BASC elects new chairman

20 June 2016 – The British Association for Shooting and Conservation elected a new chairman, noted shooting barrister Peter Glenser, at its AGM held on Saturday.

A press release from BASC tells us, in addition to this news:

John Thornley was elected as vice-chairman and Oliver McCullough was elected chairman of the executive and finance committee. All were elected unanimously.

The results of this year’s BASC Council election were announced at the AGM.

Cara Richardson was elected to council. Four candidates stood for the national seat.

Voting was open to all BASC members by post and online.

The election for the English national seat was uncontested and therefore Robin Marshall-Ball was elected unopposed.

Peter Glenser said: “I would like to thank all of the members who took the time to attend this year’s AGM and again congratulate all of our award winners. All of us on Council would like to welcome our new members. Cara and Robin bring with them a wealth of expertise and we are delighted to have them on board. I would like to thank my fellow members of council for electing me chairman. I look forward to getting stuck in to my new role.”

This is welcome news. Glenser was installed as interim chairman a few weeks ago after previous chairman Alan Jarrett resigned.

UK Shooting News has been sent a number of very curious documents from a few sources. A couple of them are signed by something calling itself the BASC Action Group, which despite its name does not reveal who its members are or what they claim to be taking action about.

The documents themselves stretch credibility quite a bit, and UKSN’s author does not intend publishing their contents. It appears that someone, or possibly more than one person, isn’t happy at these recent internal changes within BASC and is hoping to spread rumours and gossip to destabilise it all.

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