Quite a lot of people asked me during the course of the campaign how well I thought I was doing. The answers to them is the same one that I'm giving now; I have absolutely no idea at all. The result could have been very tight, or I may have won or lost by a large margin. While it's easy to look at an election in those win or lose terms I think the rather more important thing to take from it is that a considerably larger number of people voted in this election than in previous ones. This is good because whoever the vice president is their "voice" should be louder and more representative of the membership as a whole. The trustees who are elected will also have been voted into positions of trust by a large number of people and can act accordingly. I was pleased to see that a number of people on Twitter did actually say that this was the first time that they felt engaged and involved with a CILIP election, and that's a good thing.
Thanks to all of the staff at CILIP who were involved in the election, CILIP West Midlands for arranging the face to face hustings and to everyone who voted, tweeted, ask questions, or who was otherwise involved in any way at all.