We welcome suggestions for mandate proposals throughout the year. Please keep the following in mind:
For a proposal to be considered for a given year's AGM, it must be received by TGHQ by
the end of December of the previous year. For example, submissions for 2023's AGM must be received by December 2022.
Proposals are more likely to be chosen if they are: of national relevance; are not covered by an existing mandate;
likely to still be relevant (and not resolved) by the time of the AGM they are to be discussed at;
include a solution that can serve as the focus of the campaign action should the mandate proposal be passed.
Proposals at this stage do not have to include exact wording - so long as we can easily understand what
the issue is, and what the proposed solution is, that will suffice. If a mandate proposal is chosen
to take forward to the AGM, TGHQ will liaise with the proposer to ensure both sides are happy with
the final wording, before it is made known to the membership as a whole.
It will be assumed that a Guild submitting a proposal is intending to send at least one
member to the AGM in order to act as a proposer on the day; seconders may come from
the same or a different Guild, but it is helpful if this can be arranged by the
proposing Guild. Proposers and seconders will be asked to speak for up to two
minutes and up to one minute respectively, explaining why they chose to submit or
support the proposal. Guidance on this is available from HQ on request.