a) Association of Liberal Democrat Councillors (ALDC).
b) Association of Liberal Democrat Engineers & Scientists
c) Liberal Democrat Campaign for Racial Equality (LDCRE),
previously known as Ethnic Minority Liberal Democrats
d) LGBT+ Liberal Democrats.
e) The Liberal Democrat Lawyers Association, also known as
Rights - Liberties - Justice (R-L-J).
f) Liberal Democrat Women (LDW).
g) Young Liberals (YL).
h) Parliamentary Candidates Association (PCA).
Motions F31 and F32 will be debated together but voted on separately. For
timings and deadlines, see note after F32 on page 63.
F32 Recognition of AOs and SAOs
Mover: Gordon Lishman.
Summation: Toby Keynes.
Conference notes that:
A. Under Article 20.2 of the Federal Constitution, the Federal
Board is required to periodically propose the renewal of the
Annexe listing Specified Associated Organisations (SAOs), and
that this must take the form of an amendable motion to Federal
B. Under the same article, an organisation that (except in the case
of youth and/or students) consists solely of members of the
party, and satisfies the criteria set forth in Article 20.1, and the
further criteria established under Article 6.6, may be recognised
as an SAO following a proposal from the Federal Board and a
two-thirds majority vote by Federal Conference.
C. Under Article 20.3 of the Federal Constitution, the Federal Board
shall from time to time review the operation of Associated
Organisations (AOs) and SAOs in the light of the principles and
practices established by and pursuant to the Constitution and
shall report to the Federal Conference on such reviews.
D. Under Articles 20.4 and 20.5 of the Federal Constitution, an AO
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