President and Deputy President

Deputy President election reopened

Campaigning in the election of the RCN Deputy President has reopened following confirmation from Chair of RCN Council, Dave Dawes. Campaigning in the RCN Deputy President election was previously paused on Friday 14 August, along with campaigning in the RCN President election. For more information please read our Presidential Election FAQs

The updated election campaigning guidance provided to the Deputy President candidates is available to read here.

Voting in the Deputy President election has opened and will close on Thursday 22 October. In line with trade union law, this election is being conducted by postal ballot. If you require a replacement ballot, please contact UK Engage, the independent scrutineer, via email at rcn@uk-engage.org or call 0345 209 3770. Please ensure you provide your membership number, as this will be required in order for a new ballot to be provided.

More information on the RCN President election will be published on this page following the meeting of RCN Council on Thursday 1 October.

An online hustings event for the Deputy President election took place on Thursday 24 September at 7pm. You can scroll down and watch a video of the hustings below. NB a holding slide displays until 07:55 when the hustings event begins.

RCN Deputy President candidates

Candidate profiles can be viewed by clicking on the candidate names below. 

Tracey Budding nominated by Joselyn Kugblenu and Professor Rod Thomson FRCN.
You can contact Tracey on Twitter, on Facebook, by email, or by telephone on 07739874351.

Michelle Forde nominated by Leslie-Ann Baptiste and Aldeen Massop.
You can contact Michelle on Twitter, by email, or by telephone on 07539030642.

Mike Travis nominated by Denise Kelly and Andrea Spyropoulos.
You can contact Mike on Twitter, on Facebook, by email, or by Whatsapp on +447736417007.

For more information on the RCN Deputy President election and its timetable, please read this election procedure.

You can also download the role descriptor for RCN Deputy President.

22 October

Deputy President voting closes

Watch the Deputy President virtual hustings 

An online hustings event for the Deputy President election took place on Thursday 24 September at 7pm. You can watch a video of the hustings below. NB a holding slide displays until 07:55 when the hustings event begins.

The three election candidates have each answered members' questions which were not asked at the online hustings event. You can read those responses in this blog.