Who’s standing in the RCN council elections in your region?

Outgoing council chair urges members to ensure their voice is heard as voting opens

Outgoing council chair urges members to ensure their voice is heard as voting opens

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Voting for RCN council elections is open across the UK.

The council has 17 members, including one each from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and one each from nine regions in England. They are elected by members in their country or region.

Candidates are standing for election in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, as well as the regions London, Northern, South East, West Midlands, and Yorkshire and the Humber.

Outgoing chair of RCN council Sue Warner
Sue Warner, the outgoing chair of
RCN council  Picture: John Houlihan

Candidates already elected in some regions

The Eastern, East Midlands, North West and South West regions, as well as nursing support workers, each only had one eligible nomination, meaning candidates for these positions have been elected unopposed.

Voting is via postal ballot and will run until 30 September.

‘Hugely important time for the college’

Outgoing RCN council chair Sue Warner said: ‘This is a hugely important time, not just for the college, but for nursing in general. The successful candidates will play a crucial role in strengthening our position at this pivotal time.

‘I urge all of those who are eligible to vote to use this opportunity to vote for candidates to represent your views and ensure your voice is heard.’

The full list of candidates is available on the RCN website.

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