Who can stand for election?
To be able to stand for election you must be a member of the Trust in the constituency for which you wish to be elected. We want as many people as possible to be members of our Foundation Trust (members of the public, service users/patients, carers, staff, colleagues from other organisations, friends and family of our existing members etc.) so that we can fully represent the views and opinions of the people in our local communities and provide the services people need.
To be able to stand for election, you must:
Be a member of the organisation
- Be 16 years or older
- Agree to carry out your duties if elected as a Governor
- Have read the disqualification criteria and made sure that none of them apply to you
- Have completed and returned your nomination form, election statement and photo by Monday 30 January 2017
Current Governor Elections
Recent Governor Elections
(Staff) Nursing By-Election, September 2018
We are currently holding a by-election to fill a vacancy on our Council of Governors. We are seeking nominations to fill one seat representing our Staff (Nursing) constituency.
The Notice of Election was published by UK Engage on 3 September 2018. You can see it here.[pdf] 92KB
(Staff) Allied Health Professionals By-Election, February/April 2018
From February to April 2018 we held a by-election to fill a vacancy on our Council of Governors. We were seeking nominations to represent our Staff (Allied Health Professionals) constituency.
On 4 April the Returning Officer at UK Engage declared that Jane Lee had been elected. The Declaration of Results is available here.
(Staff) Psychological Therapies By-Election, June/July 2017
In June/July 2017 we held a by-election to fill a vacancy on our Council of Governors. We were seeking nominations to represent our Staff (Psychological Therapies) constituency. The deadline for nominations closed on 3 July 2017. On 7 July the Returning Officer at UK Engage declared that Nasur Iqbal was elected unopposed. The Declaration of Results is available here.
Elections for Public, Service User and Carer and Staff Governors - February/March 2017
In February 2017 GMMH held a Council of Governors election and the results were published by the returning officer at UK Engage here.
Fifty-four candidates nominated themselves for election to 19 seats on the Council of Governors and the list of successful candidates is as follows:
|Constituency||No. of seats||No. applicants||Elected Governors|
|Public - Bolton||2||7||Albert Phipps, Les Allen|
|Public - Salford||2||6||David Sutton, Bryan Blears|
|Public - Trafford||2||3||Iris Nickson, Margaret Kerr|
|Public - Manchester||3||8||Lynn Howe, Peter Dodd, Nayla Cookson|
|Public - Other England /Wales||2||4||Robert Beresford, Philip Saxton|
|Staff - Medical||1||1||Victoria Sullivan (unopposed)|
|Staff - Nursing||1||3||Chris Vogl|
|Staff - Social Care||1||4||Rick Wright|
|Staff - Non-clinical||1||5||Julie Turner|
|Service User and Carer||4||13||Dan Stears, Michael Crouch, John Adam Hogan, Margaret Riley|
Congratulations to the successful candidates and a big thank you to all the members who stood for election and / or voted.
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