Governor Elections 2021 - Results

The voting process for our 2021 Governor Elections has taken place and we are able to reveal the results.

Invitations to vote were sent to our membership and colleagues in late October and we would like to thank everyone who took part and cast their votes for their staff or public governor representatives.

Eight sets were contested and we now have four brand new Public Governors who will take up their seats on the Council of Governors on Saturday, 1 January 2021 alongside one new Staff Governor.

Ruth Ludford, Frank Benison and Norman Shaw all retained their seats in Chesterfield where we welcome Carol Warren and John Kay as new Public Governors.

Judith Reece has kept her seat for North East Derbyshire, joined by the newly elected Nick Wood. Meanwhile Paul Harford has been elected to the seat at Bolsover and Jonathan Davies will represent the High Peak where the seat was uncontested.

We also have a new Staff Governor with Dr Laurence O’Connor-Read representing his colleagues within Royal Primary Care and the Community, taking an uncontested seat. Fellow GP Ruth Bentley chose not to run, stepping aside after completing her three years as Staff Governor. 

You can contact any of our governors who represent you by calling 01246 513217 or email 

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