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Companies Act 2006

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285Votes: specific requirements

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(1)Where a member entitled to vote on a resolution has appointed one proxy only, and the company’s articles provide that the proxy has fewer votes in a vote on a resolution on a show of hands taken at a meeting than the member would have if he were present in person—

(a)the provision about how many votes the proxy has on a show of hands is void, and

(b)the proxy has the same number of votes on a show of hands as the member who appointed him would have if he were present at the meeting.

(2)Where a member entitled to vote on a resolution has appointed more than one proxy, subsection (1) applies as if the references to the proxy were references to the proxies taken together.

(3)In relation to a resolution required or authorised by an enactment, if a private company’s articles provide that a member has a different number of votes in relation to a resolution when it is passed as a written resolution and when it is passed on a poll taken at a meeting—

(a)the provision about how many votes a member has in relation to the resolution passed on a poll is void, and

(b)a member has the same number of votes in relation to the resolution when it is passed on a poll as he has when it is passed as a written resolution.

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