Ashtead Independents Party Rules
Associate membership shall be open to Ashtead residents aged 16 years or more, who are not members of any national political party.
1.1.- Membership of the party shall be open only to persons who are not members of any national political party and shall comprise
Persons who are sitting councillors representing Ashtead wards on Mole Valley District Council or the Ashtead Division of Surrey County Council (or equivalent seats in any successor authority)
The Officers of the party.
1.2.- Persons who are not members of any national political party may be co-opted into membership, with full voting rights. All co-opted members shall retire at the Party’s Annual General Meeting, and are eligible again for co-option.
2. Associate membership
2.1.- Associate membership shall be open to Ashtead residents aged 16 years or more, who are not members of any national political party.
2.2.- Associate Members shall have no voting rights.
3.1.- The officers shall be
Any further posts if required by new legislation
3.2.- More than one post may be held by the same person.
3.3.- All officers will retire at the end of the party’s AGM and are eligible for re- election.
4.1.- The Party shall hold an Annual General Meeting each year in May, as soon after local elections (if any) as possible.
4.2.- Other meetings may be called by the Leader, or by at least three members, with 14 days notice to all members.
4.3.- Except as provided elsewhere, all decisions shall be taken by a simple majority of those present.
5.1.- There will be no fixed subscription rates
5.2.- Arrangement will be made for systems to record donations from members, Associate members and other persons or where legally permissible.
5.3.- Accounts will be maintained in such form as will ensure compliance with government requirements.
6. Amendments to Constitution and Rules
6.1.- Amendments to the Constitution and/or Rules require a two-thirds majority of all Members, rounded up.
6.2.- Members not able to be present shall be given the opportunity of registering a vote, in writing, including by electronic means.