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VN Council election 2021

There are 14 candidates standing in this year’s election, none of whom are currently members of VN Council.

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

How to vote

Due to the coronavirus pandemic and the issues that it has caused regarding disruption to the postal service, the RCVS has gained permission from the Privy Council to temporarily amend its Election Scheme to allow voting to take place entirely online this year. This means that physical ballot papers will not be distributed to veterinary nurses eligible to vote this year.

The small minority of veterinary nurses for whom we do not hold an email address will receive a letter with instructions on how to vote online, in addition to their unique code for the voting website. 

Voting is due to open on the week commencing 15 March when Civica Election Services (formerly Electoral Reform Services), which runs the election on our behalf, will send emails to all veterinary nurses eligible to vote with a secure link to a unique voting website. Due to the fact that Sue Howarth RVN was automatically re-elected to one of the available places on VN Council, as the only candidate who submitted her candidacy before the original deadline of 31 January 2021, voters will only be able to cast one vote this year for the single remaining place. 

All votes must be cast by 5pm on Friday, 23 April 2021.

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.