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Voting for CIH's next vice president opens


The voting for CIH's next vice president has officially opened with two candidates - James Strang and Paul Butterworth - going head to head to replace Alison Inman in September.

The two candidates shortlisted following the nomination phase will now go head to head.

They are James Strang (pictured left), the chief executive of Parkhead Housing Association in Glasgow and Paul Butterworth (pictured right), partner, head of social housing at law firm TLT LLP.

Every CIH member has been sent a unique voting code which they can use to cast a vote any time until voting closes at 5pm on Monday 31 July.

Vice president Alison Inman will become CIH president in September when current president Julie Fadden’s time in office comes to an end.

It means that CIH is looking for a new vice president, who will go on to become the organisation’s president in 2018.

Terrie Alafat CBE, chief executive of CIH, said: “We’re delighted to have two excellent candidates to replace Alison when she steps up to the role of president in September.

“The vice presidency is a crucial role which helps to drive our organisation forward and the winning candidate will of course go on to be our president in 2018.

“We’re looking for someone with a real passion for housing to take on this great opportunity to play a key role in our organisation and to champion the housing profession.

“I would urge all CIH members to use their vote.”

Read our candidate profiles on James Strang and Paul Butterworth. To cast your vote click here (you will need your unique voting code which should have been emailed to you).  

The two candidates to be the next CIH vice president will go head to head in a Twitter debate at 1pm on Tuesday 25 July. Anyone can pose questions or follow the Twitter debate by logging into Twitter at 1pm on Tuesday 25 July and using #CIHVP2017.

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