Each year the local party members nominate and elect the Executive team to represent them in the coming year. We nominate up to 8 Ordinary Members and 6 Officers to the Executive. The Officer roles on the Lib Dems Overseas local party are - Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Data Officer, Membership Development Officer and Treasurer. Their duties shall include:
(a) The Chair - to chair all General and Executive Committee Meetings [in the event of a tied vote the Chair shall have an additional casting vote]; to be jointly responsible with the Treasurer for the Local Party’s compliance with the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000;
(b) The Vice-Chair - to chair General and Executive Committee Meetings if the Chair is unable to do so and deputise for the Chair as required;
(c) The Secretary - to handle the Local Party’s correspondence; to maintain minutes of meetings;
(d) The Treasurer - to handle the Local Party’s financial business and present financial reports to General Meetings; to be jointly responsible with the Chair for the Local Party’s compliance with the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000;
(e) The Data Officer - to: (i) receive all notices of application for membership and refer them to the Executive Committee for acceptance; (ii) maintain a membership register and provide Branch and Local Party Officers with lists of members as necessary under this Constitution; (iii) hold and maintain the EARS/campaigning data of the local party; and (iv) ensure compliance with data protection legislation; (In this latter respect, the member holding this function must be resident in a GDPR- compliant country).
(f) The Membership Development Officer - to: (i) organise and run membership recruitment and renewal campaigns (ii) ensure that the Local Party has a wide range of social and political activities to facilitate member retention".
If you are interested in joining the Executive, please get in touch to find out more.