I have noted the concerns about non-publication of vote numbers in the election of direct member representatives and agree, in the light of the objections raised, that this should not be our practice in the future, and have asked that the Board agrees to this. However, an explicit guarantee was given to the candidates ahead of the current election that publication would not take place. No adverse comment was received from any candidate at that point. Following concerns expressed by email and on social media the candidates were asked individually to give their views and, while the majority were happy with publication, there were some who said that they did not want this and would not have stood without that assurance. In these circumstances the importance of the ECF to honour promises, in this case to its potential volunteers, means that we do not feel able to publish details of voting on this occasion.
— Michael Farthing, Chair of Council