Election Time!!!

It’s finally here… The BPA Council Election season is now open!!!

The BPA, like most membership associations, is governed through member democracy. This means that every member of our Association has a voice in how we are run.

Every member is aligned to regional and sectoral groups representing the business area they operate within. From these, members can both elect representatives and stand as a representative for election to the BPA Council of Representatives.

The Council sits at the heart of our work and influences long-term strategic direction by advising the BPA Board. Each member of Council is elected for a three-year term of office and is free to stand/re-stand for election at the end of that term. As a member of Council, you have the opportunity to both shape the direction of your Association and the wider parking sector.   

There are 14 positions up for election, across a variety of membership groups; including Local Authorities, Operators, Regional Groups and an Individual member representative.

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

*Corporate member representative means an employee of a Corporate member. 

If you are interested in taking part, you have until midnight on 10th May to submit a nomination consisting of a 500-word candidate statement, a picture and a telephone number (for internal BPA use only) to elections@britishparking.co.uk. Also, please specify which position you are applying for, as candidates are limited to one nomination.

For any position where more than one eligible candidate has nominated themselves, we will hold an election. The candidate nomination statements and details of where to vote will be distributed to the electorates for that position (normally the members of that membership group are the electorates) via email, with the voting window closing on the 31st May. If there is only a single candidate, they will be elected unopposed. Successful candidates will be announced during the first week of June.

If you have any questions, please Email elections@britishparking.co.ukAnd Good Luck!!