Members of Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust will be able to vote for their local public governor in the Trust’s governor election from Friday 2 March.

Governors are an important group of people who represent the views of their communities to the Trust’s Board and play a key role in decisions such as approving changes to the Trust’s constitution and appointing the Trust chair and non-executive directors.

Nominations for the election closed on 12 February and voting will begin on Friday 2 March. Voting packs will be posted to Trust members who will vote for public representatives in constituencies across Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven. Postal votes must be submitted by Thursday 22 March. There will also be a vote for Trust staff to choose their staff governors.

The election is an opportunity for members of the public who want to help shape services and represent their communities to join the council of governors. The terms of office for many of the Trust’s existing governors will come to an end this spring, so successful candidates will have their induction in April and take up their posts in May.

The Trust’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Paul Hogg, said: “We’ve had some really good nominations from people living across the district and it’s great to see that so many people want to join our council of governors. As we move onto the voting phase of the election, we can’t stress enough how important it is for Trust members to use their vote to choose the people they would most like to represent them in Trust decisions.”