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RCVS Council election results

8 May 2007

The results of this year's RCVS Council elections have been announced today (8 May 2007) and all three serving Officers to stand have been re-elected - President Professor Sheila Crispin, Junior Vice-President Bob Moore and Senior Vice-President Lynne Hill.

The remaining three Council seats will be filled with one new face, Beverley Cottrell, and two re-elected Candidates: Roger Eddy, who currently sits on Council, and Mark Elliott, previously a Council member from 2001-2005.

All six will serve four-year terms and will formally take their Council places at RCVS Day on 6 July 2007.

Beverley Cottrell

Sheila Crispin

Roger Eddy

Mark Elliott

Lynne Hill

Robert Moore

In total, 3,757 ballot papers were returned - up by over 4% on last year's figure of 3,598. The votes represented a turn-out of 18%, up slightly on last year's 17.5%.

Electronic voting was trialled for the first time this year, and 22% of votes were made in this way.

"The increased number of votes was encouraging and was perhaps influenced by the greater range of voting options on offer to members this year," comments Jane Hern, Registrar.

"The activities of RCVS Council affect the future of the whole of the veterinary profession and voting is an important way of getting involved. I hope that members will continue to engage with us at our regular meetings, as part of consultation exercises and by contacting Council members, who are always ready to hear the views of their colleagues," she adds.

Download the detailed election results (PDF 69Kb)


For more information, please contact:

Lizzie Lockett (020 7202 0725)
Communications Department
Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons


The RCVS is the regulatory body for veterinary surgeons in the UK and deals with issues of professional misconduct, maintaining the register of veterinary surgeons eligible to practise in the UK and assuring standards of veterinary education. It also has a 'Royal College' role, which means that it is responsible for post-graduate educational and veterinary nursing qualifications.

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