Governor Elections 2021

Our service uses, carers, staff and members of the public have the opportunity to influence the way your health services are run by becoming Governors for Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust.

Mersey Care is a foundation trust which remains part of the NHS but is answerable to local people who can become members and governors. 

NHS foundation trusts share all the same values, quality and safety standards as NHS trusts, but they are ‘owned’ by their members who elect a Council of Governors to represent the views of members, patients, staff, partner organisations and the public. This means that the Council of Governors is an important link between our local communities and staff, and the Board of Directors, which has the responsibility of running the organisation and preparing the Trust’s strategy. The Council of Governors works alongside the Board of Directors to help local communities and staff have a greater say in the strategic direction of the Trust, and how services are developed and delivered by the Trust.

Our Council of Governors which has a number of statutory duties and is responsible for ensuring that community views are considered when Trust decisions are made and services are developed.

More information about the role is available here

For a full resolution version, click: Notice of Election 2021

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We have 17 vacancies on the Council of Governors as follows:

  • Public constituency – total of 8 vacant seats
    • 3 vacant seat in Liverpool, Sefton and Knowsley
    • 4 vacant seats in Halton, St Helens and Warrington
    • 1 vacant seat in Rest of England and Wales
  • Service user and carer constituency – total of 5 vacant seats
  • Staff constituency – total of 4 vacant seats
    • 1 vacant seat for medical staff
    • 1 vacant seat for nursing staff
    • 1 vacant seat for other clinical, scientific, technical and therapeutic staff.
    • 1 vacant seat for non clinical staff

Nominations to stand as a governor for Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust closed on Friday 6 August 2021. 

The voting period will be open from Wednesday 25 August to Thursday 16 September 2021

Voting for the following constituencies will take place:

  • Public constituency – total of 8 vacant seats for election
    • 3 vacant seat in Liverpool, Sefton and Knowsley
    • 4 vacant seats in Halton, St Helens and Warrington
    • 1 vacant seat in Rest of England and Wales
  • Service user and carer constituency – total of 5 vacant seats for election
  • Staff constituency – total of 2 vacant seats for election
    • 1 vacant seat for nursing staff
    • 1 vacant seat for other clinical, scientific, technical and therapeutic staff.
  • Staff constituency – total of 2 vacant seats elected unopposed
    • 1 vacant seat for medical staff
    • 1 vacant seat for non clinical staff

See the election timetable below.

Publication of Notice of Election

Wednesday 21 July 2021

Deadline for Receipt of Nominations

Friday 6 August 2021

Publication of Statement of Nominations

Monday 9 August 2021

Deadline for Candidate Withdrawals

Wednesday 11 August 2021

Last Day for Notice of Poll/ Issue of Ballot Packs

Wednesday 25 August 2021

Close of Poll - 5pm

Thursday 16 September 2021

Declaration of Result

Friday 17 September 2021

To ensure you are kept up to date on our elections to the Council of Governors please make sure you are a member. All members will automatically receive election details.

If you are not currently a member but would like to be please click here.

To find out more about Trust governors click here.

Mersey Care held two online prospective governor events where people could find out more about becoming a Governor. These took place on:

  • Thursday 22 July 2021          
  • Monday 26 July 2021 

Presentation Slides from the above sessions can be found here

Members, this is your opportunity to join in and make your voice heard. We have ambitious plans for the Trust - but we need your support to make them happen.

Our 2020 Council of Governor elections concluded in September 2020. Below you will find the results of the elections and details of our new Governors (subject to eligibility).


There were no uncontested constituencies

The results of the poll are detailed here.

To ensure you are kept up to date on our elections to the Council of Governors please make sure you are a member. All members will automatically receive election details.

If you are not currently a member but would like to be please click here.

To find out more about Trust governors click here

Our 2019 Council of Governor elections concluded in March 2019. Below you will find the results of the elections and details of our new Governors (subject to eligibility).

There were no uncontested constituencies

The results of the Poll are detailed here.

To ensure you are kept up to date on our elections to the Council of Governors please make sure you are a member. All members will automatically receive election details.

If you are not currently a member but would like to be please click here.

To find out more about Trust governors click here

Our 2018 Council of Governor elections concluded in September 2018. Below you will find the results of the elections and details of our new Governors (subject to eligibility).

The Notice of Poll is available here.

The uncontested constituencies are detailed here.

The results of the Poll are detailed here.

To ensure you are kept up to date on our elections to the Council of Governors please make sure you are a member. All members will automatically receive election details.

If you are not currently a member but would like to be please click here.

To find out more about Trust governors click here