POA Circulars

77 | 14.05.2013

Conduct Case 136 - Determination by conference

Following an appeal to Conference by the representative of the seven NEC members charged under the Rules and Constitution, it was determined by Conference that instead of 28 Motions that one single Motion would be heard in respect of this matter.

The General Secretary in accordance with Rule 28.7(b) placed a specific motion which asked Conference whether or not to ratify the decision of the Conduct Committee to ban Tom Robson, Steve Bostock, Dean Acaster, Steve Baines, Glen Birchall, Tony Merricks and Brian Traynor from holding local and national office for a period of five years.

At the conclusion of the debate a vote was called and the Motion was accepted. A card vote was called for and the result was as follows;

Ratification of Conduct Committee decision –

For 17,570
Against 11,115

Therefore, in accordance with the Rules and Constitution, the seven members of the NEC are now banned from holding local and national office until 14th May 2018.

Please draw the contents of this circular to your members attention.

Thanking you in anticipation of your support

Yours sincerely


General Secretary