|Chapter III - The National Committee|
The National Committee shall be the highest policy making and administrative body of the Liberal Party. It shall have the authority to determine or to change policy and to take whatever administrative decisions it deems necessary for the successful functioning of the party.
A meeting of the National Committee may be summoned by the Leader, the President, the Secretary General or by the requisition of four members of the National Committee.
The National Committee shall be required to approve the setting up of branches of the Liberal Party and shall have to confer approval on all Provincial Committees or local Committees that may be elected. The National Committee may also set up Liberal Movements for particular interest groups, which shall be formally affiliated to the Party. The Constitution of any such Movement should be formally approved by the Party and should include provision for a member of the Party’s National Committee to serve on the Executive Committee of the Movement.
The National Committee may appoint such special committees for the detailed analysis of policy or administration, as it thinks fit.
All officers and unofficial members of the National Committee shall be elected by the membership at the Annual Congress of the Liberal Party and shall hold office until the next Annual Congress, save that the Leader shall be elected by the National Committee, by the Alternative Vote (AV) method, at the meeting of the Committee immediately following an Annual Congress. Any member of the National Committee may be proposed for the position of Leader. If any member of the party not on the committee be proposed, the consent of such a member should be obtained in writing beforehand.