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Governor Elections 2019 

Voting in the Trust's 2019 Governor Elections was open 30 April - 24 May. Candidate statements are available below. The results were declared on 28 May and are available here.  

Candidate statements

Elections were conducted on the Trust's behalf by an independent returning officer - Electoral Reform Services. For more information, please contact the UH Bristol Membership Team on 0117 342 3764 or

About the Governor Elections 

The role of the Council of Governors includes promoting public and staff involvement, offering views on the future development of our services and undertaking a range of statutory duties such as the appointment of the Chairman and Non-Executive Directors.  Our elected governors are therefore a fundamental part of the success of the Trust and are really important to us. They are elected to the Council of Governors by public Foundation Trust members and members of staff and this means that they can represent the views of staff, patients, carers and the wider community when key decisions are made. Governor Elections are held two years out of every three and 2019 is an election year. During the nominations period (7 March - 4 April 2019), we promoted the governor role and a total of 28 candidates came forward for 17 seats, with the NOTICE OF POLL showing a list of all candidates standing in the contested seats. There were also seats available in the Public(Rest of England and Wales) and Staff (Other Clinical) groups, and candidates in these seats have been elected unopposed. Results will be declared on 28 May, and new governors will take up office on 1 June.

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Results from Previous Elections:

2018 Staff Governor Election Results: The 2018 Staff Governor Election (Medical and Dental) concluded on 31 May 2018.

May 2017 governor elections: Nominations ran from 7 March 2017  - 4 April 2017. Following the close of nominations one candidate was elected unopposed. Voting took place from 28 April to 24 May 2017. The notice of poll, including the names of those who were standing in each constituency is here, the statements of the candidates standing for election are here, and the results are here

May 2016 governor elections: The results of the 2016 elections (15 seats up for election) are available here (contested report) or you can also view the uncontested report to see the candidates who were elected unopposed. Statements from the candidates are available here.

June 2016:  There were two extra governor seats up for election in June 2016 - Staff Governor (Nursing & Midwifery) and Patient Governor (Carers of Patients under 16 years). The staff governor was elected unopposed, you can see the result here.