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Branch Rules

Worthing West Branch Rules

  1. Name The name of the group shall be the Worthing West Branch of UKIP.

  1. Aims To support and carry out the instructions of UKIP.

  1. Powers The powers taken on by the Branch shall be those invested in it by UKIP.

  1. Membership The Membership shall consist of all UKIP Members living in the Worthing West constituency.

  1. Meetings The committee shall meet at least 6 times a year per UKIP regulations. 

  1. An AGM shall be held to which all members will be invited per UKIP regulations.  

  1. Finances The Treasurer will maintain a bank account and be responsible for financial affairs in accordance with UKIP rules and regulations.

  1. There will be three registered signatories for the cheque book and all cheques will signed by two from the three. 

  1. Committee 

  1. The Committee shall consist of at least four members, who must be the Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary and Membership Secretary, but no more than ten members.

  1. The committee must include:

  1. The Website master

  1. At least one member from the Arun District area of Worthing West constituency

  1. At least one member from the Worthing area of Worthing West constituency

  1. The Chairman should appoint a Vice Chairman to stand in, if he/she is incapacitated or unable to carry out his/her duties for any other reason, and to arrange the election of a new Chairman if he/she is unable to continue.

  1. The four officers should be elected at the AGM

  1. The other members of the committee should also be elected at the AGM.

  1. The Chairman should appoint Sub Committees as he/she thinks fit.

  1. The Chairman should have the power to co-opt Members to the Committee in the case of a vacancy or if the member is deemed to have knowledge, skills or expertise useful to the Branch.

  1. The Chairman should have the power to refer any obstructive members to the Party’s disciplinary committee.

  1. Dissolution

  1. In the event that the Branch should be dissolved all money and property shall be passed to UKIP.

  1. The Branch shall only be dissolved if such action is approved by the Membership at an AGM or EGM.

  1. Amendment to the rules

  1. The rules can only be amended by the Membership at an AGM or EGM.

  1. Adoption of the rules should only be approved if more than 50% of those present at the AGM agree.

  1. Any changes to the rules should only be approved if more than 50% of members present at an AGM or EGM agree.

Please note that UKIP has just issued new regulations regarding Membership of the committee. In future, there will be a qualifying period of 6 months Membership of the Party before a member can serve on the committee.