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​BDA Principal Executive Committee elections now open

19 November 2018

Voting for the contested seats for this year's BDA Principal Executive Committee (PEC) ballot is now open

All BDA members (excluding students) are eligible to vote for the available UK-wide seat, and those living within the Northern, South West and Yorkshire and Humberside constituencies are also eligible to vote for the candidates in those seats.

We encourage you to vote now for your leaders for the next three-year term.


How do I vote?

You should have been sent a ballot form via post to the address we hold for you. If you have not received a ballot, please get in touch, quoting your BDA membership number.

Please make your choice and return your ballot  using the enclosed prepaid envelope – we must receive it before noon on 6 December 2018.

Successfully elected representatives for the PEC will take their seats from 1 January 2019.

List of candidates for the 2018 PEC election

Please read the candidate statements in the elections pack you have been sent, or find out more on our elections page:


Paul Blaylock

Kevin Caruana

Nigel Parkash

Paul Woodhouse

Northern Ireland

Peter Crooks (uncontested)

South West

Nigel Jones

Farima Merhabi

Jonathan Mynors-Wallis

Ahmad Nounu

Yorkshire and Humberside

Mick Armstrong

George Wright



UK-wide seat candidates:

Mick Armstrong
Shareena Ilyas
Edmund Bailey
Nigel Jones
Paul BlaylockFarima Merhabi
Gabrielle BrooksNigel Parkash
Janine Brooks
Smita Rajani
Sarah Canavan
Ravi Ramamurthi
Kevin Caruana
Stephen Shimberg
Bharvan Dedhia
Veenu Singla
Marion English
Paul Woodhouse


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