More results: party committees and interim peers panel

Liberal Democrat Federal Conference representatives have voted for members of party committees for 2011-2012 and members of the panel from which future Liberal Democrat nominees for the House of Lords will be drawn.

The results are as follows:

Federal Executive
Summary election result for The Federal Executive:
Places: 15
Total valid vote: 1681
Quota: 105.07
Spoiled: 53

Elected:
Qassim AFZAL
Elaine BAGSHAW
Ramesh DEWAN
Sue DOUGHTY
James GRAHAM
James GURLING
Evan HARRIS
Susan JUNED
Gordon LISHMAN
Candy PIERCY
David RENDEL
Joanna SHAW
Gerald VERNON-JACKSON
Chris WHITE
David WILLIAMS

Federal Policy Committee
Summary election result for The Federal Policy Committee Places:
Places: 15
Total valid vote: 1669
Quota: 104.32
Spoiled: 62

Elected:
Dinti BATSTONE
Phil BENNION
David BOYLE
Duncan BRACK
Sal BRINTON
Lucy CARE
Gareth EPPS
Susan GASZCZAK
Michael GERMAN
Sandra GIDLEY
Tony GREAVES
Jeremy HARGREAVES
Evan HARRIS
Linda JACK
Julie SMITH

Federal Conference Committee
Summary election result for The Federal Conference Committee
Places: 12
Total valid vote: 1614
Quota: 124.16
Spoiled: 117

Elected:
Robert ADAMSON
Qassim AFZAL
Jon BALL
Sal BRINTON
Dee DOOCEY
Susan GASZCZAK
Arnie GIBBONS
Sandra GIDLEY
Linda JACK
Chris MAINES
Justine McGUINNESS
Andrew WISEMAN

International Relations Committee
Summary election result for The International Relations Committee
Places: 5
Total valid vote: 1588
Quota: 264.67
Spoiled: 143

Elected:
Ed FORDHAM
Jonathan FRYER
Gordon LISHMAN
Layla MORAN
Gerald VERNON-JACKSON

ELDR Council Delegation
Summary election result for ELDR Delegation
Places: 8
Total valid vote: 1585
Quota: 176.12
Spoiled: 146

Elected:
Phil BENNION
Ruth COLEMAN
Jonathan FRYER
Jo HAYES
Gordon LISHMAN
Peter PRICE
Ros SCOTT
Mark VALLADARES

Interim Peers Panel
Summary election result for Interim Peers List
Top-up Election Places: 15
Total valid vote: 1547
Quota: 96.69
Spoiled: 184

Elected:
Jon BALL
Sue BARING
Kay BARNARD
Chris BONES
David BOYLE
Sal BRINTON
Alan BUTT-PHILIP
Richard CHURCH
Val COX
Antony HOOK
Liz LEFFMAN
Mark PACK
Flick REA
Mike TUFFREY
Chris WIGGIN

Full details, including results for all the stages are available here on Colin Rosenstiel’s site.

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6 Comments

  • Sorry, Neil, isn’t it rather similar to pre-the elections? I think there had been a big push to elect “robust characters” as you call them previously, and some have been re-elected. One of the issues is we get all the name recognition vibe going (as in most elections), so the “great and the good” are returned time after time!

  • Isn’t it a bit odd that we have an election system whereby you only need 97 votes to get on the peers panel? [declaration of interest: I have *never* stood for this or any other party ctte]

  • Liberal Neil 14th Nov '10 - 12:46pm

    Tim13 – looking at thes eresults I would say there are more such flk than previously.

    tim – 97 is an improvement on the 1 vote that was needed before!

  • Rebekah Gronowski 24th Jan '11 - 8:28am

    I think that it is now time for every Party Member to have voting rights at Federal level – this includes Federal Conference and voting for the various Committees at Executive level. This has been done in Scotland where every member of the Scottish liberal Democrats has a vote at the Scottish Conferences. A particular example of this was the fact that ONLY Federal Conference Representatives were allowed to go to the Special Conference immediately following the General Election. The rest of us, ordinary Party Members, were not allowed to go which, effectively, gave us no voice at all. Our opinions and preferences were neither sought nor represented at this Special Conference by our so-called Local Party Federal Representatives. This is totally wrong and these elections to the various committees at Federal Executive level are another case in point.

    The Lib Dems constantly trumpets about the fact that it is a “Party where Policies and decisions are made by Party Members” – not true. They are made by the same people over and over again and, in many instances, the same people (many of whom have plenty of money to go around doing these things) are elected over and over again. The ordinary “grass-roots” Members, especially poor ones, never get a look in. Presumably we are only fit for the “behind the scenes jobs” like delivering leaflets, door-knocking and office work. Many of the grass-roots activists are the real heroes and heroines of our Party.

    Every Party Member should have a vote – now!

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