Voting for UNISON’s National Executive Council (NEC) has now opened.

UNISON’s NEC Election ballot opened on 17 April  and runs to the 19th May. This is the largest election within UNISON, taking place every two years, where every member takes part in electing the most senior body of activists in the union.

Please don’t waste your right to decide and cast your vote.

As a member led union every member has a vote on who they elect to represent us at a national level.

All full members who were on the union’s membership register as of 17 January 2023 , will be entitled to vote in this election. As this is a statutory ballot, governed by the law, voting can only be done by a ballot paper sent to the members’ home addresses.

Full details on NEC elections can be found on the national UNISON website:

UNISON Scottish Borders Public Services Branch has nominated the following candidates:

Scotland Region

Dawn MacDonald – Highland Healthcare – Female Seat

Davena Rankin – Glasgow Caley Uni Branch – Female Seat

Jim McFarlane – Dundee City Branch – Male Seat

Stephen Smellie – South Lan LG Branch –  General Seat

Health Service Group

Pat Heron – Northumberland Trust Branch – Female Seat

Claire Dixon – Whittington Hospital Branch – Female Seat

Gordon McKay – Lothian Health Branch – Male Seat

James Anthony – Birmingham Women’s & Children’s Hospital Branch – General Seat

Local Government Service Group

Maxine Young – South Tyneside LG Branch – Female Seat

Michelle England – Female Seat

Mark Ferguson – Renfrewshire LG Branch – Male Seat

Sean Fox – Haringey LG Branch – General Seat

Black Members

April Ashley – Southwark LG Branch – Female Seat

Manjula Kumari – Walsall General Branch – Female Seat

Omolola (AKA Lady Lola) Qyewusi – Housing Associations Branch – Reserved Seat

Hugo Pierre – Camden Branch – Male Seat

Community Service Group

Denise Thomas – Ymlaen Forward Cymru Wales Branch – Female Seat

Disabled Members

Katrina Murray – Lanarkshire Health Branch – Female Seat

Angela Hamilton – Newcastle City Branch – General Seat