RCVS council vote an opportunity for change

16 May 2020

Stephenson, R.

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I should like to thank everyone who voted for me in the 2020 RCVS council election. Despite members having to struggle with the day-to-day difficulty of continuing to care for animals during the Covid-19 crisis, there was a record turnout for an RCVS council election.

I am humbled by the level of support shown for my candidacy and delighted to have received an incredible 3943 votes. I would like to take this opportunity to commiserate with the unsuccessful candidates.

I believe that the high turnout and the fact that two new candidates have been elected demonstrates a desire for change

I believe that the high turnout and the fact that two new candidates have been elected demonstrates a desire for change in the manner in which council has recently conducted itself – particularly that members want more openness and to be involved in decision making.

I hope that...