UKCP to hold Board of Trustees removal election

UKCP will be holding a removal election after a petition calling for a ‘vote of no confidence’ in the Board of Trustees was received by UKCP.

This means UKCP full individual and organisational members will be asked between 20 June and 3 July to vote on whether the current members of the Board of Trustees should remain in post or be removed.

The election is taking place after a petition was received from Therapists Against Conversion Therapy and Transphobia (TACTT) in response to the Board of Trustee’s decision to withdraw UKCP’s signature from the Memorandum of Understanding on Conversion Therapy in the UK v2 (MoU) and its membership of the Coalition Against Conversion Therapy. You can read more about the Board of Trustee’s decision to leave the MoU in previous statements:

UKCP update on conversion therapy (

Conversion therapy clarification (

UKCP withdrawal from MoU on conversion therapy (

According to UKCP’s Articles of Association, a removal election can be triggered upon submission of a petition signed by over 2% of eligible voting members. The petition received has met the required threshold of signatures.

Hear from Board of Trustees 

Before voting opens, an online event with the Board of Trustees will be held on Monday 17 June at 6.30pm. All UKCP members are welcome at this event.  To attend you must book a place via this link to receive an invite: Hear from the UKCP Board of Trustees.    

There will be an opportunity to submit questions before and during the event. More details about it and how to submit questions will be emailed to all members in due course. 

There is a capacity of 500 for this event, however it will also be recorded and emailed to all members who receive UKCP email communications before voting opens. If you would like to receive this email, and have unsubscribed from our email communications, please log into your members’ area and change your mailing preferences. 

Voting timelines and process

Monday 17 June, 6.30pm - online event for members with Board of Trustees 
Thursday 20 June - voting opens
Wednesday 3 July, 5pm - voting closes
Week beginning Monday 8 July - members informed of result 

For more information about the election, please visit our election web page.


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