Douglas v Graphical Paper and Media Union [1995] IRLR 426 HC

Reports relating to this case:

  • Trade unions: No implied power to cancel union election ballot

    Date:
    1 October 1995

    A union had no implied power to set aside the result of an executive election ballot after the result had been declared, holds the High Court in Douglas v Graphical, Paper and Media Union. The only circumstances in which such a power might arise was where the whole election process was a nullity, for example because the candidate declared elected was not duly qualified.