The Campaign for a Yorkshire Parliament was formally established at a public meeting in Huddersfield on Saturday 10 November 2018 when those present adopted the following constitution
The Campaign for a Yorkshire Parliament
To campaign for a devolved parliament and government for the county of Yorkshire.
This parliament’s prime purpose would be to transform the county into one of economic and social prosperity and inclusion, and ecological sustainability by empowering people from every level of society and every background to participate fully in decisions affecting both their immediate communities’ and the county’s future.
For the purpose of this constitution Yorkshire is defined as but not limited to the three traditional ridings plus the City of York
3. Steering Group
A steering group shall manage the organisation. The steering group will be appointed at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the organisation.
4. Carrying out the aims
In order to carry out the organisations aims, the steering group has the power to:
The organisation shall have a membership.
Anyone who supports the work of the organisation and are aged 16 or over, can apply to the steering group to become a member. The steering group will keep an up-to-date membership list.
Members are eligible to vote in internal elections and to stand for office
Members must pay an annual subscription according to current rates, details of which will be published on the campaigns website. The steering group may add or remove different styles of membership and set fees for these accordingly.
The steering group may remove a person’s membership if they believe it is in the best interests of the organisation. The member has the right to be heard by the steering group before the decision is made and can be accompanied by a friend
6. Annual General Meeting - AGM
7. Steering Group meetings
8.Money and property
The Steering Group is responsible for ensuring that a proper system of financial control is in place, in particular that all financial commitments and transactions are properly entered into and authorised, that financial delegations are properly approved, where these apply, and that monies due are brought to account in a timely manner.
9. General meetings
The steering group may call a general meeting at anytime or must call a meeting if they receive a written request from the majority of members. All members must be given 14 days notice and told the reason for the meeting. All decisions require a simple majority of those attending. Minutes must be kept.
A minimum of 3 members must be present at these meetings
10. Winding up and changes to the constitution
A ballot of members will be called to consider any change to the constitution, or to wind up the organisation, such decisions require a simple majority of those voting. Any money or property remaining after payment of debts must be given to an organisation with similar purposes to this one