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How can a federation rep. be removed from post.
SCHEDULE 6 Removal from office
1. This Schedule shall apply in relation to the removal from office of a member, or the removal from a specified post, of any of the following bodies(hereinafter in this Schedule referred to as 'specified bodies')
  • (a) any branch board;
  • (b) any liaison committee;
  • (c) the conferences arrangements committee;
  • (d) each central committee.
  • (e) the Joint Executive Committee of the Metropolitan Police Federation
and the expression 'any branch board' shall include, otherwise than in relation to the metropolitan police, the joint branch board, and the expression 'each central committee' shall include the joint central committee.

2. A motion for the removal from office or a specified post of a person under this Schedule shall be sent to the secretary of the specified body in question (or, if the person who is the subject of the motion is the secretary, to the chairman) and shall -
  • (a) be signed by at least one third of those qualified to elect the person in question ('the electorate'); and
  • (b) contain a statement of the grounds on which those signing the motion consider that the person should be removed from office or, as the case may be, post.
3. On receipt of a motion in accordance with paragraph 2, the secretary (or, if the person the subject of the motion is the secretary, the chairman) shall forthwith send a copy thereof to the person in question and invite him to supply in writing, within 14 days, his comments thereon.

4. At the expiry of the said 14 days, the secretary (or, if the person who is the subject of the motion is the secretary, the chairman) shall send a copy of the motion, and the comments, if any, thereon of the person in question, to each member of the electorate and shall arrange for the members of the electorate to vote on the motion.

5. If a majority of the members of the electorate voting thereon vote in favour of the motion the person in question shall cease to be a member of the specified body in question or, if the motion is to remove the person from a specified post, shall cease to hold that specified post.

6. An election shall forthwith be held to fill any vacancy created by the P.F.59 Statutory Instrument 2004 No. 2660 removal of a person under this Schedule, and a person so removed shall be entitled to be a candidate for office (or, as the case may be for that the post) at such an election.

7. A 'specified post' for the purpose of this schedule shall be the secretary and chairman of a specified body together with, in the case of the Joint Central Committee, the treasurer, and, in the case of the Joint Executive Committee of the Metropolitan Police Federation, the treasurer, vice chairman, deputy secretary and deputy treasurer.
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