Constitutional Motion: Joint membership

Proposer: James Grindrod

Seconder: Stuart Weir

This meeting notes:

1.    That section 3.1.2 of the Unlock Democracy constitution states:

The membership subscription shall be set by the Annual General Meeting which shall last until the following Annual General Meeting. The Annual General Meeting may set a specific membership subscription for benefit claimants, unwaged individuals and individuals on a fixed income.

2.    That several hundred of Unlock Democracy’s members currently have more than one name associated with their membership; that they contribute at the standard subscription rate; and that their status as voting members is currently unclear.

This meeting believes:

1.    That a category of joint membership should be established, allowing two people at the same address to pay a single membership subscription at a rate to be set by the Annual General Meeting, with both being considered members of Unlock Democracy.

This meeting resolves:

1.    To amend the second sentence of section 3.1.2 of the Unlock Democracy constitution to read:

The Annual General Meeting may set a specific membership subscription for benefit claimants, unwaged individuals and individuals on a fixed income, and may also set a joint membership subscription for two people at the same address.

2.    To set the joint membership subscription rate at £30. The associated rebate to local groups shall be £9 and the rebate to Devolved Organisations shall be £3.