NEU members are eligible to stand for election as officers of the Union, members of the executive or members of the annual and special conferences of the Union. 

Elections to the Executive and to the Officer body are held biennially in alternate years. Information about these elections, and any by-elections occurring when we have vacancies on the Executive, is circulated to district officers. If you wish to know more about how candidates in these elections are nominated, please contact your district.

District 11 By-election

District 11 By-election (Bracknell Forest; Isle of Wight; North East Hampshire; Portsmouth; Reading; Slough; South East Hampshire; Southampton; Surrey; West Berkshire; West Hampshire; Windsor & Maidenhead; Wokingham)

Nominations for the By-election closed on 22 April and Michelle Purdie was elected unopposed. Michelle joins Susan Kent and Helen Reeder on the Executive representing our members in District 11.   

District 1 By-election

(City of Sunderland; City of York; Co Durham; Cumbria; Darlington; Gateshead; Hartlepool; Middlesbrough; Newcastle upon Tyne; Northumberland; North Tyneside; North Yorkshire; Redcar & Cleveland; South Tyneside; Stockton)

Nominations for the By-election closed on 22 April and Sophie Houghton; Louise Moores; Angharad Morgan and Manraj Kaur Sanghera were nominated. The election will open on 13 May and close on 10 June 2024 (midday).  Please do all you can to encourage members in D1 to vote in this By-election.  Information on the nominating districts can be found here.

District 2 By-election 

The elections closed on 2 February 2024, and Debbie Kahler was elected.  Debbie will now join Louise Lewis and Helen Bellamy as the third Executive member representing members in electoral district 2. 

Officers’ Elections


The elections closed on 1 March 2024.  

Sarah Kilpatrick (Senior Vice-President), Ed Harlow (Junior Vice-President) and Louise Birch (Membership and Equalities Officer) were elected,  

Results and Scrutineers’ Report

Officers take up their post on 1 September 2024.


The nominations for the Officers’ Elections closed on 15 December 2023.  Hazel Danson was elected unopposed as Treasurer.  


National executive

The NEU Executive comprises the National Officers, 49 Geographical members, three equality constituency members and three sector seat constituency members.

Independent Scrutineer

The independent scrutineer appointed to oversee the elections is Civica (formerly ERBS).  Any queries should be sent to [email protected].

The independent scrutineer reports on all elections Reports can be requested via [email protected] or by writing to:

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


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