Party Constitution

Cyfansoddiad Cymru Sovereign Constitution

This document is the Constitution of Cymru Sovereign and is hereinafter referred to as “The Party Constitution”

Name of party: The Party is called Cymru Sovereign (hereinafter referred to as “the Party”).

Variant party descriptions (up to 12) may be used from time time on ballot papers and leaflets etc, as may be appropriate and as provided for in the Electoral Commission rules and under PPERA.

The party’s objectives:

The Party believes that the country of Cymru/Wales should be governed by her own citizens and by own its political representatives and institutions in all areas, and that its governance should be conducted in these interests first and foremost.

Therefore the party believes in ensuring the fundamental and natural right of the country of Cymru/Wales to be a fully sovereign state within Britain, Europe and the rest of the world, taking responsibility for itself and its interests as is the normal expectation and right of any country.

The party will also encourage friendly, outward looking and productive relationships with the other nations of Britain, Europe and the world, both in terms of trading and in the interests of celebrating diversity and mutual understanding. The same will apply to working and collaborating with various community and other groups where possible in order to exchange information and advice with them where this is of benefit to Wales generally.

Promoting the well-being of and involving the people of Wales in improving the country and making it an economically prosperous, ambitious and confident country once more, where everyone’s rights are equally protected under a constitution.
To publicise and promote these objectives and rights

Structure of the party:

The officers of the Central Management Committee shall be:

The Party leader
The Treasurer
The Nominating Officer (being the same person as the Party leader)

The Central Management Committee will function as the principal management and administrative authority of the Party.

The Committee will meet at least twice a year and at least every week if taking part in an election campaign.

The Officers will make sure that they have an understanding of all legal requirements.

The Officers will ensure that the Party stays within the budget.

The Party Treasurer will be responsible for complying with all the applicable and relevant statutes and requirements of the Electoral Commission. The Party Treasurer, as laid out in the Financial Scheme of the Party, will supervise the financial affairs of the Party and keep proper accounts that show all monies and donations collected and paid out by the party . The Party Treasurer will also prepare annual accounts which must be approved by the other Officer/s.

The Party leader or Treasurer may resign at any point as long as a two months notice is given and a replacement agreed and discussed between both parties where possible. The Party leader will formally inform the Treasurer of a name or names to be offered the Party leader role should the Party leader stand down or die.

In the event of any unforeseen dispute between Officers, a neutral and mutually agreed adjudicator will be called in order for matters to be resolved amicably and to avoid any undue damage to the party.

The Party Leader will give political direction to the Party and will be responsible for the development of the Party’s policies. The Party leader may consult with and seek advice and guidance from advisory groups and individuals including the other Officer as he deems appropriate and will inform him of new developments.

The Party leader may invite and propose suitable candidates to stand in elections and will consult and seek advice with others as necessary.

The Party leader will make and/or approve public statements regarding the party’s policies. The Party leader may also make new or other party appointments as appropriate and will inform and discuss any developments with the other Officer in this regard.

This constitution will be kept up to date and an updated copy will be provided to the Electoral Commission whenever the constitution is changed/amended.
Finance:

(a) Any money obtained by the Party shall be used only for the Party.

(b) Any bank accounts opened for the Party shall be in the name of the Party.

(c)Any cheques issued shall be signed by the Treasurer and one other nominated official.

Alteration of the Constitution:

(a) Proposals for amendments to this constitution may be suggested by either Officer and agreed by both before amending.

Adoption of the Constitution:

This constitution was adopted by the party officers on:
………2016

Signature:…………………………Capital letters:………………………..(Party leader)
Signature:………………………….Capital letters: (Treasurer)