But in elections on Thursday, GPC members voted to select four negotiators from five candidates. GPC deputy chairman and Leeds GP Dr Richard Vautrey won a negotiator post, and was also re-elected as deputy chairman of the committee for a one-year term.
London GP Dr Chaand Nagpaul and Matlock GP Dr Peter Holden were also re-elected as negotiators for one-year terms.
Former GPC Scotland chairman Dr Dean Marshall was elected to the fourth post, and will serve for three years. Dr McCarron-Nash was not re-elected.
Dr McCarron-Nash has been a GPC member for 12 years and was a negotiator for four years. Dr Marshall had served as a negotiator for six years in his role as GPC Scotland chairman, and has been a GPC member for 10 years.
Dr Vautrey has been a negotiator for eight years, Dr Nagpaul for five years and Dr Holden for 13 years.
Dr Marshall said: 'It was a very difficult decision. We have worked together for all the years I have been there. But given my success in Scotland as a negotiator, I believe the team would be stronger with me as a negotiator. We are at a critical time in England, basically in crisis, and we need the strongest team possible.'