RCVS Council election 2019

The RCVS Council election for 2019 is due to launch in the week commencing Monday 25 March.

In the meantime, we can announce the names of the nine candidates standing in this year’s election, including five existing Council members eligible for re-election and four candidates not currently on Council. They are:

Following the changes made to the College’s governance arrangements last year, after a Legislative Reform Order changing the size and composition of Council was passed by Parliament, there will be only three elected places available for the candidates, as opposed to six in the years prior to the governance changes.


Quiz the candidates

In order to give the electorate a better idea of why each candidate is standing and ask them for their views on particular issues, we are again inviting members of the profession to ‘Quiz the candidates’ by putting their questions directly to the candidates.

Each candidate will be invited to choose two questions to answer from all those received, and produce a video recording of their answers. Recordings will be published on the candidate's profiles on this website and on our YouTube channel on the week the election commences.

The biographies and statements for each candidate in the RCVS Council election can be found in the list of names above.

Please note: Under the RCVS Election Scheme, as approved by the Privy Council, the RCVS Registrar shall not be required to circulate an election statement which they consider to be defamatory (or otherwise unlawful), or factually misleading and may, when the statement cannot be agreed with the candidate, either edit the election statement or decide not to circulate it.