Results of the latest Association of British Dispensing Opticians’ (ABDO) election have been announced.

Theory and practical examiner for ABDO Daryl Newsome has been re-elected for a further term and Lorraine Bleasdale, ABDO local lead for the North of England and freeman of the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers, has been elected for the first time.

Kevin Gutsell, who joined the board 10 years ago, was not re-elected.

ABDO president Clive Marchant said: ‘I want to offer my sincere congratulations to Lorraine Bleasdale on her election to the ABDO board, and to Daryl Newsome on his reappointment. I look forward to working with them both. Thank you also to Kevin Gutsell for his commitment during his term of office.’