The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersAnnouncement of outcome of recent recruitment of Election Steering Group Chair 

Following a decision by John Dolan to stand down as Chair of the Trust’s Election Steering Group (ESG), the Dons Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of two new volunteers to the ESG. 

Alex Folkes will chair the ESG and is hugely qualified to do so, as he spends his life commenting on the conduct of elections around the world. Alex will be a familiar face to many Dons fans, having spent many years as a matchday photographer for..

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersVACANCY: Election Steering Group Chair

Elections to the Dons Trust Board are organised and run by an Election Steering Group. Since 2014 this group has been led by John Dolan. John has regrettably decided to stand down due to increasing pressures in his day job.

John has been involved in the running of elections since 2004 and the board wishes to extend its thanks to John for the valuable role he has performed during this time. John has kindly agreed to provide on-going support to..

The Dons Trust logoDons Trust Board 2019 Elections Results

The counting of the votes cast in the 2019 election for the Dons Trust Board has taken place. The number of votes cast for each candidate is as follows:

Graham Stacey    493

Tim Hillyer           547

Mark Davis           670

Dennis Lowndes  455

Edward Leek        590

Jane Lonsdale      736

Mark Sturges       306

Anne Williams    470

The two-year terms of five Dons Trust Board members end..

9yrs Podcast 2019 election interviews graphicLive election interviews this Sunday

Tune in to the 9yrs Podcast’s YouTube channel this Sunday (3 November) for their live interviews with this year’s board election candidates.

The morning running order will be:

10.25   Introduction

10.30   Tim Hillyer

11.00   Mark Sturges

11.30   Jane Lonsdale

12.00   Dennis Lowndes

After a break for lunch, the interviews will pick up again:

14.00   Edward Leek

14.30   Mark Davis

15.00   Anne Williams

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The Dons Trust logoThe Trust Webjam – election section open!

This year’s Dons Trust Webjam election section is now open! To access it, log in and click on the ‘2019 Elections’ tab at the top of the homepage.

There you’ll find all the candidates’ mini manifestos. You can also download their full manifestos.

You can ask questions directly to candidates – every candidate has a post called ‘Ask me anything’ and you can post your comment or question for them there.

Alternatively, to ask a question for all candidates..

The Dons Trust logoElection candidate statements released

The candidate statements for the Dons Trust Board election 2019 have now been sent to members but you can also read the candidate statements online.

Ballot papers will be sent out to members on or about Sunday 3 November.

The order in which the candidates appear on the ballot was drawn by Neil Springate of The Fulham Supporters Trust, our independent observer. The statements are in the reverse order.

Please note that there are five vacancies and that you can vote..

The Dons Trust logo2019 election candidates announced

With five places on the Dons Trust board up for grabs this year, we have received eight nominations for election. In random order, they are:

Edward Leek Dennis Lowndes Mark Davis Mark Sturges Tim Hillyer Graham Stacey Jane Lonsdale Anne Williams

Their mini-manifestos will be published in the Portsmouth matchday programme (on Saturday 19 October).

Their full manifestos will be sent to members. Voting won’t open until early November, so don’t worry about not receiving voting instructions at the same..

Elections AheadUpdate on Dons Trust Elections 2019

This is to confirm that, subject to candidate and proposer verification of eligibility, there will be a contested election for 2019.

Once the verification process has been completed, the names of the candidates will be announced.

Dons Trust members will be aware that, this year, the Trust is trialling an electronic nomination system. For personal data reasons, the verification process will take somewhat longer than in previous years, but an announcement is expected later in the week.

A graphic showing a stylised calendarDiary date – 9yrs Podcast election interviews

Following the success of the live video interviews during last year’s Dons Trust Board election, the Election Steering Group expect to endorse a similar event this year.

Trust members considering standing in this year’s Trust board election may wish to note that the proposed date is Sunday 3 November.