Council of Governors elections 2021: Polls are now open

A record 41 people are standing to get elected to Oxford Health’s Council of Governors

Council of Governors elections 2021: Polls are now open

Voting for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust Council of Governors is now open. A record 41 people are standing to get elected to represent patients, carers, members of the public and staff.

You can see all the candidates and their election statements on the election website:

Trust 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.

Members who have received their voting instructions by email can cast a vote online only.

Lead governor Chris Roberts said:

“I am delighted that 41 people have put themselves forward to represent patients, service users, carers and members of their community in our Council of Governors. This is a record number for us. Looking at our candidates’ election statements, I am impressed by the great breadth and diversity of their experience. I look forward to working with our newly elected governors when they take their posts in June.”

Public governor for Oxfordshire and lead governor elect Mike Hobbs said:

“It is great to see that so many people from across the counties and our constituencies want to have their say in developing Oxford Health’s services. Governors bring the views of local people, patients, carers and staff to the heart of the trust’s decision making and I urge all our members to use their vote.”

Polls close May 24

All votes must be received by the Independent Scrutineer (Civica Election Services) no later than 5pm on 24 May 2021.

Inquiries about replacement ballot papers or voting instructions should be directed by telephone to the Returning Officer on 020 8889 9203 no later than 5pm on 22 May 2021.

The contact address for each of the candidates is C/O Ciara Hutchinson, The Returning Officer, Civica Election Services, The Election Centre, 33 Clarendon Road, London, N8 0NW and the email address is

Polls close at 5pm on Monday, May 24, and results will published the following day, Tuesday, May 25.

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Published: 4 May 2021