Council Elections 2021

Voting is now open and candidate statements are available on the Civica Election Services Limited site.

Voting is open until 5pm on Tuesday 29 June 2021.

See our Frontline article How to vote in Council elections

Our Council is elected by a postal ballot of all members held under the Single Transferable Vote (STV).

The CSP Council Elections are administered by Civica Election Services Limited. They act as independent scrutineers of the nomination and ballot process as required for Trade Union ballots, which is set out in the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 (TULRCA).


Nominations are now closed.

All candidates have submitted an online application, provided six CSP member proposers to support their nomination and an election address to demonstrate why they are the right person to represent the profession as a CSP Council member.

Candidates will now canvass support for their nomination from among the CSP membership. Candidates can reach out to a current Council member for advice and tips on doing this and read through both the guidelines on canvassing during the election and social media guidance for members.

Election (voting by post only)

The election process is now open and closes at 5pm on Tuesday 29 June 2021.

All CSP members have been sent an election pack by post. This contains the candidates' election addresses, a ballot paper and a pre-paid return envelope for casting your vote.

The candidates' election addresses are available to read on the Civica Election Services Limited site. However all votes must be cast by post.

Please note: trade unions are required by law to run postal ballots for all statutory ballots and elections at no personal cost to members. Therefore, a pre-paid envelope is included for casting your vote. Online voting cannot be facilitated.

Declaration of results

Results of the election will be announced to members on Tuesday 6 July 2021.

A message from the Chair of Council

Alex MacKenzie, Chair, clinical lead in acute physiotherapy at NHS Grampian

Tips for securing proposers and canvassing support for votes

Alex offers some tips for finding proposers and how to go about canvassing.

'I stood for Council to see through the changes to the governance structures. I was chair of the review group and was keen to see the implementation of the ideas that members had agreed.

'My highlight has been the implementation of those changes and the cultural change that went with them. Each Council member is representing the whole profession, all have gone out of their way to talk with and understand groups and members not from their sphere of physiotherapy, and we’ve been to at least one Country Board meeting.

'With the 2020 strategy, we consulted the whole membership before agreeing the final outcome. I believe this will make the CSP stronger going forward as it brings the whole profession front and centre of decisions.'

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