Delaying our LPC elections

Delaying our LPC elections

July 28, 2021

Delaying LPC elections

The term of office for LPC members expires on 31st March 2022 and for the LPC to continue, elections must be held to form a new committee to take effect from 1st April 2022.


Because of the timeline indicated by the Review Steering Group (RSG) about the programme to deliver the future vision of contractor representation and support,  PSNC recently agreed to postpone PSNC elections. The current committee continues until 31st March 2023 and recommends to LPCs that they also delay elections using the same timing.

Every year LPCs are required, under the LPC constitution ( ), to hold an Annual General Meeting (AGM) where the LPC Annual Report and LPC accounts are presented to their contractors. There is also a requirement to have a contractor vote to approve the accounts.

To reduce the burden on contractors and LPCs, PSNC suggests that where possible the special meeting of contractors to amend the constitution and voting process be aligned with the AGM of the LPC.

During the pandemic, many LPCs ran the AGM and contractor voting on the accounts virtually, which the model constitution enables. As pandemic restrictions begin to lift, the LPC has considered their options for this year. We balanced the pros and cons of continuing with virtual arrangements and decided that this would still be appropriate. If you do not wish to attend the special meeting on 23rd September 2021(joining instructions to follow), please consider voting using the attached form.

Please note: For large multiples (CCA), an appointed representative has been notified of this process and will vote on your behalf with one vote being allocated per branch. Other multiples and AIMp may wish to seek direction from their head office about how best to provide the information required.
Delaying election 2021

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