AGM Voting Result

Sunday 22 April 2018

The National AGM voting results.

The top 4 NE places become the NE And the all important Special Resolution votes, where above a 75% majority is achieved the SR will be updated in CAMRAʼs Articles of Association.

National Executive election results

Lynn Atack – 8,491 (14.9%)

Gillian Hough – 6,608 (14.9%)

Ash Corbett-Collins – 6,083 (10.7%)

Nik Antona – 6,054 (10.6%)

Bradley Cummins – 5,573 (9.8%)

Chris Stairmand – 5,473 (9.6%)

Alexander Wright – 5,472 (9.6%)

Ian Hill – 5,226 (9.2%)

Nicholas Hair – 4,151 (7.3%)

Greg Cloney – 3,715 (6.5%)

Special Resolutions

SR1. To approve the deletion of Article 2 in CAMRAʼs Articles of Association, other than the following wording: “2. The objects for which CAMRA is established are:” – 84.1% in favour

SR2. To approve the insertion of the following Article 2(a) in CAMRAʼs Articles of Association: “2(a) to secure the long term future of real ale, real cider and real perry by increasing their quality, availability and popularity;” – 88.8% in favour

SR3. To approve the insertion of the following Article 2(b) in CAMRAʼs Articles of Association: “2(b) to promote and protect pubs and clubs as social centres and part of the UKʼs cultural heritage;” – 92.1% in favour

SR4. To approve the insertion of the following Article 2© in CAMRAʼs Articles of Association: “2© to increase recognition of the benefits of responsible, moderate social drinking;” – 89.3% in favour

SR5. To approve the insertion of the following Article 2(d) in CAMRAʼs Articles of Association: “2(d) to play a leading role in the provision of information, education and training to all those with an interest in beer, cider and perry of any type;” – 78.2% in favour

SR6. To approve the insertion of the following Article 2(e) in CAMRAʼs Articles of Association: “2(e) to act as the voice and represent the interests of all pub- goers and beer, cider and perry drinkers;” – 72.6% in favour

SR7. To approve the insertion of the following Article 2(f) in CAMRAʼs Articles of Association: “2(f) to ensure where possible that producers and retailers of beer, cider and perry act in the best interests of the consumer.” – 88.4 % in favour

SR 8. To approve the deletion of Article 3 in CAMRAʼs Articles of Association, and to replace it with the following: “3(a) CAMRA is formed as an independent, volunteer led, non-party political body to pursue its objectives. 3(b) CAMRA will operate in a transparent, inclusive, enthusiastic and welcoming manner, at all levels.” – 92.4% in favour

SR9. To approve the deletion of Article 4 in CAMRAʼs Articles of Association, and to replace it with the following: “4. In furtherance of the above objects but not otherwise CAMRA shall have power:

(a) to purchase, acquire, sell, exchange and otherwise deal in any way, whatsoever with freehold, leasehold or other property, chattels and effects;

(b) to borrow or raise or secure the payment of money in such manner and on such terms as may seem expedient;

© to co-operate with and assist in any way, including the investment of monies, by way of purchase of shares or the making of loans, whether secured or unsecured, or in any other manner whatsoever, any other organisation or corporation or company which is sympathetic to the objects of CAMRA;

(d) to participate in bank direct debiting schemes as an originator for the purpose of collecting membership subscriptions and any other amounts due to CAMRA; in furtherance of this, CAMRA may enter into any indemnity required by the banks upon whom direct debits are to be originated, and any such indemnity may be executed on behalf of CAMRA by its authorised company account signatories;

(e) to undertake, encourage and provide finance for research or experimental work connected with the said objects or any of them;

(f) to manufacture, sell, treat and deal in all kinds of services, commodities, substances, materials, articles and things;

(g) to maintain the necessary governance, structure, capabilities and financial resources to deliver its objects;

(h) to establish and support branches, acting individually or jointly in voluntary association, whose objects are the same as the objects of CAMRA and to supply or aid in the establishment and support of clubs or associations whose objects are sympathetic to the objects of CAMRA;

(i) to carry out all or any of the foregoing objects as principals or agents or in partnership, co-operation or conjunction with any person, firm, organisation, company or corporation and in any part of the world;

(j) to develop products and services which promote the Campaign as widely as possible, grow and diversify the membership and activist base and generate campaigning funds(k) to form partnerships and alliances with those organisations whose aims and objectives align with its own on individual issues;

(l) to do all such other things as may be incidental or conducive to the attainment of the said objects or any of them.” – 87.5% in favour

SR10. To approve the addition of the following at the end of Article 25 in CAMRAʼs Articles of Association: “…, and such written notice of intent has been signed by not less than 50 Members.” – 89.1% in favour