To: All Branches and Regional Councils
12th February 2016
Circular No. NP061/16
2016 May Elections
The 2015 AGM adopted the Council of Executives political review that was placed before them. This included the following requirement,
The Council of Executives will set a date before the election concerned, for example eight weeks, by which time Branches and Regional Council requests must be received. This will also be the date on which all Branch and Regional requests will be decided upon. Not only will setting a date allow support for candidates to be put in place in good time it will also allow the Council of Executives to decide on any conflicting requests, and if necessary seek further information or undertake consultation with affected Branches.
This matter has been considered by the National Executive Committee in respect of the elections that are to take place on Thursday 5th May 2016.
The NEC have asked me to remind you of this decision and also, to seek to give effect to the decision, the NEC have asked that any requests from Branches and Regional Councils to support candidates in the forthcoming elections should be received by Thursday 24 March 2016.