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East of England Liberal Democrats

Officers and President of the East of England Liberal Democrats

Chair

The Chair of the Regional Party shall chair the Regional Conference (save insofar as provision is made in accordance with the Conference Standing Orders for some other person to chair all or part of the Conference), shall chair all meetings of the Regional Executive and shall have a casting vote at such meetings, shall be the Region's representative on the English Council Executive, shall be jointly responsible with the Treasurer for the Region's compliance with the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 and shall be the Region's principal executive officer.

Vice-Chair

The Vice Chair of the Regional Party shall deputise for the Chair when required and when chairing the Regional Executive shall have a casting vote and shall exercise such other functions as may be prescribed by the Regional Executive.

Treasurer

The Treasurer shall handle the financial business of the Regional Party in accordance with the provisions of this Constitution and the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000, and shall present the annual accounts and outline budget to the Annual General Meeting [Conference].

Secretary

The Secretary shall be responsible for (a) arranging the meetings of the Regional Executive, and keeping minutes; (b) receiving and distributing the minutes of the Regional Party's committees, sub-committees and working groups; (c) maintaining an up-to-date list of regional conference representatives and supervising the conduct of the Region's internal elections; and
(d) ensuring that the Region makes effective communications with Local Parties and other bodies within the Party.

Chair of the Regional Candidates Committee

The Chair of the Regional Candidates Committee shall, together with the Regional Candidates Committee, be responsible for the exercise under the Party Constitution of the Region's functions in connection with the approval and selection of Parliamentary and European Parliamentary Candidates and shall be the Region's member on the English Candidates Committee.

President

The President is not an Officer under the terms of the regional constitution. The President shall have such roles as he or she shall agree with the Regional Executive from time to time to undertake.