Dear Stephen, thank you for your emails. I read them, though I can hardly ever attend meetings because of my personal workoad. However, I can pray and write letters. Please keep us informed of the outcome re. whether our local CLPs can only send one woman to Brighton or not, and also re. the unusually high cost of sending delegates. If despite raising these matters you come to the conclusion that things are amiss please let me know what I can do. Lisa Battye
Lisa, thanks for the message, I'll let you know when i find out about the number of delegates.
I dont really beleive any of these things are deliberate, more insufficient focus on democratic functionality in the national and also in the local party.
Im proposing motions regarding the expense of sending delegates. I beleive we should send as many delegates as we are permitted to ensure we are fully represented. I also beleive we should provide very basic travel and accomodation to the level of £150 per delegate for a four night stay including transport.
Can you propose and support these motions in your local branch meeting, which usually only last 90 minutes once a month?