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:

The nomination period for the Council of Governor elections 2019 has now closed. Below arethe links for the statement of nominated candidates and the notice of poll.

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

Constituency Seats
Goole & Howdenshire 1
North East Lincolnshire 1
North Lincolnshire 2


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.

The elections will commence on Friday 23rd August 2019 and run through until 5pm on Thursday 24th October 2019. Other key dates are outlined below:

Event Date
Publication of notice of election Friday, 23rd August 2019
Deadline for receipt of nominations Monday, 16th September 2019
Publication of statement of nominations Tuesday, 17th September 2019
Deadline for candidate withdrawals Thursday, 19th September 2019
Notice of poll/Issue of ballot packs Tuesday, 1st October 2019
Close of poll Thursday, 24th October 2019
Declaration of result Friday, 25th October 2019

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)

2019 November Election Results

2019 April Election Results

2018 November Election Results