Saturday 15 September
c) The purpose of the group is to provide this specific support
and the officers of the group (chair and vice chairs) will be
experienced in training and mentoring and have a deep
knowledge of the party's processes for candidates, from
assessment through to fighting a target seat.
d) The arrangements for this group will mirror the Campaign for
Gender Balance, which was set up in 2002 under the auspices of
the Federal Executive Committee.
e) As with other party posts reporting to the Board, the Chair
and up to two Vice Chairs vacancies will be advertised to the
membership, and must be nominated by two members of the
Federal Board. The voting members of the Federal Board will
then vote for the candidates for Chair/Vice Chairs. The Chair and
Vice Chairs terms of office will automatically terminate when
there are Federal Committee elections, and fresh elections held
for these posts by the incoming new Federal Board. Casual
vacancies will be elected as required.
Vice President BaME
1. The Federal Board shall elect a Vice President BaME (VP BaME)
from amongst the membership of the party.
2. The VP BaME will act as a senior party ambassador, working
closely with Federal and state parties, and will be a non-voting
member of the Federal Board. They will work closely with the
Party's Equalities Spokesperson to ensure that different BaME
communities' interests are represented, highlight issues, engage
ethnic minority voters.
3. They will work closely with LDCRE to reach out to different BaME
communities to enthuse them about Liberal Democracy and
attract them to become members.
4. The Vice President BaME vacancy will be advertised to the
membership, and must be nominated by 10 party members or a
Local Party. The voting members of the Federal Board will then
interview and vote for the candidates. The Vice President BaME
will be a three year term to coincide with the Federal terms of
election. Two terms will be the limit for holding the position.
Casual vacancies will be elected until the end of the Federal