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LGEL is a private limited company set up by 20 resident leaseholders

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LGEL is a private limited company set up by 20 resident leaseholders in 2009 to purchase the Langford Green estate comprising 29 leasehold flats and 14 freehold properties. At a forthcoming AGM there will be resolutions requiring a vote and the election of Directors, an event that promises to be divisive. A number of proxy nominations of those individuals expected at the Meeting have been obtained by electronic means ( in the format as per Table A with or without instructions on the resolutions and elections as the case maybe. .
Questions: Can the electronic proxy voting form with wishes clearly indicated register a shareholder vote even if no proxy is named?
Does the result of a paper ballot vote at the Meeting of members attending with due counting of proxy votes conveyed by nominated members present constitute the only official result?
Are there any default rules for deciding the outcome of shareholder votes in the absence of any rule in the Articles of Association, i.e either a simple majority of votes cast or only of those attending the meeting, etc? In any case should a Board resolution before the meeting of the rule to be followed suffice for announcement at the meeting?
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Do the Articles state a quorum required for any shareholder meeting?
Unless expressly stated otherwise in the articles of association or in a shareholders agreement all voting is done on a simple majority of those attending and entitled to vote, at a meeting with a valid quorum, except where:
1. A member has successfully demanded a poll vote;
2. The matter must be decided by special resolution in accordance with the Companies Act 2006( or in the Articles).
Is this a company limited by guarantee?
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