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Ballot Results

The results are in from the online ballot following the AGM.

Errata: when this post was initially published Motion 2C was listed as having passed. In fact, having achieved <70% of the vote, it has not been passed.

The full breakdown of the votes is available here.

Thank you to all those who stood for election, proposed or seconded an amendment, and voted in this online ballot. You are helping to shape the future of British Caving.

Here are the headlines:


PositionWinning Candidate(s)
ChairRussell Myers
SecretaryAllan Richardson
Training OfficerSteve Gray
Individual Member Reps.Nigel Atkins & Josh White


1Remove requirement for regional anchor installer trainors/assessors to be subject to approval from the Equipment & Techniques CommitteePass
2A/B/CChanges to Section 10.1 of the Constitution:
A) Be entirely removed
B) Have the first line removed
C) Be entirely re-written
All fail
3Replacement of Standing Committees with Working Groups, merging of responsibilities of Training and Equipment & Techniques, and removal of Publications & Information OfficerPass
4Adjustments to the Constitution to facilitate Online AGMs and the following Online ballotsPass
5Replacement of gendered role titles with gender-neutral alternatives throughout the ConstitutionPass
6Updates to the Equality & Diversity PolicyPass

Please direct any enquiries to the returning officer by email to: .

Ari Cooper-Davis
Returning Officer

2 replies on “Ballot Results”

Hi David,

I’m sorry that you didn’t receive a ballot.

To avoid this happening we advertised the ballot on our website, on social media, via all of the member club secretaries, and by direct email to all of the members who share their email address with us. In this notice we informed members who to contact to request a ballot if they hadn’t received one.

If you would like to trace why you didn’t receive a ballot, for example if we have the wrong email address for you, or if your club didn’t share your email address with us, then please get in touch with the returning officer at

We have worked hard to make this ballot as accessible as possible, and we are proud to have enormously increased how many of our members are represented by voting online rather than at in-person AGMs, but it sounds like in this case you slipped through the net, for which I’m very sorry.

All the best,

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