And this year was no exception. Trying to change the voting rules at Congress was always going to be difficult, but it seems a little disappointing that proposed changes put forward today were not approved by delegates.
There were points of order, there was heckling from the floor - a lot of hot air was generated.
But that was all. The RCN is now no nearer to changing its rather incongruous congress voting arrangements.
Let’s just hope the voting maching doesn’t break again this time.