May 2019 Council Elections

May 2019 Council Elections 

As a member-led association, the democratic process sits at the centre of what we do. Following a Council decision last year we are now approaching an exciting new election period. This May, a third of the seats on our Council of Representatives will be up for election simultaneously. We encourage all members to get involved either by standing for one of the positions or by voting for your chosen candidate. 

How will this work?

From the 1st of May, we will be opening nominations for 14 positions on the Council of Representatives. Yes, 14. These positions cover a wide range of membership and regional groups across our association. To nominate yourself you will need to provide a 500-word nomination statement, a picture of yourself and a telephone number for BPA internal use.  Full details on each position will be published nearer the nomination period.  

The process will see the nomination period for candidates wishing to contest the positions open in the first two weeks of May. With elections held for any position where more than one eligible candidate has been nominated, over the last two weeks of May. The successful candidates will be announced during the first week of June.  The table below summarises the positions that are coming up for election and the timescales.  

For information on the BPA's governance or the role description for a BPA Council Member.

Election Table

Membership Group

Eligibility Criteria

Electorate

Deadline for Nomination

Election closing date

Parking Structures

Corporate Member representative*

Corporate Members of the Parking Structures Group

10-May-19

31-May-19

Chair of the Scotland Regional

Corporate Member representative*

Corporate Members registered in this region/ Country

10-May-19

31-May-19

Chair of the London Regional

Corporate Member representative*

Corporate Members registered in this region/ Country

10-May-19

31-May-19

Higher Education

Corporate Member representative*

Corporate Members of the Higher Education Group

10-May-19

31-May-19

Individual Member Group

Individual Members (Associate, MBPA and Fellow only)

Individual Members (Associate, MBPA and Fellow only)

10-May-19

31-May-19

Chair of the Midlands Regional Group

Corporate Member representative*

Corporate Members registered in this region/ Country

10-May-19

31-May-19

2x Parking on Private Land Operators

Corporate Member representative*

Corporate Members of the Parking on Private Land Operators Group

10-May-19

31-May-19

Consultants

Corporate Member representative*

Corporate Members of the Consultants Group

10-May-19

31-May-19

Local Authorities

Corporate Member representative*

Corporate Members of the Local Authorities Group

10-May-19

31-May-19

Chair of the South East Regional Group

Corporate Member representative*

Corporate Member registered in this region/ Country

10-May-19

31-May-19

National Operators

Corporate Member representative*

Member of the National Operators Group

10-May-19

31-May-19

2x Directly Elected

Corporate Member representative*

Corporate Members

10-May-19

31-May-19

*Please note that BPA members who provide services related to parking on private land who are a member of or are joining another parking ATA whether or not they are also members of the BPA’s Approved Operator Scheme, may serve on the Council of Representatives and service boards but will not be eligible to hold the position of Chair of an Interest or Regional/Country Group or be a Director of the BPA.

For further information please contact elections@britishparking.co.uk