Your chance to help set the direction of your club.
The Dons Trust Board (DTB) runs the Trust and is elected by the Trust’s members on a one member, one vote basis.
Elections to the board take place every year, with half the positions on the board up for election each time.
The results of each election are announced at that year’s Dons Trust annual general meeting, held in December.
As a member of the Trust you have the right to stand for election yourself. To find out more about what it’s like to be a member of the Dons Trust Board get in touch with one of the current members and they will be happy to tell you more about what it involves.
Most recent updates appear first.
Sunday 5 December: Election results announced
The following are the results of the Dons Trust Board elections 2021 which were counted today by the ESG in the presence of Neil Springate, the Independent Scrutineer:
There were 3,731 ballot papers issued and 1,371 votes cast – a turnout of 36.7%.
The number of votes cast for each candidate were as follows (candidates are in ballot paper order):
James Macdonald 394
Freddy Flaxman 643
Niall Couper 756
Ben Ransome 127
Graham Stacey 719
Colin Shergold 302
Graeme Price 539
Kris Stewart 653
Mark Engelbretson 266
Dennis Lowndes 449
Adam Procter 259
Michele Little 1,008
There was one spoilt ballot.
I therefore declare that Michele Little, Niall Couper, Graham Stacey, Kris Stewart and Freddy Flaxman have been elected to serve two-year terms as Dons Trust Board members. This message is also being sent to the existing Dons Trust Board members and the Dons Trust Secretary.
My thanks to all the candidates and voters and particularly to the members of the ESG, David Hall, George Jones, Julian Edwards and Matt Breach and to our independent scrutineer Neil Springate.
Monday 1 November: the list of candidates is announced.
Click on the name of the candidate to view their manifesto, or download all the manifestos [887KB colour PDF]
- Michele Little
- Adam Procter
- Dennis Lowndes
- Mark Engelbretson
- Kris Stewart
- Graeme Price
- Colin Shergold
- Graham Stacey
- Ben Ransome
- Niall Couper
- Freddy Flaxman
- James Macdonald
(This is in reverse to the order they will appear on the ballot paper following a random draw conducted by our independent scrutineer).
Friday 8 October: Announcement of election to fill five vacancies on the Trust Board
The key dates are as follows:
- Opening of nominations: Friday 8 October
- Close of nominations: Friday 29 October
- Manifestos sent out: Wednesday 3 November
- Ballots sent out: Friday 12 November
- Ballot deadline: Saturday 4 December
This announcement of election formally starts the election process to fill those five vacancies.
- Full details of the 2021 election process
- 2021 election nominations form
- Rules of the 2021 election.