Council elections 2019/20

Looking after more than 2,000 miles of canals and rivers is a responsibility we take very seriously. It’s a rewarding yet challenging job, and our Council plays an important role in this. Find out about our Council elections 2019/20.

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 The Trust is running elections in 2019/20 for a number of posts on Council. For the Friends of the Trust election, please visit our dedicated Friends' election page.

One candidate, David Kent, stood for the Angling/Fisheries post. As the number of candidates did not exceed the number of available posts, David Kent was duly appointed and his term of office will commence on 26 March 2020.

On 20 January 2020 voting opens for the following four constituencies and you can read about the candidates by clicking the links below.

Eligible voters will receive an email from Civica Election Services (CES), the Trust’s elections partner, containing a link to the elections portal and instructions on how to cast your vote.  If you have not received an email from CES, please check your junk email folder. Alternatively, please contact

If the Trust does not have an email address for you, we will send you all the information you need by post, but you will then need to go online to take part in the election. 

Voting closes on 14 February 2020 and the results will be announced on this page on 17 February 2020. 

You find out more information by following the links below. 

Last date edited: 6 January 2020