Equity By-elections: South East Area councillor and Race Equality Committee

Today, Monday 7 September, nominations have opened online for two roles within Equity: the South East Area councillor position and the Race Equality Committee.

Nominations will close for both positions at noon on Thursday 1 October.

Members can access the nominations page here.

The role of South East Area Councillor

The position of the South East Area Councillor is vacant as there were no candidates for this post when the Council was elected in July 2020. A by-election is therefore being held in accordance with Rule 15.1.

Nominations opened on Monday 7 September 2020 and will close on Thursday 1 October

Candidates for the South East Area councillor position must be a member in benefit (excluding student and child members) living in the South East Area of England (excluding London) as defined by Equity (AL1-10, BH24-25, BN1-45, BR8, CB1-25, CM0-77, CO1-16, CR3 & CR6, CT1-21, DA1-4, DA9-13, EN6-11, GU1-52, GY1-10, HP1-27, IG10, IP1-33, JE2-3, KT8 & KT11-24, LU1-7, ME1-20, MK1-46, NR1-35, OX1-49, PE1-8 & PE13-19 & PE26-38, PO1-41, RG1-45, RH1-20, RM15-18, SG1-19, SL0-9, SM7, SN7, SO14-53, SP10, SS0-17, TN1-40, TW15-20, WD3-25).

All members in benefit (excluding student and child members) will be entitled to vote in this election, which will be conducted by postal ballot only.

Candidates for this position should refer to Rule 16 Powers and Duties of the Council (particularly Rule 16.4.1.1), and the documents on Duties, FAQs, Policy on Campaigning and Expenses (below).

You must be proposed by another member in benefit, who must also reside in the South East Area of England (excluding London) as defined by Equity and seconded by a different member in benefit.

Candidates can also be nominated by an Equity branch – see General Branch Rule 14, Variety Branch Rule 12 and Online Branch Rule 12.

Duties of an Equity Councillor

Council FAQs
Council Policy on Campaigning in Elections
Members Expenses Guidelines

If you have any questions about the role of the South East Area Councillor, please contact Steve Duncan-Rice on sduncan-rice@equity.org.uk.


Race Equality Councillor

Nominations for the Race Equality Committee open on Monday 7 September 2020 and will close on Thursday 1 October.

Candidates for the Race Equality Committee must be a member in benefit (excluding student and child members), self-define as Black, Asian or any other group facing barriers in the performing arts and entertainment industries and/or society more broadly due to their race or ethnicity and provide evidence of professional earnings of £500 or more in any area of the entertainment industry in the three years and six months prior to the closing date for nominations for the election of the Committee.

All members in benefit (excluding student and child members) who self-define as Black, Asian or any other group facing barriers in the performing arts and entertainment industries and/or society more broadly due to their race or ethnicity will be entitled to vote in this election, which will be conducted by electronic ballot only.

Candidates for this position should refer to the newly updated Rules & Standing Orders for the REC and the Policy on Campaigning and Expenses document (below).

You can be proposed by another member in benefit, or propose yourself, and your nomination must seconded by a different member in benefit.

Candidates can also be nominated by an Equity branch – see General Branch Rule 14, Variety Branch Rule 12 and Online Branch Rule 12.

Rules & Standing Orders for the REC
Council Policy on Campaigning in Elections
Members Expenses Guidelines

If you have any questions about the role of the Race Equality Committee, please contact Ian Manborde on imanborde@equity.org.uk.

If you have any questions about the nomination process, please email elections@equity.org.uk.