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Mr P Burns
Chairman, Macclesfield Conservative Association
25 Heybridge Lane
Cheshire SK10 4ES
26 January 2002
Following the Management and Executive meetings of 16 and 21 January 2002 respectively, and in view of the central part played by the supposed Management Committee resolution at the Executive meeting, I regret that it is necessary to set the record straight as to what actually happened at the Management meeting.
On the subject of Brendan Murphy, there was no resolution passed, proposed or even discussed at the Management Committee. Further, the particular theme of the supposed resolution, "...that his name is removed from the Association's List of Approved Candidates" was not discussed, and Paul Findlow has and will confirm this.
For the record, I would note that what was discussed at the Management meeting in respect of Brendan Murphy was an account of two Disley Branch meetings, the wish of some to exclude Brendan from attendance at the Executive, and a determination by some not to allow discussion at the Executive on the subject of the exclusion of Brendan Murphy from the Borough Council Conservative Group.
I therefore consider the motion put to the Executive meeting (as the attached sheet which was distributed) to have been defective for having been expressly based on fictional events. It was consequently invalid and not appropriate for implementation. At the very least, the wording of the motion can be assumed to have influenced the vote by the implication that the Management meeting had discussed and reached a conclusion on Brendan's exclusion from the Approved List when it had not. I look forward to your acknowledgement that the defective motion will not be implemented.
I have little doubt that my concern for proper procedure and accuracy will be shared by other Management Committee members.
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