2020 Conference and AGM

05 Dec 05 Dec

Saturday 05 Dec 20 - Saturday 05 Dec 20 1:00 pm - 4:45 pm

The 2020 online conference featured a presentation and Q&A session on the Society’s work in 2020, followed by a keynote speech on How do we fix British democracy? from Professor David Runciman.

We’d like to thank everyone who attended and made the 2020 conference and AGM such as success.

Conference and AGM programme

Start Time Agenda Item
12.45 Conference registration opens via Zoom meeting platform
13.00 Welcome and Introduction from Darren Hughes, ERS Chief Executive
13.05 Presentation from Jon Walsh, ERS Chair on ERS work over the past year.

Willie Sullivan, Director ERS Scotland and Jess Blair, Director ERS Cymru to also present on our work in those nations.

Followed by Q&A with SMT available to answer

13.55 Breakout workshops around How do we fix British Democracy?
14.15 Keynote Speaker – Professor David Runciman

How do we fix British Democracy?

Followed by Q&A

14.55 – 15.00 Closing remarks and Conference closes
15.00 – 15.20 Comfort break for attendees before AGM and registration opens.
15.20 Annual General Meeting opens and welcome from the Chair
15.25 Minutes of the 2018 AGM, previous AGM on 30 November 2019 and Matters Arising

2018 and 2019 minutes: APPROVED

15.30 Receiving and adopting the Financial Statements for the year to 31 Dec 2019 (Andrew Copson, Treasurer and Jane Marshall from BHP Chartered Accountants in attendance)

Financial Statements: APPROVED

15.50 Appointment of Auditors

The Council recommends that BHP Chartered Accountants be reappointed as the Society’s auditors for 2010-21

Reappointment of Auditors: APPROVED

15.55 Special and Ordinary Resolutions to be debated.
16.40 Results of Special and Ordinary Resolutions

Special Resolution 1 “Prioritising the ERS’s main purpose”: FAILED TO PASS
FOR: 104
AGAINST: 155
ABSTAIN: 12

Ordinary Resolution 1 “Working for the ERS’s main purpose”: FAILED TO PASS
FOR: 120
AGAINST: 145
ABSTAIN: 8

Ordinary Resolution 2 “The Syddique Project”: FAILED TO PASS
FOR: 96
AGAINST: 151
ABSTAIN: 21

16.45 Close of meeting

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