1. Election slates for LMS Council and Nominating Committee
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.
|President||Jon Keating||Nominating Committee|
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|
|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|
|Member-at-Large (Librarian)||Mark McCartney||Nominating Committee|
|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|
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.