This is the announcement of our 2019 committee election!
The timetable will be as follows:
Nominations Open: June 10
Nominations Close: June 17
Voting Begins: June 24
Results announced: July 01
All of the eight posts in our committee - four executive members plus the chair, director, treasurer and access & diversity officer - will be up for election:
The Chair is responsible for the overall direction of the Association, for chairing the executive committee, and for representing the Association at such public events or functions as may be necessary. They have a casting vote at executive meetings if the executive cannot come to a majority decision for any reason. As the face and strategic force behind the organisation, the chair is the most prominent committee role, working alongside the director at the heart of the RA
The Director is be responsible for the day to day running of the Association and ensuring that its executive members and volunteer groups continue to function effectively on an ongoing basis. The real workhorse of the organisation, the director's job cuts across everything we do and helps keep everything coordinated and running.
The Treasurer is responsible for the Association’s finances, and for presenting the accounts to the membership coterminous with each year’s election.
The Access & Diversity Officer shall be responsible for ensuring that the needs of disadvantaged and minority groups are properly represented and catered for and their voices fairly heard in the running of the Association.
The Executive Members (of which there are four) shall have collective responsibilities for all tasks not covered by an individual officer – these include but are not necessarily limited to coordinating policy working groups, maintaining membership lists and other administration for the Association, organising meetings and venues, and assisting with both public and internal communications.
In an exciting time for the Liberal Democrats, we're getting new opportunities to push for radical policies, and a stronger voice with which to do so. The success we've found since making our Brexit message clearer and more consistent has absolutely borne out what Radicals have been fighting for within the party for some time, and it's fantastic to see ideas we and allies started pushing lead to real success for Lib Dem candidates. We hope that as many of you as possible will join us and take part in this committee election
If you want to join the Radical Association to take part in the committee elections either as a voter or candidate, you can do so here.
Please do direct any further queries to us by email.