Elections for the Council of Governors (CoG) are held on an annual basis. The CoG is made up of 26 governors, some of which are publicly elected, others are appointed by partner organisations.

Composition of the Council of Governors

Public governors are elected by public members, staff governors are elected by staff members and stakeholder governors are nominated by partner organisations. The 26 seats in total consist of:


Calling all Trust Members!
Do we have your e-mail addresses for electronic voting?

That’s right – electronic elections! We are again hoping to run the majority of our annual Governor elections electronically. This brings efficiencies in communication and much needed cost savings in printing and postage. Current members can provide their e-mail address direct to the membership office on nlg-tr.FoundationTrustOffice@nhs.net or call 03033 302852.

Our current public governor elections are for the following governor seats:

Constituency Seats
Goole & Howdenshire 2
North East Lincolnshire 2
North Lincolnshire 2
East & West Lindsey 1
Staff 2

The elections will commence on Tuesday 23rd October 2018 and run through until 5pm on Wednesday 15th November. Other key dates are outlined below:

Event Date
Publication of notice of election Friday, 14th September 2018
Deadline for receipt of nominatons Monday, 8th October 2018
Publication of statement of nominations Tuesday, 9th October 2018
Deadline for candidate withdrawals Thursday, 11th October 2018
Notice of poll/Issue of ballot packs Tuesday, 23rd October 2018
Close of poll Thursday, 15th November 2018
Declaration of result Friday, 16th November 2018

Want to know more about the Governor role?

NHS Providers (who are the membership organisation for NHS public provider trusts), have produced ‘So you are thinking about becoming a governor’ and further governor details are available on their website using the following link:
So you are thinking about becoming a governor?

You can download the governor role requirements document (pdf) using the following link:
Governor role requirements document (232kb)

2017 December Election Results

2016 December Election Results

2016 November Election Results

2016 April Bi-Election Results

2015 Annual Election Results