National councils

Our councils for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales work on behalf of people affected by MS in each nation of the UK.

Each national council usually has 12 members (15 in England). They form a key link within each nation between the Board and the MS community, as well as giving a national flavour to our UK-wide strategy.

Our council members contribute to the development of our strategy, develop annual plans, act as ambassadors and promote, develop and support volunteers.

Councils meet four times a year. Council members are elected by our members within their nation, except in England where they are elected on a regional basis.

They're ultimately accountable to our Board of Trustees.

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The most rewarding part of my role is really feeling like I've made a difference.  Mary Douglas, Chair of our Scotland Council

Council Recruitment in 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve taken the decision to not hold Council elections in 2020. Instead, we’ll fill vacancies by co-opting people. Being co-opted means that following receipt of your application and a successful interview, you would be confirmed in the role by the existing Council Members for one year, rather than being elected by our membership for a three year term.

Apply to join our Cymru/Wales, England, Northern Ireland or Scotland Councils.

Meet our National Council members

Mary Douglas, Chair of our Scotland Council

Scotland Council

Our Scotland Council represents people living with MS in Scotland and works on their behalf.
Meet our Scotland Council members

Northern Ireland Council

Our Northern Ireland Council members represent everyone living with MS in Northern Ireland.
Meet our Northern Ireland Council
Photo: England Council Member Jackie Mumby

England Council

Our England Council members speak up for people living with MS across England.
Meet our England Council members

Wales Council

Our Cymru Council works on behalf of people living with MS in Wales.
Meet our Cymru Council members

Cyngor Cymru

Mae Cyngor MS Society Cymru yn cynrychioli ac yn gweithio ar ran pobl sydd yn byw gydag MS yng Nghymru.
Cyngor Cymru