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​The candidates bidding to lead the profession

19 November 2015

Twenty-two candidates are contesting a single seat on the British Dental Association's governing body, the Principal Executive Committee (PEC).

All BDA members will now be asked to decide on one hotly contested UK-wide seat, while voters in North England and South West England will also be asked to choose their next PEC member.

The PEC consists of 12 geographically specific seats and three members elected on a UK wide basis. Candidates in Yorkshire and Humber and Northern Ireland have been returned unopposed.

Results will be announced on 16 December 2015.

Peter Ward, Chief Executive of the BDA, said:

"We're delighted by the sheer number of candidates stepping up to lead their profession. Every one of our members will now have the chance to shape a team that's getting dentists' voices heard on the issues that matter. Our voters have a difficult choice ahead of them, and I wish all our candidates the very best of luck."

Candidates in each region are as follows:

(Randomized order)

North England    

  • Paul Blaylock
  • Az Hyder
  • Paul Woodhouse

Northern Ireland

  • Philip Henderson*

South West England         

  • Nigel Jones
  • Paul Kelly
  • Jonathan Mynors-Wallis
  • Leo O'Hara

Yorkshire and Humber

  • Mick Armstrong*

UK wide

  • Janine Brooks
  • Alan Lawrence
  • Paul Blaylock
  • Shams Moopen
  • Richard Emms    
  • Jane Moore
  • Ivy Glavee           
  • Andrew Mulford
  • Victoria  Holden
  • Leo O'Hara
  • Az Hyder             
  • Stephen Pitt
  • William Innes
  • Fiona Reid
  • Nigel Jones          
  • Susie Sanderson
  • Paul Kelly
  • Paul Woodhouse
  • Ubaid Khattak    
  • David Wray
  • Paul Langmaid    
  • Nick Young

*elected unopposed

About the BDA

The British Dental Association (BDA) is the professional association and trade union for dentists in the UK. It represents dentists working in general practice, in community and hospital settings, in academia and research, and in the armed forces, and includes dental students. The BDA promotes members’ interests, advances the science, arts and ethics of dentistry, and contributes towards improving the nation's oral health.

For further information, please contact the BDA's media team on 0207 563 4145/46 or visit the BDA's news centre. You can also follow news from the BDA on Twitter. Membership packages reflect the varied needs of dentists.