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Current elections 

By-Election For Executive Member In District 7:

24 November 2022 - 31 August 2023

Nominations for the above By-election opens on 1 September 2022.  The timetable for the vacancy in District 7 is as follows:

  • 1 September 2022 - Nominations open (Districts can make nominations at meetings this term if the

requisite 14 days’ notice is provided)

  • 21 October 2022  - Close of Nominations (midnight)/Deadline of Election Statements
  • 28 October 2022 - Deadline for withdrawal of nominations
  •   3 November 2022 - Election opens
  • 24 November 2022  - Election closes (midday)

Election for District 14 (guarded woman seat) By-Election: 2022 – 31 August 2023

The closing date for receipt of nominations in the above District 14 By-election was 20 May 2022.  The consent of any candidate to seek election may be withdrawn up to seven days following the close of nominations which was 27 May 2022.

A full list of valid nominations received by the end of 20 May 2022 for candidates listed below are set out here 22-010_GSO - D14 By-Election Nomination Results.docx (sharepoint.com)

  • Fay Allen
  • Carly Slingsby

The timetable to elect to the one (guarded seat) vacancy in District 14 will be as follows:

  • 13 June 2022 - Election opens
  • 4 July 2022  - Election closes (midday)

Election for District 12 (guarded woman seat) By-Election: 2022 – 31 August 2023

With the resignation of Fiona Lavelle-Sullivan, a By-election will be held to fill the vacancy.  Nominations will be for one of the two guarded women seats.  The timetable agreed is as follows:

  • 13 May 2022  - Nominations open
  • 15 July 2022  - Close of Nominations/ Election Statements (midnight)
  • 22 July 2022 - Deadline for withdrawal of Nominations
  • 1 September 2022 - Election opens
  • 30 September 2022 - Election closes (midday)

Election for District 14 (guarded woman seat) By-Election: 2022 – 31 August 2023

Nominations for the above By-Election opened on 11 March 2022.  The timetable to elect to the one (guarded seat) vacancy in District 14 will be as follows:

  • 11 March 2022 - Nominations open
  • 20 May 2022  - Close of Nominations (midnight)
  • 27 May 2022 - Deadline for withdrawal of nominations/election Statements
  • 13 June 2022 - Election opens
  •  4 July 2022  - Election closes (midday)

Completed elections

By-Election For A Woman Member - District 8:

1 September - 31 August 2023

The closing date for receipt of nominations in the above District 8 By-election was 27 May 2022.  Leigh Seedhouse was elected unopposed and will take office on 1 September.   

By-Election In District 10 – Two Vacancies (One Guarded Woman’s Seat)

1 September - 31 August 2023  

The closing date for receipt of nominations in the above District 10 By-election was 27 May 2022.  Holly Williams was elected unopposed to the guarded woman’s seat and Christopher Lilley was elected unopposed to the second vacant seat. Holly Williams takes office with immediate effect and Christopher Lilley will join the Executive on 1 September.   

Election for District 6 By-Election (x2) (1 x guarded woman seat): 2022 – 31 August 2023

The elections closed on 1 April and David Mingay was duly elected.  Shelagh Kavanagh was elected unopposed. The full report of the independent scrutineer is here.

Election for deputy general secretary 

The election for the Deputy General Secretary closed at midday on 29 October 2021 and Niamh Sweeney was duly elected.  The full report of the Independent Scrutineer, Civica, is available hereA breakdown of the results is available here.

Vice president (x2): 1 September 2022 - 31 August 2026 and treasurer and membership & equalities officer - 1 September 2022 - 31 August 2024

The National Officer elections closed at midday on Tuesday, 1 March and the following candidates were elected:

Emma Rose                          Senior Vice-President
Phil Clarke                             Junior Vice-President
Louise Regan                       Membership and Equalities Officer
Hazel Danson was elected unopposed as National Treasurer.

The Report of the Independent Scrutineer, Civica, is available here.

Breakdowns of the results: Vice President  | Membership and Equalities Officer

Election for District 11 By-Election: 12 January 2022 – 31 August 2023

The election for the above by-election closed at midday Wednesday 12 January 2022 and Helen Reeder was duly elected.  The full report from the Independent Scrutineer can be found at: 22-001_GSO - D11 By-Election Results.docx (sharepoint.com).

Independent Scrutineer

The independent scrutineer appointed to oversee the elections is Civica (formerly ERBS).  Any queries should be sent to elections@neu.org.uk.

The independent scrutineer reports on all elections Reports can be requested via elections@neu.org.uk or by writing to:

Jayne Phillips
Assistant General Secretary
Business Services 
NEU
Hamilton House
Mabledon Place
London
WC1H 9BD