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LTB 175/24 – Election of National Representative Positions 2024 – Standing Orders Committee

No.    175/24 

23rd May 2024



Dear Colleague,

Election of National Representative Positions – 2024

  • Postal Standing Orders Committee

  • Telecoms & Financial Services

  • Standing Orders Committee


The NEC has agreed the election arrangements for the National positions listed above.  Accordingly please find attached the relevant election regulations, appendices and nomination forms.

In accordance with the CWU policy of improving proportionality at all levels of the union branches will wish to note that Women and BAME quotas have now been included in the composition of the Standing Orders Committee positions.


Although Branches can nominate as many candidates as they wish, candidates must have the nomination of their own Brsnch.

Nominations must have been approved by a properly constituted Branch meeting.

Dispatch and Return of Nomination Forms to CWU HQ

Nomination forms will be sent to branches electronically (attached to this LTB) and the details of the specific dedicated election email address where branches should return completed nomination forms is  included on the nomination form.

Nomination Forms will need to be returned by the advertised closing date to be included in the list of candidates.

Dispatch and Return of Voting Papers

The respective constituency based voting papers will be sent by email direct to branches at the email address which we hold on file.  Branches should return the completed voting papers by email to the advertised CWU election email address. 

Notification will be sent to branches confirming receipt of the voting paper, however it will the responsibility of the branch to ensure that voting papers are returned to the correct email address.

To be included in the ballot voting papers will need to have been returned by the advertised closing date and time. 

Election Timetable and Term of Office

The election timetable for the above will be as follows:


Nominations Open:                 3 June 2024

Nominations Close:                 24 June 2024 (14:00)

Ballot opens:                              2 July 2024

Ballot closes:                              23 July 2024 (14:00)


Any enquiries regarding this Letter to Branches should be addressed to the Senior Deputy General Secretary’s Department on telephone number 020 8971 7237, or email address


Yours sincerely,

Tony Kearns

Senior Deputy General Secretary

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