LMS Elections 2019 - Council and Nominating Committee and Standing Orders Revisions

The slates for the 2019 LMS elections to Council and Nominating Committee are given below. In addition, information on the proposed revisions to the Standing Orders is provided, which will be voted on by Members at the Annual General Meeting on 29 November.

The ballot opens on 25 October 2019 - members will receive a paper ballot or an e-mail from the Electoral Reform Services, depending on how a member chooses to receive Society communications. Those members who choose to receive e-mails will hear from onlinevoting@electoralreform.co.uk - please add this address to your 'safe senders' list so that the message is not placed in your spam folder. Members choosing to may still vote in person at the AGM by bringing along their ballot paper.

The results of the ballots will be announced at the LMS Annual General Meeting on 29 November.

1. Election slates for LMS Council and Nominating Committee

Council and Nominating Committee candidates' biographies can be accessed here. A forum to discuss elections is available at http://discussions.lms.ac.uk/lmselections/.

Voting for the Council and Nominating Committee elections closes at 23:59 on Thursday 21 November 2019. Your vote must be received by that time to be included in the election.

1.1 Council: Officers

The following nominations for Officers of Council have been made in accordance with the Society's By-Laws.

Role Nominee Nominator
President Jon Keating Nominating Committee
Vice-President Alexandre Borovik

Nominator: Angus Macintyre

Seconders: Martin Hyland, Rob Wilson, Inna Capdeboscq

Vice-President Iain Gordon Nominating Committee
Vice-President Catherine Hobbs Nominating Committee
Treasurer Robert Curtis Nominating Committee
General Secretary Stephen Huggett Nominating Committee
Publications Secretary John Hunton Nominating Committee
Programme Secretary Chris Parker Nominating Committee
Education Secretary Kevin Houston Nominating Committee

 

1.2 Council: Members-at-Large

The following nominations for Members-at-Large of Council have been made in accordance with the Society's By-Laws.  Five two-year terms and one one-year term are contested in the election.  The list is alphabetical.

Role Nominee Nominator
Member-at-Large of Council Elaine Crooks Nominating Committee
Member-at-Large of Council Andrew Dancer Nominating Committee
Member-at-Large of Council Tony Gardiner Nominating Committee
Member-at-Large of Council Thomas Jordan

Nominator: Nina Snaith

Seconders: Mark Hagen, Mike Todd, Jonathan Fraser

Member-at-Large of Council Anotida Madzvamuse Nominating Committee
Member-at-Large of Council Frank Neumann

Nominator: John Hunton

Seconders: John Ball, Sarah Whitehouse, Stephen Huggett

Member-at-Large of Council Brita Nucinkis Nominating Committee
Member-at-Large of Council Richard Pinch Nominating Committee
Member-at-Large of Council Marika Taylor Nominating Committee
Member-at-Large of Council Alina Vdovina Nomintating Committee

 

Five Members-at-Large who were elected for two years in 2018 have a year of their terms left to serve; they are: Alexandre Borovik, Tara Brendle, David E Evans, Mariya Ptashnyk and Anne Taormina.

In addition, the role of Member at Large (Librarian) will be open for election in 2019. The term of office is one year, to a maximum of ten years. The following nomination has been made in accordance with the Society’s By-Laws:

Role Nominee Nominator
Member-at-Large (Librarian) Mark McCartney Nominating Committee

 

1.3 Nominating Committee

The following nominations for the Nominating Committee have been made in accordance with the Society's By-Laws.

There are two vacancies, both for three-year terms.

The list is alphabetical.

Role Nominee Nominator
Nominating C'ttee Shahn Majid Nominating Committee
Nominating C'ttee Beatrice Pelloni Nominating Committee
Nominating C'ttee Mary Rees Nominating Committee
Nominating C'ttee Colin Sparrow Nominating Committee

The continuing members of the Nominating Committee are: Kenneth Falconer (Chair), I. David Abrahams, Martin Mathieu, H. Dugald Macpherson and Elizabeth Winstanley. In addition, Council will appoint a representative to the Committee. 

Further information about the work of the Nominating Committee is available.  The Committee welcomes input from Society members.

2. LMS Standing Orders Revisions

In addition to the elections to Council and Nominating Committee, LMS members are being asked to vote on proposed changes to the Society's Royal Charter, Statutes and By-Laws - collectively known as the Standing Orders. These three documents have not been comprehensively reviewed since 1965, since when there have been many changes in the Society and in the wider world.

Included in the ballot pack that members receive is a document that outlines the rationale for the changes, which are included in the three schedules sent with the pack - one each for the Royal Charter, the Statutes and the By-Laws. Members can see the wording that is to be deleted and any proposed additions. Members may attend the LMS Annual General Meeting on Friday 29 November to vote on the resolutions to change the Standing Orders in person, as part of the AGM business. Papers for the AGM will be distributed by the Society on 8 November.

If you are unable to attend the AGM in person, you can appoint a proxy to vote for you either online through the ERS website or by registering a proxy directly with the Scrutineers via post or e-mail. Members wishing to give their proxy "discretionary" voting rights should use the e-mail/postal route as this option is not available in the online proxy appointment procedure. For further information and to access the Appointment-of-Proxy form, please go to https://www.lms.ac.uk/content/appointment-proxy-form.

Proxy voting closes at 23:59 on Monday 25 November 2019. Your vote must be received by that time to be cast at the AGM.

The wording of the three resolutions is as follows:

Resolution 1: That the Society resolve, in accordance with clause 16 of the Society’s Royal Charter, to amend the Charter as set out in Schedule 1, subject to the approval of the Privy Council and such further or alternative amendments as may be required or recommended by the Privy Council and which are agreed by the Members of Council. This resolution is passed subject to the passing of both Resolutions 2 and 3.

 

Resolution 2: That the Society resolve, in accordance with clause 13 of the Society’s Royal Charter, to amend the Statutes of the Society as set out in Schedule 2, subject to the approval of the Privy Council and such further or alternative amendments as may be required or recommended by the Privy Council and which are agreed by the Members of Council. This resolution is passed subject to the passing of both Resolutions 1 and 3.

 

RESOLUTION 3: That the Society resolve, in accordance with clause 39 of the Society’s Statutes, to amend the By-Laws of the Society as set out in Schedule 3. This resolution is passed subject to the passing of both Resolutions 1 and 2, to come into effect at the same time as the amendments to the Statutes and Charter come into effect.