We had one candidate, so no need for an election.
Fergus Mason is the new Party Leader.
Watch this space to see if it’s a changing of the guard or something quite different …
The deadline for nominations is midnight on 7th December 2016.
Vapers in Power will publish the list of candidates on 8th December 2016, on this page.
People who sign up as members between Dec 8th and Dec 21st 2016 will not be eligible to vote in the election.
Voting opens at midnight on Dec 14th and closes at midnight on Dec 21st.
Members can vote by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org . If not emailing from the email they originally signed up with then they should include their membership number (if known, it’s on your membership card) or postal address, so that we can check their identity against our records.
Please note that only current members can vote, so please renew your membership if necessary via http://vapersinpower.co.uk/join
Vapers in Power is a single issue party which aims to give a voice to vapers. We don’t expect to win many votes or any seats but we do strive to effect change by raising awareness of the issues amongst vapers and legislators. Our manifesto is here. Our constitution is here.
We need a new leader. Could it be you?
Jessica, our current party leader, is no longer able to dedicate the time needed for the role of party leader. She will be continuing as Treasurer (thank goodness) but her commitments mean we need a new party leader.
What it takes:
You need to be available and sane. Maybe an hour a day, or equivalent? You need to want to make vaping more available to more people. You need to be able to sometimes pour oil on troubled waters.
Patience is a key skill – you don’t need to be an expert in herding cats, but if you can actually do that it would be AMAZEBALLS.
What we do:
We think of things to do to help vaping. Then we do them. That’s it. We are often wrong, we are ever so occasionally right. Can you think of stuff? Can you do it?
What you get:
The prestige of being the leader of the world’s first political party for vapers. A committed and supportive team backing you up 100%. OK maybe 99% lol, see “herding cats”.
What you would need to do:
- Liaise with the Electoral Commission, ensure we comply (actually a lot easier than it sounds-the EC are very helpful and do answer the phone),
- Keep an eye on what’s happening across all of the Vapers in Power actions, making sure it’s “joined up”.
- Work to ensure that Vapers in Power adheres to its core values, as outlined in the Constitution and Manifesto.
All nominations are welcome, the result will be decided by a simple, first past the post vote among members. We need you, vapers need you. Don’t hesitate.
To put yourself forward as leader please send an email to email@example.com with the subject line LEADER. The closing date for the nominations is midnight 7th December 2016. We’ll do a virtual hustings thing, then the paid-up members will decide.