Report on the year from Nominating Officer
16th March 2017 became party general election campaign, run in a council by-election, facebook page, twitter and we have a website and have a bank account and 3 words on urban dictionary.
Consider the statement of accounts
Approved. Proposed by Mike Gilbert and seconded by Richard Thornalley. The account has no funds as of the 31st December but has had £876.60 donations and expenditure on two elections.
Proposals for the year ahead
Agreed to DA paying the Electoral Commission £25.00 to maintain the party registration. PROPOSED BY Tom Gilbert AND SECONDED BY Richard Thornalley.
Electoral Commission Descriptions
Mark explained that he felt that the political system was top heavy and that we needed to get the politics of the Uk bottom up and what needs to change is the Party system. Parties do what is right for the party. Politicians work in the interests of themselves and the party. Mark described the six thinking hats saying intelligent people spend too much time arguing. End punch and Judy politics.
The Platform for Ending Party Politics
A Platform that doesn’t make you accountable to them
Giving democracy to the people
Democracy by the people
The End of Elitism
Agreed that the description “The platform for ending party politics” would replace all the others. MG and MB to update the EC database.
Promotions ( Blue Revolution a platform NOT a Party)
How’s the social media profile going?
Twitter MG twitters. DA commented that some of the content was quite complex and needed to reach more ordinary people. To achieve a wider appeal MB to get some images to tweet. TG suggested a Category for Boston related material on the website.
Categories for other parts of the country.
Website: Very good. Try to link pat post to current topical trends and issues.
Facebook. We don’t have a Facebook page. We need a Facebook page Darron to talk to Nathan B about setting one up.
Candidates for 2019
Discuss where and if people will stand.
Football cards. MG/RT to look into the legalities of offering these on a 1/3 basis with the venue hosting the cards.
Letters to donors. MG and TC to draft something
Donations from members. MG, RT and DA will make donations.
Election of or reappointment of Officers
- Leader Tom Gilbert
- Treasurer Darron Abbott
- Nominating Officer Mike Gilbert
- Fourth officer Richard Thornalley
Discussion about letters to press.