Great spirit in meeting. Over 40 there despite all hassle. Announced we're having an EGM asap to vote on adopting two key constitutional changes: the creation of a meritocratic democratic element to choosing the Advisory Council, and changing the leadership election system that we adopted in great haste when under attack by Cehr to one that mirrors standard British elections - no signatures hurdle, a £5OO deposit returnable at 5%, a fixed 4 or 5 year term with safeguards in hands of A.C.So after a quick read through and ponder a number of questions come to mind.
First election this summer with a hustings meeting for all members and candidates in each region.
Short, sharp campaign then back to work & progress.
Meeting hugely enthusiastic esp with last announcement: Among those standing for mandate for a full term, will be me.
Didn't Griffin spend most of last year saying he was going to step down in a couple of years?
Do any other political parties charge candidates for the privilege of standing for office?
Do any other political parties have fixed term leadership elections over the 4 or 5 year General Election cycle?
What on earth is a meritocratic democratic element?