Equity referendum results
22 March 2017
The results of the referendum to determine whether three of Equity’s rules should be changed has been announced.
The first proposed change dealt with Equity’s election processes and will allow Equity branches to nominate candidates for election to the Council. 69% of voters were in favour of this.
The second allows the Equity Council to determine the upper age limit for a member wanting to stand for election to the Young Members seat on Council. 81% of voters were in favour of this.
The third is the rule governing the retirement of the Equity General Secretary. The rule change was needed because the previous rule regarding retirement age was not legal. 91% of voters were in favour of this.
The number of members that voted was 2314, 6% of the total who were eligible.
Download the full results of the Referendum.