Nominations for the Equity President, Council, Appeals Committee and Conference Business Committee are now open.

Elections for President, Council, Appeals Committee and Conference Business Committee 2024

Nominations for the Equity President, Council, Appeals Committee and Conference Business Committee are now open.

Standing for Council, Appeals Committee and Conference Business Committee

If you would like to stand for election and make your voice heard, please complete the online nomination form.

Alternatively, you can download, complete and return a form to elections@equity.org.uk or by post to Elections Team, Equity, Guild House, Upper St Martin's Lane, London WC2H 9EG.

Complete the online form

Standing for President

Nominations for President cannot be submitted through the online nomination form. You will need to download, complete and return a nomination form to elections@equity.org.uk or by post to Elections Team, Equity, Guild House, Upper St Martin's Lane, London WC2H 9EG.

Download a President form

Timeline

The provisional nominations deadline is Monday 22 April 2024. Members who have started the process by this date will be offered support to complete their nominations by the final deadline.

The final nominations deadline is Friday 26 April 2024 (12 noon). All information must be complete by this time.


About the positions

The President is the most prominent member within the union. They chair the Council, conference and other meetings, and represent the union nationally and internationally.

The Council is made up of 34 members plus the President. It is the union's governing body, or national executive, and the key decision-making body within the union. It is made up of various different seats, some general and some reserved for specific parts of the union's membership.

It is elected every two years and makes crucial decisions about what the union does — for example, it oversees the contracts we agree with employers and decides on the campaigns we run. It is made up of members of Equity just like you — members who volunteer to serve their union and fellow members.

Members are also invited to stand for the Appeals Committee, which hears appeals against disciplinary penalties, and for the Conference Business Committee, which organises the business of the union’s annual conference.

If elected, your reasonable expenses for attending meetings, including the costs of caring responsibilities, will be met by Equity.

Please see the documents below for further information. You can also send any questions to elections@equity.org.uk


Further information