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Governor elections

Our 24 Governors represent the interests of the members and the general public, and they hold the Non-Executive Directors to account for the performance of the Board.

Would you like to play a part in the future of Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust? Put your name forward to become a Governor.

The Trust is committed to being an exceptional provider of healthcare. As an elected Governor, you would make a creative contribution to the life of the Trust and be involved in representing the interests of your local community.

Council of Governors Election – autumn 2019

Notice is hereby given that elections will be held for the Council of Governors of Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust. Elections are to be held for the following number of Governors in the following constituencies and classes:

Constituency and Class        

Public – Harrogate and surrounding villages (one seat)

Public – Ripon and West District (one seat)

Public – Wetherby and Harewood (one seat)

Staff – Nursing and Midwifery (one seat)

Staff – Non-Clinical (one seat)


Notice of Election – 22 October 2019 – click here to view.

Completed nominations must be received no later than 5pm on Thursday 7 November – see the Notice of Election for further details.

Statement of Persons Nominated.

Steve Treece has been elected unopposed as Public Governor for Wetherby and Harewood.

Samuel Marshall has been elected unopposed as Staff Governor for the Non-Clinical staff class.

Notice of Poll.

Declaration of results

The election of members to the Council of Governors was held between Friday 22 November and Tuesday 17 December 2019. The following candidates have been elected:

William Fish has been elected as Public Governor for Harrogate and surrounding villages.

Sue Eddleston has been re-elected as Public Governor for Ripon and west district.

Kathy McClune has been elected as Staff Governor for Nursing and Midwifery.

Find out more

If you are interested in becoming a Governor, find out more by contacting Angie Colvin, Corporate Affairs and Membership Manager, via email at or by phone 01423 554489.

Useful documents

Contact us

If you require further information on the election process, please contact:

Angie Colvin, Corporate Affairs and Membership Manager: 01423 554489 or