Presidential Election – Q&As updated, voting to open 11 December

We've just completed our final set of updates to the online Q&As - so voters you can see the candidates' thoughts on all the issues which matter to our membership.

Our three candidates – Professor Kam Bhui, Dr Adrian James and Professor Pamela Taylor – have answered 15 of your questions in total so the Q&A gives a really good idea of their thoughts on key issues.

In the update you can find out what the candidates plans are to address workforce shortages, and how they plan to raise awareness about the societal issues which increase the burden on mental health.

Making your choice

Here are all the ways you can find out what the candidates’ visons are for the College and how they stand on issues that matter to you:

  • Meet the candidates – Each candidate has written a 500-word election statement. They have also recorded a three-minute video, explaining why they would like you to vote for them.
  • Watch the video of our first-ever hustings event – Candidates gave opening and closing speeches and answered questions from members in the room and those submitted in advance.
  • Read their answers to the Online Q&A – During November candidates have been answering questions put to them from members on issues such as pensions, the climate crisis, responding to negative press and much more.

How to vote

All College members, Fellows and specialist Associates will be eligible to vote in the Presidential election and will be contacted via email by the Electoral Reform Services (ERS) in December about casting their vote.

You will be able to vote for your chosen candidate between 11 December and 8 January. The winner of the election will be announced on 9 January.

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