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

Become a National Council member

Catherine is our Northern Ireland Council Chair. In this video she tells us why she loves her work.

We're looking for more superhero volunteers like Catherine to join our National Councils and make our vision a reality. Do you have what it takes to help make a difference?

Apply to be a National Council member

Meet our National Council members

Scotland Council

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