From GA Uni-News email 2nd April 2019
GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF UNITARIAN AND FREE CHRISTIAN CHURCHES ELECTION TO THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (EC) 2019
Result of ballot:
MARION BAKER (Upper Chapel Sheffield) 933 ELECTED
REV JIM CORRIGALL (Golders Green Unitarians) 808 ELECTED
HILDA DUMPLETON (South East Wales District Unitarians) 876 ELECTED
ROBERT INCE (Fulwood Old Chapel Sheffield) 737 ELECTED
SUSAN LOUDON (Chowbent Chapel Atherton) 709
REV DR ROB WHITEMAN (Dundee Unitarian Church) 759 ELECTED
Spoilt ballot papers – 3
Total ballot papers received – 1182 (39%)
Total ballot papers dispatched – 3035
Ballot papers were sent to Congregations for distribution to their members. Ballot papers were sent directly to individual members. Associate members were required to request a ballot paper, and to return it with a declaration to confirm it was the only ballot paper they returned in this election. 19 Associate members requested a ballot paper.
I am satisfied that there are no reasonable grounds for believing that there was any contravention of a requirement imposed by or under any enactment in relation to the ballot.
I am satisfied that the arrangements made with respect to the production, storage, distribution, return or other handling of the voting papers used in the ballot, and the arrangements for the counting of the votes, included all such security arrangements as were reasonably practicable for the purpose of minimising the risk that any unfairness or malpractice might occur.
I am satisfied that I have been able to carry out the functions conferred on me without any interference from the General Assembly or any of its members, officials or employees.
Anne Hock, Independent Scrutineer
1st April 2019