The results of the recent Chelsea Supporters Trust Board election and the voting on each CST Motion, as proposed in the AGM of 12th August have now been released.
With 10 candidates standing for the 9 Board places available, a full election was required rather than an affirmative vote. The following 9 candidates receiving the most votes were duly elected:
Cliff Auger; David Chidgey; Henry Fowler; Paul Hay; David Johnstone; Theresa Magee; Robert Palmer; Chris Rayburn; Dan Silver;
We trust the membership will extend a warm welcome to new Board members Paul Hay, Theresa Magee and Robert Palmer and to the returning Board members as well.
The first meeting of the new Board was held on Tuesday October 2nd where David Chidgey was re-elected to serve his third year as Chairman. Paul Jeffrey will remain in position as Secretary. The Board agreed to co-opt the following to the Board: Tim Rolls; Stuart Kinner; Ramzi Shammas; Isabella Hislop; Lucy Caton and Debs Coady.
In addition, we have now received the results of the voting for the Motions from the Board.
In short these are as follows (votes in favour in brackets):
- Approval of 2016/17 accounts (92.21%);
- CST Affiliations (95.59%);
- The Future of Stamford Bridge (99.12%)
- Support of Chelsea Pitch Owners (98.23%);
- Safe Standing (90.63%)
- Atmosphere Concerns (97.33%);
- Ticket Pricing and Availability (98.22%);
- Fixture Scheduling (97.78%);
- Membership of Safety Advisory Group (94.20%);
- Ticket Touting (97.76%);
- Stakeholder Engagement (96.38%);
- Football in the Community (97.75%);
- Club Heritage (98.17%);
- Supporters Club Ticket Allocations (90.95%)
- Supporter Liaison Officer (97.30%)
- Supporter Safety (99.55%)
Full details of the Motions can be found here
As you can see every Motion proposed by the Board has been backed positively with each motion being passed by over 90 % of the votes cast
This gives the new Board a very strong mandate from the membership going forward on the supporter issues that affect them most.
To all of our members who took part in the AGM, the election of the Board and for voting on the Motions, many thanks. This democratic process is exactly what sets the Chelsea Supporters Trust apart in that we are answerable to the membership and we work on the issues mandated by the membership.