31 candidates to contest NPA elections

A total of 31 candidates will contest the NPA elections when voting begins later this month.

The window for nominations closed yesterday. The final tally saw 15 names confirmed for the battle to elect the 12 members of Producer Group for the next three-year term.

A further 16 candidates will compete for 10 places of the NPA’s Allied Industry Group (AIG).


NORTH REGION Richard Lister, Richard Longthorp, Phil Stephenson, Vicky Morgan, SOUTH-CENTRAL Tom Allen, Sally Stockings, MIDLANDS REGION David Owers, Sam Godfrey, EAST REGION Rob Mutimer, Colin Stone, Simon Guise, Steve Hart SOUTH-WEST Sophie Hope, Andrew Freemantle, Robin Bright.

ALLIED INDUSTRY CANDIDATES Simon Davies, Hugh Crabtree, Oli Bown, Peter Bryant, Paul Toplis, Craig Saunders, Lydia-Jane Harrison, Laura Hancox, Andrew Zarkos-Smith, Paul Hutton, Bob Dixon, Alistair Cross, Gemma Thwaites, Michelle Spren, Neil Spreckley, Jen Waters.

On-line polling starts on Monday January 22, 2018.

You can read all 31 election manifestos on the NPA’s dedicated election website.


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