The Socialist Party of Great Britain’s premises,
52 Clapham High Street · London SW4 7UN

How to find us:

About four minutes walk from Clapham North tube on the Northern line and three minutes walk from Clapham High Street station on the overground line

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Also on Sunday, 21 October from 10.30am

Agenda for Saturday, 20 October (10.30am – 5.30pm)

Items and Order of Business

A Election of Chair, Deputy Chair and tellers and minute takers by the delegates
B Fraternal Greetings from members, branches, companion parties
C Arrangement by delegates of the order for taking the items of business
D The 2018 EC and Party Officer’s Report to Autumn Delegate Meeting
E Items for discussion
F Any Other business

The 2018 Conference passed the floor resolution “This Conference recommends that the first day of ADM 2018 be set aside for the purposes of discussing the Ad-Hoc report on the Organisational Structure of the Party.” This day is an opportunity not only to discuss the report’s findings, but also to make recommendations for any changes to structure, rules or procedures. These recommendations can then be proposed as motions to conference by branches or, by means of an ADM floor resolution, referred to the EC as appropriate.

10.30 – Survey
A short introduction to the survey report’s main findings
A presentation about the strengths and weaknesses of the party, as highlighted by the survey
1. Strengths
2. Weaknesses
3. Encouraging more engagement and activity


12.15 – Buddy system
1. The need for a Buddy System.
2. The purpose of the Buddy System.
3. Issues and problems.
4. Structure and organisation.


1.00 – Lunch

2.15 – The future
A presentation about what changes the party could make to its organisation, and their implications and consequences. One potential alternative structure would be a National Membership Organisation.

1. Present structure.
2. What type of NMO would be suitable and acceptable?
a) Regional structure with activity groups based on locality.
b) Individual membership but with more support from committees and party officers.
Option a) would not necessarily involve a major change in the structure or the rules and the Terms of Reference of the party officers. On the other hand option b) would by default involve major changes in the structure, rules and Terms of Reference of the party officers.
Implications for rules

3. Results of survey sections about a NMO Discussion

4.00 – Any other business (excluding items scheduled for Sunday)

5.00 – Conclusion
Summary of main points and actions coming out of the day

5.30 – Close


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