GENERAL GUIDANCE – RULES AND PROCEDURES
NUT Elections are conducted in accordance with trade union legislation (for the statutory elections which are Senior & Junior Vice President, Treasurer, Executive members including equality constituency seats and General Secretary) and also relevant rules of the Union. It is essential that these rules are followed at all stages of elections, including the nomination stage. The election for Deputy General Secretary is conducted under the same arrangements. The elections for National Disciplinary Panel and National Appeals Committee are conducted under the relevant Union rules.
Please see the following relevant Rules below:
- APPENDIX VIII Nomination Procedures for National Elections
- Rule 13 Nominations and Elections (General)
- Rule 17 Nomination for Election of Executive Members other than Officers and those elected under Rule 19
- Rule 18 Timetable - Election of Executive Members other than the Officers
- Rule 19 Conduct of Elections Equality Sections Executive Members
- Rule 20 Conduct of Elections Officers, Executive, Examiners of Accounts
- Rule 23 Conduct of Elections Officials (General Secretary and Deputy General Secretary)
Election for Deputy General Secretary – 2015-2020
Nominations for the DGS election closed on Monday 1 December. Circular 14-028/RM.doc about the election has been despatched to associations and divisions which includes details of those nominated and their nominating associations. Click here.
Candidates’ additional election statements and further information about the election will be included in the January 2015 edition of The Teacher magazine. To see a copy of that information click here.
Ballot papers will be despatched directly to member’s home addresses on 5 January 2015. The closing date for return of ballot papers to the independent scrutineer, Electoral Reform Society is midday on Monday 26 January.
Any member not receiving a ballot paper can call the ballot hotline on 020 7380 4825 to request a duplicate. Please have your membership number to hand. The hotline is open from 12 to 22 January.
Election of National Disciplinary Panel and National Appeals Committee – 2015-2019
Nominations forms for the above elections closed on 28 November. Circular 14-027/RM.doc about the election has been despatched to associations and divisions which includes details of those nominated and their nominating associations. Click here.
Members (other than students) will be balloted for the above election. Ballot papers will be despatched directly to member’s home addresses on 13 February 2015. The closing date for return of ballot papers to the independent scrutineer Electoral Reform Services is midday on Friday 13 March.
Any member not receiving a ballot paper can call the ballot hotline on 020 7380 4825 to request a duplicate. Please have your membership number to hand. The hotline will be open for NDP/NAC ballot papers from 20 February to 6 March 2015.
Election for General Secretary – 2014-2019
Voting in the election for the post of General Secretary closed at midday on Wednesday, 25 June 2014.
Christine Blower was the candidate with the highest number of votes and has, therefore, been re-elected as General Secretary.
The report of the Independent Scrutineer can be downloaded here. Details of the result were printed in the Teacher magazine (July/August edition). A copy will be held at each regional office and the NUT Wales Office/NUT Cymru for members to inspect and the Union will also, on request, supply any member with a copy of the full report. Any such request for a copy of the Results should be sent to Christine Hurley, Resource Management Department at NUT Headquarters.
- Deputy General Secretary 2015-20
- National Disciplinary Panel and National Appeals Committee 2015-2019. Click here
RESULTS OF RECENT ELECTIONS
Results for Election for Officers of the Union: Senior & Junior Vice President, Treasurer and Examiners of Accounts 2014-2016 together with the results for the election for Executive members for District and Equality Constituency Seats are all contained in the attached results document. Click here
Results for National Disciplinary Panel, National Appeals Committee and the various Advisory Committees (for the four year term Easter 2011 - 2015) Click here