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GPC concerned over LMC election process

The GPC has expressed concerns over the way Sunderland LMC conducted its election process earlier this year.

GPC chair Dr John Chis-holm has written to the LMC after a group of 13 GPs complained the ballot had been 'manifestly unfair' because some GPs were barred from the election after the vote had ended.

The LMC had argued that its constitution stated that PMS GPs who did not pay their levy could not stand in elections.

In the letter, Dr Chisholm said he understood the LMC's constitution did not make it clear who was eligible to stand in elections.

Sunderland LMC secretary Dr Surya Patnaik said the LMC had formed a group to look at the constitution.

When the constitution had been examined and ratified, any vacant positions would be filled via elections, he added.

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