FAQs – Executive Elections

Elections re-run results for districts 3,5 and 6 - 1 September 2021 - 31 August 2023

Voting in the above Election closed at midday on Thursday 10 June 2021.  See the full report of the Independent Scrutineer, Civica, confirming the results of the Elections.

In accordance with Union Rule 13.16.1(c), a copy of the Independent Scrutineer’s Report and Certified Election Result Sheet(s) shall be available for inspection by any member at the Union’s Headquarters and at any of the Union’s Regional Offices and the Northern Ireland and Wales Offices.

The Union will, on request, supply any member with a copy of the full report.  Any such request for a copy of the results should be sent to elections@neu.org.uk.

Elections to executive for period of office: September 2021 to August 2023

A full list of all candidates (both elected and those going forward to election), with their nominating districts/workplaces can be found here.

Voting in the above Election closed at midday on Thursday 29 April 2021.  The full report of the Independent Scrutineer, Civica, confirming the results of the election, is here.  The Union will, on request, supply any member with a copy of the full report.  Any such request for a copy of the results should be sent to elections@neu.org.uk.

Executive elections’ re-run in Districts 3, 5 and 6

An error occurred in these elections – the guarded women candidates were not included on the voting papers against the decision of the JEC Steering Group made in September 2018 that they would appear with “elected according to Rule” marked against them.   At their meeting on 8 May the Executive agreed to re-run the elections which will open on 20 May and close on 10 June.

A full list of all candidates (both elected and those going forward to election), with their nominating districts/workplaces can be found here.

Voting in the above Election closed at midday on Thursday 29 April 2021.  The full report of the Independent Scrutineer, Civica, confirming the results of the election, is here.

The Union will, on request, supply any member with a copy of the full report.  Any such request for a copy of the results should be sent to elections@neu.org.uk.

Election for deputy general secretary

The Executive has agreed the following election timetable for the first elected NEU Deputy General Secretary who will take office from January 2022 to December 2026

Election Timetable

  • 22 January 2021 - Call for nominations via the e-Bulletin
  • 4 May 2021 - Nominations open
  • 13 September 2021 - Close of Nominations (midnight)
  • 20 September 2021 - Deadline for withdrawal of Nominations/Election Statements (midnight)
  • 4 October 2021 - Elections open
  • 29 October 2021 - Elections close (midday)

Candidates must be nominated by at least fifteen Local Districts.

The support of the Local District for a candidate shall be the decision either by a ballot of all members of the Local District (other than associate or student members) or at a quorate general meeting of the Local District with at least 14 days’ notice of the General Meeting to decide on the nominations of the Local District.

Districts are currently convening meetings virtually in accordance with the Executive’s agreed protocol.

Districts can hold meetings to nominate candidates before the nominations open on 4 May 2021 but these nominations will not be processed until the nominations officially open.  Districts will receive an acknowledgement of their nominations.

Nominations shall be made on the form provided for the purpose (available appended to the full Election circular on the Officer Portal) and must reach the Returning Officer who will be the President by Monday 13 September 2021.

Eligibility for Nomination

Candidates for the posts of Deputy General Secretary shall be either:

  1. Members of a TUC affiliate union for not less than five continuous years immediately preceding the commencement of the ballot; or
  2. Officials of a TUC affiliate union.

Independent Scrutineer

The independent scrutineer appointed to oversee the elections is Civica (formerly ERBS).

Eligibility to Vote

All those, other than associate and student members, who are in membership of the Union at the date voting commences shall be entitled to vote in the election.

Information to assist districts with the nomination process is available here. Any queries should be sent to elections@neu.org.uk.

By-elections for districts 8 and 11

The closing date for receipt of nominations in the above Executive By-elections was 1 March 2021. A full list of valid nominations received by the end of 1 March 2021 for candidates are set out here.

Susan Kent was elected unopposed to the D11 seat.   

Voting in the by-election for D8 closed on 12 April and Sean McCauley was elected. See full report of the Independent Scrutineer, Civica, confirming the results of the election.

In accordance with Union Rule 13.16.1(c), a copy of the Independent Scrutineer’s Report and Certified Election Result Sheet(s) shall be available for inspection by any member at the Union’s Headquarters and at any of the Union’s Regional Offices and the Northern Ireland and Wales Offices. 

The Union will, on request, supply any member with a copy of the full report.  Any such request for a copy of the results should be sent to elections@neu.org.uk

By-elections for executive member seats for : Districts 1, 13, 14, black member and LGBT+ member – results

Term of office to 31 August 2021.  The closing date for receipt of nominations in the above Executive By-elections was 30 October 2020.  A full list of valid nominations received by the end of 30 October 2020 for candidates is available here.

Emma Parker was elected unopposed to represent District 1, Hannah O’Neill was elected unopposed to represent District 13, Abdul Choudhury was elected to represent District 14, Kacey De Groot was elected unopposed to the LGBT+ members’ Constituency Seat and Vik Chechi-Ribeiro was elected to the Black members' Constituency Seat.

See the full report of the Independent Scrutineer, Civica, here (Black Members’ Results (2020) , District 14 Results 2020). The Union will, on request, supply any member with a copy of the Independent Scrutineer’s report on the elections.  Any such request for a copy of the report should be sent to elections@neu.org.uk.

Election for officers of vice-presidents (x2): 1 September 2020 - 31 August 2024 and treasurer and membership & equalities officer: 1 September 2020 - 31 August 2022

The National Officer elections closed at midday on Monday, 2 March, 2020, with the following candidates elected:

Treasurer - Hazel Danson

Senior Vice-President - Daniel Kebede

Junior Vice-President  - Louise Atkinson

Membership and Equalities Officer - Louise Regan  (unopposed)

See the full report of the Independent Scrutineer, Civica, including the Certified Election Result Sheets for vice presidents and treasurer.

See the full list of the elected Executive (2019-2021) and Reports of the Independent Scrutineer, Civica, in relation to Executive elections are are available here and held at each regional/Wales office for members to inspect. 

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