Agenda (motions to conference)


General Agenda info and deadlines
For guidance on how to submit a motion to conference, please refer to the Policy Process info on the members' website. And if you would you like to hold a meeting with your local party to discuss motions to Conference, you can download our handy guide.

If you have any questions about the agenda process or deadlines, or if you are interested in chairing or co-chairing plenary sessions or workshops at conference, please contact

Members unable to attend conference may give a proxy to a member able to attend. This can be done via the webform, or by notification to SOC by the proxy giver, identifying their name and local party, and the name and local party of the proxy holder. A physical form will be available at conference for those leaving but wishing to allocate their vote. A member may hold a maximum of five proxy votes.

The Agenda deadlines for Spring Conference 2020 have been set by the Standing Orders Committee (SOC) as below. 
(Please note that these deadlines were updated on 6 December to reflect the change of conference dates)

DateAgenda Deadline

4 January 2020

Pre-Agenda deadline: Final date for posting outlines of intended motions and policy papers to the Pre-Agenda forum on the members' website.

17 January 2020 

First Agenda deadline: Final date for submission of final text of motions and policy papers to SOC.
This can be done via a webform on the Pre-Agenda Forum or by emailing

31 January 2020

Publication of the First Agenda and opening of the amendment forum (deadline 14 Feb). 

1 February 2020

The Prioritisation Ballot has opened. The ballot closes on 21 February.

14 February 2020

Final date for posting of amendments to the forum 

21 February 2020


Final Agenda deadline
Final versions of amendments must be submitted - by a minimum of four co-proposers - via the webform [link to follow] or email to 

21 February 2020

Prioritisation Ballot closes

6 March 2020

Final date for submission of Late Motions to Conference. Submit by email to or via the forum [link to follow]. 

6 March 2020

Publication of the Final Agenda