Statement on Equity Elections

A statement by Equity General Secretary Christine Payne on the upcoming Equity elections:

In the past week we have had discussions with the union’s Scrutineer and with the union’s Solicitor and also with the Certification Officer and it is clear that the election of the General Secretary and the President, Council, Standing Orders and Appeals committees will need to be delayed.

However under the Rules of the Union the election of the Council will need to be held before the end of July.

In light of this advice, and in discussion with the officers and senior management team, I have revised the timetable for these elections.​

GENERAL SECRETARY ELECTION:

There are two candidates for General Secretary.

The candidates are:

SIMON CURTIS - Nominated by 40 members in benefit
PAUL FLEMING - Nominated by the Equity Council and 40 members in benefit

The ballot will take place over 5 weeks as follows:
Ballots open: Monday 1st June
Ballots close: Wednesday 8th July
Scrutineer's report: Friday 10th July

COUNCIL, PRESIDENT, APPEALS AND STANDING ORDERS COMMITTEES:

The ballot will take place over 5 weeks as follows:
Nominations close: Wednesday 29th April (no change)
Ballots open: Monday 15th June
Ballots close: Wednesday 22nd July
Scrutineer's report: Friday 24th July 

HUSTINGS:
If any branch wishes to arrange on-line hustings involving candidates for any of these elections they should contact Stephen Spence for advice: sspence@equity.org.uk

Keep well and keep safe.

Very best wishes

Christine Payne

GENERAL SECRETARY, Equity