Our Policy Forum discusses existing and emerging policy issues regularly and makes policy recommendations to our elected Board of Trustees. The Forum:
- Meets quarterly
- Reviews adequacy of LCC positions
- Identifies new issues to be addressed
- Drafts and recommends changes to LCC positions
- Identifies and recommends to the Campaigns and Active Membership Committee priority issues on which LCC should campaign.
The Policy Forum is composed of 9 LCC members selected as follows:
2 members who are not candidates in the below categories, self-nominated and elected by a ballot of the whole members (Anthony Gilmour, Ian Townsend)
2 inner London borough group representatives, elected by the Groups Forum from nominees presented by inner London borough co-ordinators (George Colouris, Philip Loy)
2 outer London borough group representatives, elected by the Groups Forum from nominees presented by outer London borough co-ordinators (Jane Davis, Steve Gardiner)
1 non-borough group representative, elected by the Groups foum from nominees presented by non-borough group co-ordinators (Brenda Puech)
2 trustees, appointed by the board, one of whom would be the Chair of the Policy Forum (Rachel Aldred, Alastair Hanton)
In line with LCC's policy to conduct membership votes electronically (to increase participation and reduce costs), the Policy Forum election vote takes place by email. Single Transferable Vote (as defined by the Electoral Reform Society) will be used from 2014 with ballots taking place in January, so members know the composition of the Board of Trustees after November elections. Members serve two-year terms, which are renewable. Enquiries about the vote should be addressed to deputy CEO and company secretary Matt Mallinder (via email@example.com).