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Council Elections 2019

Voting now open

Voting papers have been sent in the post and should be returned as soon as possible. Because this is a statutory election you can only vote by postal ballot (not electronically). You have until 30 September to choose who will represent you on RCN Council for the next four years. 

If you have misplaced your ballot paper ERS can send you a replacement. Either email or call them on 020 8889 9203 and quote your RCN membership number and provide your mailing address.

Incorrect ballot papers

ERS have advised us that although most members in London and Yorkshire & the Humber received the correct ballot paper, a small number of members in these regions received ballot papers for the wrong constituencies. ERS have posted replacement ballot papers first class, with first class return envelopes, to all those members who may have been affected by this error.


In cases where there is only one candidate for a seat they have been elected unopposed.

Use the links below to watch hustings events or to find out more about the candidates.


Janice Waters

East Midlands

Deirdre Sissons


Watch the hustings

Mohammad Ahmad
Jim Blair
Lee Bryans
Dr Joan Myers OBE
Claire Picton
Danielle Tiplady

North West

Dave Dawes
Beverley Nwosu 

Beverley Nwosu has withdrawn from the election and so Dave Dawes will be duly elected.


Watch the hustings

Lee Ranyard-Lant
Dr Annessa Rebair

Northern Ireland

Watch the hustings

Fiona Devlin
Maureen Dolan
Ann Marie O'Neill
Kirsten Ross


Watch the hustings

Kathleen Bree
Geoff Earl
Margaux Lobban

South East

Watch the hustings

Jeremy Benton
Dr Heather Mercer

South West

Geoffrey Walker


Watch the hustings

Richard Jones MBE
Anne Stevenson

West Midlands

Watch the hustings

Mark Butler
Professor Rod Thomson FRCN

Yorkshire & the Humber

Watch the hustings

Catherine Best
Carol Popplestone
Jane - Elizabeth Tooke

Nursing Support Worker

Evan Keir

30 September Voting ends

Find out more

There is an RCN Council member role descriptor which you may find helpful to understand the qualities we are looking for in Council members.

Candidates must declare that they meet the criteria in the RCN's Regulation on Fit and Proper Persons which includes a commitment to uphold the Nolan Seven Principles of Public Life.

For full information on the election and its timeline, please read the election procedure.

If you have any further queries please contact RCN Governance on or 020 7647 3644.