Press Release - Trustee Election Report - 29-09-2017

Press Release:

Official Scrutineer’s Report – PCGB Trustee Elections 2017

After welcoming the new and re-standing Trustees, the PCGB is delighted to share the detailed results of its recent election with its members and other interested parties.

Two hundred and eight votes were returned to the Official Scrutineer from 1,030 PCGB members that were eligible to vote; only paid-up PCGB members are eligible to vote and family membership provides a single vote. One slip was spoilt, resulting in two hundred and seven votes being counted – twenty percent of the eligible membership. 

Nine slips (less than one percent of eligible members) were reported to the General Secretary as being lost in the post (which is in the hands of Royal Mail and therefore beyond the control of PCGB).  Additional voting slips were provided to these members, who were in two specific geographic areas.     

The list below identifies the candidates in order of the votes received for each and the report below was collated, prepared and signed by the Honorary Scrutineer (who is impartial and independent to the PCGB) on 23rd September 2017 – and thereafter received by the PCGB General Secretary on 25th September 2017. 

The PCGB is pleased to announce the following results:  

Candidate’s Name

Number of valid Votes

Placing

Number of Years Offered

Paul Kerfoot*

142

1

4

Andrew Marment*

131

2

4

Jim Young*

122

3

4

Jon Grubb

104

4

4

Martin Anderson

101

5

1

Ewan Jones

87

6

-

Paco Delgado

71

7

-

Marcus Walker

67

8

-

John Wightman

57

9

-

*Denotes Re-standing candidates

NB: Following the initial announcement of the results to candidates and the General Secretary’s receipt of the report, a single candidate (who was unsuccessful in the election) independently and without knowledge (and permission or instruction) from the PCGB Board of Trustees or General Secretary, identified and contacted the Honorary Scrutineer on more than one occasion through various channels and has therefore jeopardised the Scrutineer’s future impartiality.  PCGB is looking into this matter of great importance and urges its members to respect the impartiality of its Scrutineers now and in future.    

For further information contact the PCGB General Secretary – details below.