Notification of executive by-election for support executive seat: from 2 December 2019 - 31 August 2021 

Following the resignation of Graham Easterlow, a vacancy now exists on the Executive in the Support Staff Executive seat.  At their meeting on 13 July 2019, the Executive agreed the following timetable to fill the vacancy:

Election Timetable

  • 19 July 2019             -           Call for nominations via the e-Bulletin
  • 31 October 2019        -           Close of Nominations
  •  7 November 2019     -           Deadline for withdrawal of Nominations/
  •                                                 Election Statements
  • 11 November 2019    -           Elections open
  •   2 December 2019    -           Elections close

Nomination forms for the election, together with plenty of information to assist districts in the nomination process, are included in this circular.

Notification of executive by-election for support staff executive seat:  from 2 December 2019 – 31 August 2021

Following the resignation of Graham Easterlow, a vacancy now exists on the Executive in the Support Staff Executive seat.  At their meeting on 13 July 2019, the Executive agreed the following timetable to fill the vacancy:

Election Timetable

  • 19 July 2019 – Call for nominations via the e-Bulletin
  • 31 October 2019 – Close of Nominations
  • 7 November 2019 – Deadline for withdrawal of Nominations/Election Statements
  • 11 November 2019 – Elections open
  • 2 December 2019 – Elections close

Nomination forms for the election, together with plenty of information to assist districts in the nomination process, are available from officers' resources - this is available to NEU officers only. 

Elections for National Disciplinary Committee and National Appeals Committee - Districts 5, 9 and 17 From 1 January 2019 to 31 August 2023

Following the Elections held in 2018 for the NAC/NDC, we have three vacancies remaining.  At their meeting on 6 June 2019, the Executive agreed the following timetable to fill these vacancies:

Election Timetable

  • 7 June 2019 – Call for nominations via the e-Bulletin
  • 30 June 2019 – Nominations close
  • 5 July 2019 – Deadline for withdrawals/submission of election material
  • 8 July 2019 – Elections open
  • 19 July 2019 – Elections close

Nomination forms for the elections, together with plenty of information to assist constituent districts in the nomination process, are available here  

These Committees are an important part of the Union’s democratic structure and we encourage officers in the electoral districts 5, 9 and 17 to do all they can to encourage nominees for these vacancies. If you have any queries, please contact Rachel Baxter (rachel.baxter@neu.org.uk).

Election of Officers - Treasurer and Membership & Equality Officer - Results

For the period 1 January 2019 – 31 August 2020

The treasurer of the union plays a vital role in relation to the best use of the NEU resources, including your subscriptions and is responsible to the executive and Conference for the overall administration of the union’s finances. The membership and equality officer has an overview of and contributes to the unions recruitment and equalities strategies. 

Seat Winning Candidate
Treasurer Danson, Hazel
Membership & Equalities Regan, Louise

Read the full Scrutineer Report by Electoral Reform Ballot Services, together with the breakdown of vote transfers for theTreasurer and Membership and Equalities posts.

Election of National Appeals Committee and National Disciplinary Committee
For the period 1 January 2019 – 31 August 2023

The role of the National Disciplinary and National Appeals Committee is to hear any cases of discipline of members of the union and hear any appeals arising from any decisions of a disciplinary committee.

Members in each of the seventeen Executive Districts of the NEU will elect a member to form the panel of seventeen members who are eligible to serve on the National Disciplinary or National Appeals Committee (it is not possible to serve on or be nominated for both).

The districts not listed below have returned candidates unopposed. Voting in the elections for National Disciplinary and National Appeals Committee closed at midday Wednesday, 11 July 2018. Read the full Scrutineer Report and a list of elected members.

Seat Winning Candidate
District 3 Gibbon, Chris
District 7 Room, David
District 9 Sackwild, Murray
District 10 Chapman, Bridget
District 12 Leary, Mick
District 13 Young, Neil
District 16 Hunte, Lorraine

There are no results shown for District 4 as the election in that district has been declared null and void – details of the re-running of this election will follow. 

Any member may request a copy of the reports by writing to Rachel Curley – Assistant General Secretary – Business Services at the NEU, Hamilton House address


Election of Electoral Districts

Electoral District Winning candidates
District 1 Anne Swift
Paul Welch
Paramjeet Bhogal
Louise Atkinson
District 2 Simon Murch
Sally Kincaid
Patrick Murphy
Allison Barnes
District 3 Robert Illingworth
Sheena Wheatley
Wendy Hardy
Simon Clarkson
District 4 Debs Gwynn
Peter Glover 
Ian Watkinson
Brenda Hayes 
District 5 Nick Wigmore
Dawn Taylor
Karen Parkin
Ian Windeatt
District 6 Gawain Little
Niamh Sweeney
Adam Van Asch
Vacancy – woman member
District 7 Christopher Denson
Lucy Phillpot
Nicky Downes
Beatrice Harvey
District 8 Sarah Carter
Emma Mort
Katie Harrison
Chris Dutton

District 9 (uncontested) 

Heather McKenzie
Jerry Glazier
Murray Sackwild
Phillipa Kearns
District 10 Ann Seuret
Phil Clarke
Warren Chambers
Julie Huckstep
District 11 Dominic Coughlin
Karen Williams
Tamsin Honeybourne
Karam Bales
District 12 Corinne Lamoureux
Jonathan Reddiford
Robin Head
Julia Neal
District 13 Mairead Canavan
Neil Foden
Lesley Tipping
District 14 Alex Kenny
Jessica Edwards
Kirstie Paton
Richard Griffiths
District 15 (uncontested)  Debra Beale
Stefan Simms
Andrea Croce
Hank Roberts
District 16 (uncontested)  Dominic Byrne
Philipa Harvey
Katie Lindenberg
Major Sundhu
District 17 (uncontested)  Gordon White

Election of Three Equality Seats and Three Sector Seats

Seat Elected
Equality Seat – Disabled Member Colleen Johnson
Equality Seat – LGBT Member Annette Pryce
Equality Seat - Black Member (Uncontested) Daniel Kebede
Sector Seat – Post-16 Establishment Jean Evanson
Sector Seat – Independent Schools Helen Porter
Sector Seat - Support Staff vacant

Executive Dates for 2019

Saturday 12 January
Thursday 28 February
Saturday 6 April
Thursday 6 June
Saturday 13 July
Thursday 19 September
Saturday 19 October
Thursday 5 December