The original objective of COPOV was "The creation of a Conservative Party Constitution in which each member has one vote". In 1994 the Conservative Party did not have a Constitution. As a result of pressure from COPOV a Constitution was created in 1998, but this Constitution had a major fault line in it as it could only be changed through an electoral college.
Over the years COPOV has extended its objectives by looking at democracy in its widest sense throughout the United Kingdom and within the Conservative Party it has the following main objects:
* The Constitution of the Conservative Party to be approved or altered on the basis of one member one vote at an AGM of the Party open to all members of which two thirds voting are in favour.
* The officers of the Conservative Party (Chairman, Treasurer, Chairman of the Candidates Committee, Chairman of the Policy Forum) to be elected by the members of the Party at an AGM which will also adopt the Annual reports of the officers.
* The democratic principles of elected officers should apply at all levels (national, regional and constituency) of the Conservative Party.
* Should the Leader of the Conservative Party enter into a Coalition Agreement or Arrangement with another Party this must be endorsed at a meeting of the Parliamentary Party and at a Special General Meeting of Conservative members.
At the Annual General Meeting of COPOV held on 16th May 2015 the following were elected:
Chairman John E. Strafford
Deputy Chairmen Cllr Derek Tipp
Hon Treasurer John Page
Hon. Secretary Caroline Strafford
Management Committee Cllr Alan Glass
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