Boards

RCN Country and Regional Board elections

Candidates

Use the links below to jump to the information about the relevant Country or Regional Board election:

Eastern
East Midlands
London
Northern
Northern Ireland
North West
Scotland
South East
South West
Wales
West Midlands
Yorkshire & the Humber

Eastern

For more information about this election please read the election procedure.

Charlotte Collings - nominated by Jennifer Bryant and Ellie Hancock

Sarah Everett - nominated by Charlotte Collings and Vivien Williams

Leah Scanlon - nominated by Samantha Byam and Jackie Gilbey

How this election will work: All three candidates will be elected unopposed. Three vacancies remain.

East Midlands

For more information about this election please read the election procedure.

Aquiline Chivinge - nominated by Maive Coley and Marva Duncan

Rubby Legbedze - nominated by Lidia Coates and Peter Mitko

David Miller - nominated by Ian Graham and Neil Thompson

How this election will work: Rubby Legbedze and David Miller will be elected for four-year terms of office, and Aquiline Chivinge will be elected for a two-year term of office. Two vacancies remain.

London

For more information about this election please read the election procedure.

Laura Duffell - nominated by Harriet Bailey and Mark Boothroyd

Joyce Inoniyegha - nominated by Jacqueline McCollin and Andrea Wilson

Folake Oladeinde - nominated by Oluwatoyin Baruwa and Opeyemi Opeloyeru

Abraham Jose Punnumpurayidom - nominated by Thomas Sam and James Sebastian

Patricia Yiggon - nominated by Cynthia Davis and Maria Ponto

How this election will work: Joyce Inoniyegha, Abraham Jose Ponnumpurayidom and Patricia Yiggon will be elected unopposed for four-year terms of office. Laura Duffell and Folake Oladeinde are both from South East London Inner. As there are no candidates from North East London Outer or South East London Outer, there will be a contest between these two candidates to determine who is elected for a four-year term of office, and who will be elected for a two-year term of office. One vacancy remains.

Northern

For more information about this election please read the election procedure.

Lynda High - nominated by Helen Lloyd and Marie Rogers

Steven Yull - nominated by Roaqah Shaher and Margaret Wardrobe

How this election will work: Both candidates will be elected unopposed for four-year terms of office. One vacancy remains.

Northern Ireland

For more information about this election please read the election procedure.

Anne Campbell - nominated by Francis Lavery and Iona McCormack

Maureen Dolan - nominated by Margaret Devlin and Denise Kelly

Eileen Dunlop - nominated by Carol Cousins and Joanne Strain

Edna Grant - nominated by Claire Cartmill and Mairead McCann

Dennis Greer - nominated by Kathryn Gault and Colleen White

Andrew Hamill - nominated by Alan Gilmour and Francis Lavery

Paul McAleer - nominated by Michael Brown and Molly Kane

Sue McBean - nominated by Denise Kelly and Ann Marie O'Neill

Conor McDowell - nominated by Amanda Dougan and Kieran McCormick

Catherine McLaughlin - nominated by Nuala Sherry and Robert Sowney

Briege Quinn - nominated by Siobhan Donald and Deirdre McNamee

Ruth Thompson - nominated by Liz Henderson and Caroline McCaughey

Andrew Tumilson - nominated by Roisin Devlin and Denise Kelly

Lynn Woolsey - nominated by Sharon McRoberts and Heather Trouton

How this election will work: An election will take place to elect nine members from the 14 candidates. The six candidates with the highest numbers of votes will be elected for four-year terms of office. The three candidates with the next highest numbers of votes will be elected for two-year terms of office.

North West

For more information about this election please read the election procedure.

Hollie Jarvis - nominated by Craig Lewis and Nina Robinson

Lauren Mawson - nominated by Ann Hollings-Tennant and Paul Jebb

Steven Wenman - nominated by Maggy Heaton and Stacie Wenman

Andrea Willimott - nominated by Paul Jebb and Lynne Wyre

How this election will work: All candidates will be elected unopposed for four-year terms of office. Four vacancies remain.

Scotland

For more information about this election please read the election procedure.

Mike Cafferty - nominated by Ruby Macaskill and Carol Welsh

Derek Clark - nominated by James Taylor and Tom Wilson

Claire Lamza - nominated by Theresa Connor and Lindsey Orr

Jackie Leith - nominated by Alistair Grant and Donald Todd

Ann MacCrimmon - nominated by Elaine Robertson and Ricky Serriff-Short

Martin MacGregor - nominated by Gavin Callander and Barbara Tucker

Dawn Marr - nominated by Stuart McKenzie and Graham Revie

Sandra Milne - nominated by Derek Clark and Lorraine McLauchlan

Hilary Nelson - nominated by Michael Brown and James Hughes

Greg Usrey - nominated by Martin MacGregor and Ruth Stephen

Brian Webster - nominated by Carike Barnardo and Caroline McCabe

How this election will work: For the East sector, Hilary Nelson will be elected unopposed for a four-year term of office as the Forth Valley seat on the Board is not held; Claire Lamza, who is a member of the Lothian branch, will be elected unopposed for a two-year term of office as the Lothian seat on the Board is already held. One vacancy remains in the East sector and will be filled as outlined below. 

Members will be asked to vote for their seven preferred members, regardless of the sector/branch of the voting member or candidate.

