Constitution

 

Constitution – New British Union

 

Chapter 1

 

(a) The name of this organisation is “New British Union”.

(b) The Party’s policy shall be determined by the principles and guidelines laid down by the Directorship team and properly constituted Annual General Meeting (the “Conference”).

(c) Policy decisions taken at the Conference shall be binding unless revoked or amended by subsequent Conferences.

 

CHAPTER 2: PARTY STRUCTURE

 

The party hierarchy will be structured as follows:

 

(a) Members

(b) Cell Officers

(c) Regional Officers

(d) National Officers

(e) Council of Ten

(f) Leader

 

 

2.1 Details of Structure

 

(a) Membership shall be open to all those over the age of 16 and resident in The United Kingdom of Great Britain irrespective of sex, class or creed.

(b) All members are subject to the Code of Conduct (Annex A).

(c) The safe keeping of Party membership lists will be the responsibility of all Officers. The Leader and National Officers are empowered to refuse any individual membership application deemed not to be in the interests of the party.

(d) Members should reflect and promote the true values of Oswald Mosley and the British Union with truth, justice and integrity in all their endeavours.

 

2.2 Local Structures

 

(a) Cell, group of 3-5 committed activists

(b) National and Regional Officers are appointed/removed by the Leadership

 

2.3 National Structures

 

(a) The “Council of Ten” is tasked with the direction of the Party and running all its affairs. Its members shall consist of:

 

- Leader*

- Secretary

- National Officers representative/Treasurer*

- England Regional Officers

North

North East

East

South East

South

South West

West

- Wales National Officer

- Scotland National Officer

- Ireland National Officer

- Head of security

 

* As registered officially with the Electoral Commission.

 

(b) All appointed National/Regional Officers can appoint new Cell officials at any time with the approval of the Leader.

 

(c) Appointed Officers may appoint or remove Cell officers as they see fit for the benefit of the Party, subject to the approval of the Leader

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2.4 Party Officials

 

All Party officials and staff must be Party members. The Leader must ratify all such appointments.

 

2.5 The National Directorship team

 

The National Directorship Team (NDT) will consist of Leader, Secretary, National Officers representative. treasurer, nominations, Policy, four National and security officer.

The Leaders position on the NDT is in perpetuity and not subject to procedure.

The National Directorship Team’s task will be to act as a forum to address complaints, grievances, to suggest ideas and to generally express the will of the organisation to the Leader.

 

2.6 The Leader

 

The Leader of the Party is entrusted with guiding the political direction of the movement in its day-to-day interactions with the public, media etc all with the aim of increasing support.

 

2.7 Bank Account

 

An account in the name New British Union will be held. This will have two signatories, withdraws etc will require one signature only.

 

 

CHAPTER 3: REVISIONS TO THIS CONSTITUTION

 

Changes to this Constitution may only be made by the National Directorship team at conference.

 

 

CODE OF CONDUCT (ANNEX A)

 

DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURE

 

All Party officials must bring breaches of the Code of Conduct to the attention of Directorship team within two weeks of the breach occurring. All Division Officers have the right to remove individuals that may bring New British Union into disrepute.

 

2. OFFENCES

 

2.1 All Members and Party officials are obligated to treat all other Members and Party officials with due courtesy and respect, even in the event of disagreement on fundamental issues. All Members agree to abide by decision of the NDT.

 

2.2 All Members are under an obligation to always act in a way that will not bring the party into disrepute. When attending meetings or Party functions uniform or a smart business dress code always applies.

 

2.3 All Members are obligated to raise concerns on any aspect of Party activity or behaviour in the correct hierarchal channels, either to local Officers, the NDT or the Leader where there exists a suitable candidate to fulfil the role of local “Divisional Officer” in that order.

 

2.4 The distribution, by any electronic or printed means, of dissatisfaction, allegations of any sort, true or false, outside of the official channels, is expressly forbidden. No material, which brings the party into disrepute, shall be distributed via any of these means.

 

2.5 All Party officials are entrusted with access to confidential information and any unauthorised distribution of such material is an offence. The data protection laws should be strictly adhered to at all times. Any breach may result in action being taken by the authorities and the Party against those responsible with restitution and damages sought in the case of any actions which are proven to have been in breach of the Data Protection Act and/or has harmed or put our members, donors or supporters at risk or has interfered with their privacy.