In answer to Josh's query posted earlier today re. "standing from the floor".
It is a standard feature of AGMs to have a facility of being able to "stand from the floor" if a Committee/Council position is left vacant at the end of a meeting and no-one has been formally nominated in writing beforehand to fill it. It is always assumed that the person who volunteers understands what is involved and is prepared to carry out those duties. Since the decision is taken during the time of the meeting only if a position remains vacant at what would otherwise be the end of the meeting, the person volunteering would not be expected to provide an election statement at the time of offering. The fact that the offer to stand is accepted by the Chairman and that two people are prepared to propose and second the volunteer in good faith is sufficient.
There is the additional safeguard built into the Constitution, which was actually formally proposed earlier in the meeting as an amendment to 6.1: "... subject to a vote of approval by the individual membership ..." which puts into the Constitution something which was already accepted as the standard procedure.
Being able to understand how a formal AGM works is an important issue and, though it might be considered that "... they sound a right bore ...", it does help to produce sensible results rather than just having a free-for-all with no rules laid down.