RCVS Council election 2020

There are 8 candidates standing in this year’s election, including 3 existing Council members eligible for re-election and 5 candidates not currently on Council. 

You may view their contact details, biographies and manifestos by clicking on the names below:

Following the changes made to the College’s governance arrangements in 2018, after a Legislative Reform Order changing the size and composition of Council was passed by Parliament, there will be only 3 elected places available for the candidates, as opposed to 6 in the years prior to the governance changes.

 

Quiz the candidates

As with previous years, we are asking members of the profession to submit a question for this year's RCVS Council candidates. Each candidate can then choose to produce a video in which they answer 2 questions submitted by the profession.

The deadline for submitting these questions is Friday, 28 February. Please note that questions that are inappropriate, offensive, misleading or libellous of individuals or organisations will not be forwarded on to any of the candidates. 

Vets should email their question to vetvote20@rcvs.org.uk or send it to the College’s Twitter account @theRCVS using the hashtag #vetvote20

 

How to vote

Voting is due to open on the week commencing 16 March when Civica Election Services (formerly Electoral Reform Services), which runs the election on our behalf, will post ballot papers to all veterinary surgeons eligible to vote, in addition to sending an email to each eligible voter with a secure link to a unique voting website.

All votes, whether postal or online, must be cast by 5pm on Friday, 24 April 2020.

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.