For the North Sector, the candidate from Tayside (Mike Cafferty, Martin Macgregor or Brian Webster) with the highest number of votes will be elected for a four-year term, and the candidate from Grampian & Orkney (Jackie Leith or Dawn Marr) with the highest number of votes will be elected for a four-year term. In addition the candidate with the next highest number of votes will be elected for a two-year term as the other areas within the Sector do not have a candidate to elect.

For the West Sector, the candidates are Derek Clark, Ann MacCrimmon, Sandra Milne and Greg Usrey. The candidate with the highest number of votes will be elected for a four-year term and the candidate with the second highest number of votes who is from a different area will also be elected for a four-year term as no area will take more than one seat in the first instance. The member with the third highest votes will be elected for a two-year term.

As one vacancy remains unfilled in the East sector, the candidate with the highest number of votes from either North or West sector, who was not elected for their own sector, will be elected to the Board for a two-year term of office.

South East

For more information about this election please read the election procedure.

Modupe Akin-Areola - nominated by Adam Cojocariu and Sikiru Yusuff

Tammy Bourgaize - nominated by Helena Avery and Hannah Belcher

Caroline Braime - nominated by Abigail Smith and Zoe Redman

Cyzel Gomes - nominated by Hamira Ghafoor and Jessica Sainsbury

Lorraine Hicking-Woodison - nominated by Lindsay Jackson and Ali Upton

Olufemi Lawal - nominated by Rebecca Khalil and Sibonile Mudiku

Celia Manson - nominated by Wayne Sleck and Maria Trewern

Adam Mapp - nominated by Julie Jones and Jayne McCreadie

Jayne McCreadie - nominated by Jeremy Benton and Debbie Bicker

Heather Mercer - nominated by Ngaire Cox and Karen Williams

Marion Russell - nominated by Wayne Sleck and Jason Warriner

Ged Swinton - nominated by Jessica Sainsbury and Denise Wills

Audrey Taylor - nominated by Tina Brown and Mariam Warsam

How this election will work: Tammy Bourgaize will be elected unopposed for a four-year term of office as the only candidate from Guernsey. There will be an election for the other six places on the Board from among the remaining twelve candidates.

South West

For more information about this election please read the election procedure.

Steve Dunne-Howells - nominated by Sue Cockerill and Rosie Lloyd

Jeanette Jones - nominated by Sarah Finneran and Lorna Hayles

How this election will work: Both candidates will be elected unopposed. Two vacancies remain.

Wales

For more information about this election please read the election procedure.

Ceri Dolan - nominated by Fiona Salter and Rhian Wright

Peter Griffiths - nominated by Sarah Morgan and Andrew Tompkinson

Euan Hails - nominated by Rhiannon Jones and Christina Overs

Catherine Jones - nominate by William Nichols and Susan Williams

Carolyn Middleton - nominated by Rhiannon Jones and Tanya Strange

Nicola Milligan - nominated by Gaynor Jones and Richard Jones

Rhys Vanstone - nominated by Jenni Cullen and Emma Williams

Steve Watson - nominated by Tina Donnelly and Noelle (Maggi) Chong-Kwan

Susan Williams - nominated by Noelle (Maggi) Chong-Kwan and Catherine Jones

Helen Williams - nominated by Ann Murphy and Sandra Watson

How this election will work: Steve Watson will be elected unopposed as he works in the independent sector and is from the Cangen Gogledd Cymru branch. The remaining candidates will be subject to an election, with those receiving the highest numbers of votes filling the remaining six vacancies, with at least one member to be elected from the Cwm Taf Morgannwg branch.

West Midlands

For more information about this election please read the election procedure.

Ed Freshwater - nominated by Phil Noyes and Stuart Young

How this election will work: The candidate will be elected unopposed for a two-year term of office. Six vacancies remain.

Yorkshire and the Humber

For more information about this election please read the election procedure.

Karen Al-Muhandis - nominated by Peter Davis and Angela McGarry

Rachel Binks - nominated by Karen Al-Muhandis and Angela McGarry

Anthony Johnson - nominated by Marius Mihai and Gemma Williams

Tracey McErlain-Burns - nominated by Anne Kennedy and David Melia

Betty Owino - nominated by Ross Chow-Seegoolam and Theophelus Nzara

Roy Tomlinson - nominated by Graham Lake and Anne Penny

Jane - Elizabeth Tooke - nominated by Susan Bayram and John Hill

How this election will work: Betty Owino, Roy Tomlinson and Jane - Elizabeth Tooke will be elected unopposed as the only members from the North Yorkshire and Humber branches. A contest will be held between the remaining candidates who are all members of the West Yorkshire branch; the two who receive the highest number of votes will be elected for four-year terms of office, the other two will be elected for two-year terms of office. One vacancy remains.

More information

Joining a Board is a rewarding way to get more involved with the RCN and will enhance your skills, expand your network and give you the chance to make a difference. 

RCN Boards are responsible for governance of the RCN at a country or regional level, ensuring that priorities set by Council are actioned, and to ensure that members' voices are heard and contribute to overall RCN strategy and planning. Board members work closely with the country or regional director to set and deliver priorities at a country or regional level. Boards meet three or four times each year. Find out more by reading the role descriptor.

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An integral part of living our commitment to equality and inclusion means that all RCN elected roles should reflect the diversity of our membership and the communities they serve. Nominations are welcomed and encouraged from everyone who meets the eligibility criteria.

You may also wish to read the RCN Boards terms of reference

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29 October Voting opens