Choose your Council representative

Choose your Council representative

Voting opens on Tuesday 3 April in five contested Council constituencies; Scotland, South East England, South West England, West Midlands and Yorkshire and the Humber. Visit our election pages to find out who’s standing in your area.

Our Council represents members from across the profession, giving you a voice and helping ensure our policies reflect member needs. Angela Henderson, returning Councillor for North East England, has urged members to get involved, saying: “Councillors are essential in bringing the thoughts, ideas and opinions of their local members to the attention of the AOP. Find out who your candidates are, take time to read their pledges and make the right choice for you and your area.”

Chief Executive, Henrietta Alderman, commented: “The landscape of optics is changing, and this year we’ll be tackling key issues, including education and regulation of the profession. If your constituency is being contested, please do get involved and cast your vote.”

To vote, look out for your email from our election partners Mi-Voice, first being sent on 3 April. This will contain your unique voting link and further candidate information. 

The successful candidates will join uncontested and returning geographical representatives, along with seven designated representatives, to form the AOP’s Council with results announced in May.

Voting closes on 23 April. Further details on the voting process can be found in our press release and on our election pages.