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Governor Elections 2022

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We are now at the Voting Stage

Thank you to all those people who have put their names forward to become a governor of the Trust.  The nomination period is now closed and we are currently at the voting stage.  The attached Notice of Poll shows the elections that will take place in constituencies. 

Voting will open on 01 September 2022 and voting instructions will be distributed.  

Governors have an important role in the effective running of the Trust in that they hold the Board to account and advise the Board of public and staff opinion, acting as guardians of the public and staff interest. They make suggestions and when appropriate constructively question Board decisions.  

One of the Governors’ main responsibilities is to help communicate with the membership and public, and make sure the views of the membership and public are fed back to the Board.  Governors also act as ambassadors and champions, helping to promote the work of the Trust in their communities.

Please take this opportunity to have your say and vote for the most suitable candidates who you think would best represent your local community.

Also, make sure we have your email address.  Most membership correspondence, including the members newsletter, Membership Matters, is emailed to our members  which contains important information about our services, events and projects taking place. Email us at to update your membership record.

The Election Process - Voting Stage

Our election process is run by Civica Election Services (CES), who manage the elections on our behalf.

CES will send out ballot papers (either by post or email) to all members in each constituency where there is a vacant seat and this will include the election statements of each candidate. Members will then vote for their preferred candidate and return their vote by post or electronically to CES.  You must be a member on or before the closing date of the nominations to be eligible to vote.

There may be circumstances when no election is needed, ie. When there is only one person standing for one vacant seat; this is classed as uncontested.

CES will inform the Trust of the results and the candidates will then be contacted by the Governor & Membership Manager (on the Chair’s behalf).

Each vacancy is for a period of 3 years. Upon election, Governors may serve a maximum of 9 years.

In the  meantime, if you are interested in the work of the Council of Governors why not attend the public Council of Governor meetings which are held quarterly. Further information is available here.

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