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Per my last report back from FCC, for various reasons the contentious vote was retaken, I voted the other way, and it went the other way, by 6 votes to 7 this time (there were more of us attending).

So there's going to be a mini debate on the suspension of standing orders, with a maximum of six speakers with a maximum of two minutes' speaking time each. It's going to be chaired by Mary Reid, who is absolutely scrupulous about debate balance and fairness. Whatever happens, I think it's going to be interesting.

Other things that happened included boring stuff like checking everyone knew which debates they were chairing/aideing/hall aideing, people covering stuff that other people could suddenly not do (I'm going to be chairing a spokespeople Q&A session now as well as a debate), a tour of the venue so we know where all the backstage bits you guys don't get to see are, and then chair's training, which is always huge amounts of fun.

For the first time I got one with absolutely no clue as to what the problem I was going to be faced with was, and I think I did OK. SO I'm a tiny bit less nervous about debate chairing...

Now off to have breakfast, and then going to the hall for The Contentious Vote.

If you're in Bournemouth and you spot me, do say hi. My hair is bright purple this year, and today I am wearing this t-shirt.

Date: Saturday, September 16th, 2017 07:03 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] el_staplador
*sends you gin*

Date: Saturday, September 16th, 2017 07:44 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] norfolkian
I hope you have a good conference. I'm sure you'll be very busy, but if you do get any spare time the Russell-Cotes Museum in Bournemouth is wonderful! :)

Date: Saturday, September 16th, 2017 07:49 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] hollymath
Have a good day. <3

Date: Saturday, September 16th, 2017 03:13 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] andrewducker
Congrats so far - and good luck for tomorrow!

Date: Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 06:06 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] hilarita
Sorry I missed you! I saw you in the hall, but not around the corridors. Also, I'm useless at spontaneously talking to people.

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