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Governor Elections 2019 – Elected Voice of our Members (Public and Staff) and the general public, representing their interests and views

The Trust gives notice that it is holding elections to the Council of Governors of the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust – the nomination process has now completed with further details, including formal notices and candidates standing for election being available below:

Elections are being held for the following Governor positions:

Public Governors

Candidate/Governor Election Information Pack including Frequently Asked Questions

Seven (7) Public Governor seats are open in the following Public Constituencies:  Candidate Statements
Public Constituency Seats open for election
Manchester Three (3) Click here to see the candidates that are standing for election alongside their election statement 
Trafford One (1) Click here to see the candidates that are standing for election alongside their election statement
Rest of Greater Manchester

 

Two (2)

Click here to see the candidates that are standing for election alongside their election statement 
Rest of England & Wales One (1) Click here to see the candidates that are standing for election alongside their election statement 

Please note that during our current 2019 Governor Elections, there are NO Public Governor seats which are open for election in the ‘Eastern Cheshire’ Public Constituency

 Staff Governors

Candidate/Governor Election Information Pack including Frequently Asked Questions

Three (3) Staff Governor seats are open in the following Staff Classes:

  Candidate Statements/Uncontested Report

 

Staff Classes Seats open for election
Nursing & Midwifery One (1) Click here to see the candidates that are standing for election alongside their election statement 
Other Clinical One (1) Click here to see the Uncontested Report 
Non-Clinical & Support One (1) Click here to see the candidates that are standing for election alongside their election statement

Please note that during our current 2019 Governor Elections, there are NO Staff Governor seats which are open for election in the ‘Medical & Dental’ Staff Class

For all contested constituencies/classes, voting will open on Friday, 23rd August 2019 with voting instructions being distributed to qualifying members by post or e-mail:

  • Qualifying members who have received their voting instructions by post have the choice of casting their vote by returning the ballot paper by post or casting a vote online
  • Qualifying members who have received their voting instructions by email can cast a vote online only.
Membership Voting Methods

POST:

 Votes can be cast by returning the ballot paper by post – open to qualifying members who have received their voting instructions by post only

POSTAL ADDRESS DETAILS:

Electoral Reform Services Limited
The Election Centre
33 Clarendon Road
London. N8 0NW

ONLINE:

 Votes can be cast online – open to qualifying members who have received their voting instructions by e-mail or post

 

ONLINE ADDRESS DETAILS:

 

www.ersvotes.com/mft2019

All votes must be received by the Independent Scrutineer (Electoral Reform Services Ltd), at the address or website, above no later than 5pm on Friday 13 September 2019.

 During this voting period, any qualifying member who has not received the voting information or has any queries regarding the voting information received, should contact the Returning Officer (Ciara Norris) via telephone 020 8889 9203 or email ciara.norris@electoralreform.co.uk

 Inquiries about replacement voting information should be directed to the Returning Officer (Ciara Norris) no later than noon on Tuesday 10 September 2019.

Important Membership Information

In keeping with the Trust’s Constitution, outlined in Rule 27, taken from NHS Provider’s Model Election Rules:

27. Eligibility to vote – An individual, who becomes a member of the corporation on or before the closing date for the receipt of nominations by candidates for the election, is eligible to vote in that election.

Therefore, new member applications are currently temporarily on hold until the election closing date of Friday, 13th September 2019 at 5pm, following which your membership application status will be confirmed by the Foundation Trust Membership Office (details below). 

More information about Public membership is on our ‘Information for Public Members’ webpage. Staff are automatically invited to become staff members – find out more about Staff Membership on our ‘Information for Staff Members’ webpage.

Jayne BessantMeet our Lead Governor – Jayne Bessant

Jayne Bessant was successfully elected by MFT’s Council of Governors as our Lead Governor, with the election results being formally announced at their meeting held 13th November 2018.

After training as a nurse at MRI, Jayne worked for over 35 years in the NHS and charitable healthcare, latterly working in senior management roles within the hospice sector, her last role being Chief Executive of St Ann’s Hospice.

Jayne said: ‘The past few years have seen significant change for patients, staff and Governors. This is a crucial time with so many opportunities to further develop the work of the Governors and the positive impact they can bring.’

Jayne will serve as MFT’s Lead Governor for a 12 month period of office (ending at the Council of Governors’ Meeting scheduled for 5th November 2019).

Find out more about our Governors