By submitting a motion to your AGM you can help decide Unlock Democracy’s agenda. You can also submit an amendment to our constitution if you think it should be improved. Note that all motions should be relevant to the objects of the organisation, namely:

  • To achieve the aims set out in the organisation's Purpose through campaigning, policy development, research, education and training.
  • Develop a network of active individuals and groups to campaign for these aims.
  • Build constructive relationships with organisations and individuals who share some or all of our goals.

Any local group, or two members, may submit a policy motion (or an amendment to the constitution). The deadline for the office receiving motions is Friday 14th October. Please submit your motions as soon as possible; that way, if there is any problem with it we can resolve it in plenty of time.

Ideally we would like you to email to motions@unlockdemocracy.org.uk with the subject line “AGM Motion”. Alternatively please post them to AGM Motion, Unlock Democracy, 5th Floor, 9 King Street, London EC2V 8EA.

How do I write a motion?

A motion is your way to get Unlock Democracy to have a view on certain issues that in turn guide the direction of the campaign. Your first step when writing a motion is always to check we don’t already have it covered in our constitution or policies. There is no set way to write a motion but here is a rough guide to what you need to include and how you could format it.

This meeting notes:
• Outline the current situation with regard to the policy area, including any recent developments.
This meeting believes:
• Spell out what you believe Unlock Democracy should adopt as policy.
This meeting resolves:
• Describe the actions you think Unlock Democracy should take.