In accordance with CMF Constitution which requires that an election be held for a new Executive Committee every three years, the general meeting and election took place in Committer Room G in the House of Lords on Friday 13th March 2020.
Requisite notices to all the members with the nomination papers for the office bearers and members of the Executive Committee were sent out on 12th February 2020.
After a lengthy discussion it was unanimously agreed that CMF should only have one Chairman rather than two Co-Chairmen.
There were three nominations received for the position of the Chairman, only one nomination was received for the position of Deputy Chairman and the post of the Treasurer. No nomination was received for the position of Secretary. This will now be filled at the next Executive Committee meeting.
Eight nominations were received for membership of the Executive Committee. Our constitution states that we can have a maximum of ten members elected on the Executive Committee with provision for additional Executive Members if required.
The only election that was held was by secret ballot was for the position of the Chairman.
There were two independent Invigilators who supervised the election of the Chairman.
In regard to the other office bearers and members of the executive, as there was no need to hold the election, their names were duly proposed, seconded and unanimously agreed.
It was also proposed, seconded and agreed that Lord Sheikh will remain as the President
The Office bearers are therefore as follows:
President – Lord Sheikh
Chairman – Faruk Miah MBE
Deputy Chairman – Hashim Bhatti
Secretary – Vacant
Treasurer – Samir Thantrey
Members of the Executive Committee –
Jeanne Marie Douglas
Dr Haq Nawaz
Dr Alam Ara Khan
Lady Shaida Sheikh
It is permissible to co-opt other persons to be members of the Executive Committee later.