Group Conference and Elections

DSg conference timetable 2018

2018 conference election timetable - Annex A

Venue and times

The DSg group conference 2018 will be held in Brighton from the afternoon Monday 21 May to the morning on Tuesday 22 May.  The exact venue and timings will be confirmed in a further briefing


Motions for discussion at group conference must be confined to matters appropriate to the DSg and its agencies. The deadline for submittingmotions was 5pm Thursday 8th March 2018 . If you have any queries please contact DSg group office or 02920 666 363.

Emergency motions

Emergency motions will only be valid in respect of matters arising after Thursday 8 March 2018. Emergency motions nust have been passed at a properly constituted general meeting of the branch and submitted to the defence sector group secretary in writing by 12 noon Thursday 17 May 2018. The Standing Orders Committee (SOC) will meet the branch before conference commences to communicate its decision regarding the emergency motion(s) at a time to be announced in the conference agenda and timetable.


The basis of representation at group conference is laid down in Rule 18 of the group constitution:

  • Up to 100 members 1 delegate
  • 101-300 members 2 delegates
  • 301-500 members 3 delegates
  • More than 500 members 4 delegates

The deadline for nominating delegates was 5pm on Thursday 8 March 2018

Delegates are reminded that they are expected to attend all sessions of the group conference.

Trainee delegates

Branches wishing to nominate trainee delegates to attend conference must complete the relevant form and submit it to Paul Bemrose, group secretary.

A separate form should be used for each trainee delegate.

Accommodation, travel and expenses

Details of DSg accommodation, travel and expenses will be issued shortly.

DSg 2017 Annual report

This will be made available shortly

DSg Elections 2018

Group Nominations

Nominations are particularly welcomed from members from under represented groups, which in this group includes women, black minority ethnic groups (Asian, Chinese, Caribbean, African etc), disabled, young and lesbian, bisexual, trans and gay members.

Annual general meetings – Outcome of branch elections

The recording of activist data has been centralised and the membership department now has responsibility for all activists’ amendments and updates. Any amendments received should be forwarded to or contact the membership department on 020 7801 2670. The balloting office will be issuing an outcome of branch elections pro forma with the national election paperwork.


Group Elections

The Defence Sector Group will be holding an election for the position of Standing Orders Committee member. Members will be sent information on how to vote and election statements and information are contained here. 

DSg Group Election Information and election addresses

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