Issue date: 2nd February 2012
There are five IWA Trustees standing for election to CRT Council 2012; in alphabetical order;
If elected to Council I will
Clive Henderson - Manifesto
I have been a boater for 30 years. I am chairman of the Inland Waterways Association, and also of British Waterways Advisory Forum.
I have ensured that the boaters' viewpoint has been consistently and constantly put forward and have built relationships with key people within CRT and other user groups. Most aspects of the business and operations are familiar to me and I have enjoyed insight into the plans and aspirations for the new charity as they have evolved and have engaged with Defra and Parliament.
My key aims have been to ensure that the charity would have a sound and viable basis in terms of structure, representation and financing.
If you were to elect me I would strive to hold Trustees and Management to account to ensure that navigation is always CRT's prime purpose and that boaters' interests will be held paramount as the principal funders of the system.
Paul Roper - Manifesto
I have boated for years and been an owner for 11. I’m an IWA Trustee and Chairman of their Navigation Committee which campaigns for boaters. I have been the principal lead for IWA’s response to the government’s CRT proposals.
My primary concern, should you elect me, is to ensure that from the outset the waterways are maintained as boaters would wish.
I believe in the primacy of navigation but if difficult choices have to be made I will be pragmatic over how the money should be spent, as I had to be in my senior civil service career.
But my overriding priority will always be keeping the whole network open to boats.
I am also clear, that as the principal paying stakeholder, boaters need a strong voice on the Council and I offer my self as someone who can adopt that role on behalf of all boaters.
I'm chairman of IWA Northeast and Yorkshire and do a thousand boating miles each year across the whole connected system. More thoughts
Vaughan Welch - Manifesto
I have more than forty years boating experience, a long standing IWA Trustee specifically responsible for supporting waterway restoration, Droitwich Canals Trust Chairman and a successful hard working waterways campaigner.
With your support I hope to: -
I do hope I can count on your support.
In total there are officially 33 Leisure Boating Candidates standing for election to CRT council; other candidates
How will the voting work?
Every voter has ONE vote in the election that under the Single Transferable Vote system can be transferred to avoid wasted votes.
The ballot paper will include all candidates standing and the elector can use their vote by numbering as many of the candidates as they wish, in the elector’s order of preference (eg. by putting 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc… against the candidate names).
If your first preferred candidate already has enough votes to be elected, or cannot ever get enough, your vote will be transferred to your second preferred candidate and so on, so it is not wasted. Votes will be counted electronically.
To ensure that the election process is fair, open and transparent CRT have enlisted the help of the Electoral Reform Society, an independent organisation, to organise the election process. For more information about the ERS and the Single Transferable Vote visit www.electoral-reform.org.uk/
IWA urges every eligible voter to make use of their democratic opportunity to vote.