Changing the Board storm the Board of Deputies elections

16 Jul

This is a guest post by Richard Verber. Follow him on Twitter @richardverber

It’s time to celebrate.

Changing the Board has pulled off the most sensational set of election results and we’d like to say thank you to everyone who was part of it – the candidates as well as everyone who voted for us and supported us along the way.

The change agenda has been heard loudly and clearly at the Board and we will work together in the coming triennium to create a more effective, representative and, frankly, better Board of Deputies.

In just a few months, we have gone from being a disparate group of a few individuals, to a large organised movement eager to help the Board improve.

Increasing the number of young Deputies who attend plenaries is a reason alone to celebrate.

But to have our candidates win over 20% of the Division places is extraordinary. This is especially impressive given that most of us are brand-new and have relatively little profile at the Board.

The reason for our popularity? Deputies are tired of the same old ways of doing things. They want a Board that’s inspirational, that truly represents our community, that’s fit for the twenty-first century and that is relevant.

True, not everyone supports us because we are challenging the status quo. The privileged place of the few who shout the loudest is becoming less and less secure. The clock is ticking.

And in addition, to those who accused us of being whingers rather than doers, to those who would prefer that we upstarts jolly well disappear back off to wherever it is we came from, to those who have spoken out against us, please listen up.

We aren’t going anywhere. Join us.

Click here to see the list of Changing the Board winners.

Click here to see a post by Hana Birks: “My election diary”.

Please click here to see our note to editors.


4 Responses to “Changing the Board storm the Board of Deputies elections”

  1. Watchful Iris August 3, 2012 at 10:00 am #

    For the truth about the Liebler/Millis/Davis thing, click here:


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