Recently, Britain First launched a political wing in the form of the ‘National People’s Party’.
The constitution of the National People’s Party was a joint effort from the whole Britain First management team, and allowed for a unique mix of leadership and accountability.
It was also decided at the time that the constitution of the National People’s Party will become the ‘rulebook’ for the entire Britain First movement, and as such its provisions will be gradually rolled out.
The first step in this process was the launch of the ‘Standing Committee’, the highest executive body contained in the constitution of the National People’s Party.
The very first meeting of the Britain First/NPP ‘Standing Committee’ took place last night, and several important decisions were agreed.
Firstly, it was unanimously agreed – after much lively discussion – that the Britain First movement would not stand formal candidates in the May elections, but our members must be prompted to stand at local level as independents.
All present were of the view that the movement must continue to develop and grow without the possible demoralising effects of bad election results.
Other items discussed were campaigns and activities, the role of meetings in growth and recruitment, and an expansion of the ‘Britain First Servicemen’s Association’.
The ‘Standing Committee’ will meet once per month to discuss the orientation and direction of the movement.
The members of the ‘Standing Committee’ are as follows:
Paul Golding – Chairman
Andy McBride – Deputy Chairman
Cllr Kevin Edwards – National Nominating Officer
Mike Howson – Group Development Officer
Jim Dowson – Administration Officer
Gary Raikes – Coordinator for Scotland
Below is a rough guide to the workings of the ‘Standing Committee’:
THE ‘STANDING COMMITTEE’
The “Standing Committee” is tasked with the direction of the Organisation and running all its affairs.
The Standing Committee can meet as often as required, but at a minimum of once every 12 weeks.
For ordinary meetings of the Standing Committee, a quorum of 60 percent is required.
The Standing Committee will be elected by the Annual General Meeting which shall take place once per year.
The Standing Committee may appoint or remove Branch Coordinators as they see fit for the benefit of the Organisation, subject to the approval of the Chairman.