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Governor Elections

Election to the Council of Governors will open 6 July 2021!

Notice of Poll 

Nominations, 14 May 2021 

On 14 May 2021 nominations opened to apply to be a Governor of South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust in the following constituencies:

  • Public, Devon
  • Public, Bristol Bath and North East Somerset 
  • Appointed, Volunteers

Thank you to all those who enquired or nominated themselves during this stage of the election. 

Nomination results, 14 June 2021 

On 14 June 2021 nomination closed, we are pleased to share the results below:

  • Public, Devon saw one nomination therefore is elected uncontested
  • Public, Bristol Bath and North East Somerset saw no nominations therefore remains vacant
  • Appointed, Volunteers saw significant interest, the seat will now be elected into by Community First Responders members within the election stage

You can view the statement of nominated candidates here

Elections, 6 July 2021 

The Notice of election will be published 5 July 2021 with elections opening for the Appointed Volunteer seat from 6 July 2021 and closing 29 July 2021.

Eligibility to vote 

All Trust Community First Responders are eligible to vote for the preferred candidate however Community First Responders must be a member of the Trust by 5 July 2021. All Volunteer members will receive an email on 5 July 2021 with instructions on how to vote. If you are a Community First Responders and do not receive an email but would like to vote it means you are not registered as a Trust Member, you can check if your a member via Corrie Payne at or you can become a member by completing the online application form here.

Please note those Community First Responders that are members but do not have their email address registered to their membership will receive a letter in the post with instructions. 

We would like to wish all nominated candidates the very best of luck during the election.

Results will be declared 30 July 2021 

For successful candidates there will be a governor induction day in July 2021 (date tbc) and the term of office will commence 1 September 2021.

    For questions or more information please contact Corrie Payne via

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