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20 candidates to compete in NPA PIG elections - see the full list!

9th Jan 2024 / By Alistair Driver

A total of 20 people from across the pig sector will be seeking election to the NPA's Pig Industry Group when voting gets underway later this month.

NPA Election 2021 logoThe last name added to the list was Nottingham producer Fred Allen, a director at Allen Farms (Coddington) Ltd.

"I am already a huge advocate of the work that the NPA does and would greatly value the opportunity to be a part of it. I hope to be a voice for the younger generation in steering future policies and an advocate for their involvement within the NPA itself," he said in his manifesto. 

Fred's nomination took the total number of producers standing to 12, from a mix of production systems and business sizes and types. They will be competing for eight places on PIG. 

Producers (most recent first): 

  • Fred Allen
  • Robin Lawson
  • Sam Ward
  • John Stockings
  • Matt Swaine
  • Adrian Russell
  • Ash Gilman
  • Rob Mutimer 
  • Phil Stephenson 
  • Joe Dewhirst
  • Tom Allen 
  • Helen Webb

You can view the producer manifestos HERE

There will be eight allied industry candidates, again drawn from a wide range of business types.

Allied industry:

  • Tim Styles
  • Oliver Bown
  • Joe Lunt
  • Michelle Sprent 
  • Jon McKechnie
  • Andy Hall
  • Peter Bryant
  • Gemma Thwaites

You can view the allied industry manifestos HERE

Voting via email for NPA members commences on January 23, with postal ballots sent out to those who have not voted online in early February. Voting will close on February 22

Producers will only vote for producers, and allied industry members for allied industry candidates, with one vote per membership.

The number of members on PIG is being reduced from 18 to 12 during the election. However, with a number of long-serving members not seeking re-election, there will be some new faces on it once the voting is complete. 

  • You can find out everything you need to know about the elections in our dedicated NPA Election 24 section HERE
  • You can read our Election Q&A HERE