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Record numbers vote in RCVS elections

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TURNOUT for the RCVS and VN Council 2017 elections hit record levels with the highest numbers of voters ever for both veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses.

The elections saw 22.8 per cent (6785) of eligible veterinary surgeons and 14.5 per cent (2092) of eligible veterinary nurses vote for their preferred candidates. This compared with a 15.6 per cent turnout in RCVS Council elections last year and 10.9 per cent in VN Council elections.

The previous record turnout for an RCVS Council election was 18.5 per cent, while for a VN Council election it was 12.8 per cent.

RCVS Registrar Eleanor Ferguson thanked voters and all those who stood …

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