How the Policy Forum works

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.

Please click here to download our Terms of Reference.

Composition

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 (Saskia Huizinga, Nicola Davies)

2 inner London borough group representatives, elected by the Groups Forum from nominees presented by inner London borough co-ordinators (George Colouris, Anthony Gilmour)

2 outer London borough group representatives, elected by the Groups Forum from nominees presented by outer London borough co-ordinators (Frederick Guy, Andrew Larssen)

1 non-borough group representative, elected by the Groups Forum from nominees presented by non-borough group co-ordinators (Isabelle Clement)

2 trustees, appointed by the board, one of whom would be the Chair of the Policy Forum (Rachel Aldred (Chair) and Amy Foster)

Voting System

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) is 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 info@lcc.org.uk.