RCN council election: a chance for members to steer the college’s future

College membership urged to take part in RCN council vote

College membership urged to take part in RCN council vote


The candidates standing for election to the RCN’s governing council have been announced.

Voting will open by postal ballot on 2 September, closing on 30 September. New council members will begin their terms in January 2020 and serve until 2023.

Member participation in the RCN poll

Outgoing council chair Sue Warner urged members to take part in the elections.

‘The candidates elected will take decisions on your behalf,’ she said.

‘They will be crucial to helping the RCN grow and develop, and will be central to strengthening our position as the true voice of nursing.’

Regional hustings for candidates and voters

Candidates in contested seats can take part in hustings on the following dates:

  • 3 September: London, Northern Ireland and South East.
  • 4 September: Northern.
  • 5 September: Scotland, West Midlands and Yorkshire and the Humber.
  • 10 September: North West.

College members have until 9 August to object to a candidate’s nomination by contacting the RCN’s returning officer for the election Jane Clarke ( or 0207 647 3599).

List of candidates


Janice Waters

East Midlands

Deirdre Sissons


Mohammad Ahmad
Jim Blair
Lee Bryans
Joan Myers
Claire Picton
Danielle Tiplady

North West

Dave Dawes
Beverley Nwosu


Lee Ranyard-Lant
Annessa Rebair

Northern Ireland

Fiona Devlin
Maureen Dolan
Ann Marie O'Neill
Kirsten Ross


Kathleen Bree
Geoff Earl
Margaux Lobban

South East

Jeremy Benton
Heather Mercer

South West

Geoffrey Walker


Richard Jones
Anne Stevenson

West Midlands

Mark Butler
Rod Thomson

Yorkshire and the Humber

Catherine Best
Carol Popplestone
Jane-Elizabeth Tooke

Nursing support worker

Evan Keir

(Sole candidates elected unopposed)



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