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Vice-president and NEC casual vacancies 2020

Information about NEC casual vacancy - further education (North West)

Ballots to elect the vice president (becoming president in 2023-24), and a representative of LGBT+ members open on 28 July 2020 and close at noon on 15 September 2020.  The nomination calling notice (UCU1004) can be found below.  Attention is also drawn to the election guidance notes.

Ballot information

Ballot material will be dispatched on Tuesday 28 July. We know that this can take a few days to arrive. If any member has not received the ballot material to which they are entitled by Thursday 6 August, they should contact the union to request a duplicate ballot paper using the online form which will be made available on this web page

The majority of members will be receiving their voting papers at their home addresses, but if you have given your work address as your preferred address for receiving your voting papers, please remember to make sure that you arrange to collect your papers from work.

The scrutineer for these elections is Civica Election Services (formerly Electoral Reform Services Limited), The Election Centre, 33 Clarendon Road, London N8 0NW. Please note that the pre-paid reply envelopes provided for the return of ballot papers will show a different address; this reflects an arrangement Civica Election Services has to deal with the very large volume of post it receives. All ballot papers returned in pre-paid envelopes or to the Civica office address above will reach the scrutineer.

To be sent information in large print or other formats, or for further information about these elections, contact Kay Metcalfe  or Catherine Wilkinson.

Attention is also drawn to the election guidance notes below.

Officer and NEC casual vacancy elections 2020:election addresses

Election addresses can be seen by clicking on the name of the candidate.  Candidates' names appear in a random order drawn by the scrutineer, Civica Election Services.

vice president (becoming president in 2023-24)

Dr Justine Mercer (University of Warwick)
Dr Gareth Brown (University of Leicester)
Stephen Desmond (Southampton Solent University)
Dr Victoria Showunmi (UCL)
Marian Mayer (Bournemouth University)

representative of LGBT+ members

Peter Evans (South Thames College)
Jennie Appleyard (Leeds City College)

Relevant documents

Ballot period and guidance notes: UCU1026.html | UCU1026.rtf

Calling notice: UCU1004.html | UCU1004.rtf

nomination and election address form [195kb]
election address regulations [101kb]
election guidance notes [96kb]
election rules [256kb]



Last updated: 6 August 2020