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)
ELECTIONS FOR DEPUTY GENERAL SECRETARY: 2015-2020
Voting in the election for the post of Deputy General Secretary closed at midday on Monday, 26 January 2015.
Kevin Courtney was the candidate with the highest number of votes, being a clear majority of the votes cast and has, therefore, been re-elected as Deputy General Secretary. Given that this total vote was above the quota, no re-distribution of second preferences was required or undertaken.
Kevin Courtney: 18,676 (61%) ELECTED
Ian Grayson: 7,178 (23%)
Patrick Murphy: 4,708 (15%)
Total of valid votes: 30,562 (10%)
Number of eligible voters: 305,529
Number of votes cast: 30,602
Invalid papers: 40
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.