Governor Election Results 2021

ELFT's Governor Elections closed on 4 October. Thank you to all the candidates who nominated themselves. 

Congratulations to the succesful candates below who have been elected and re-elected. You can view the Election Report here





Public: Bedford Borough

Felicity Stocker (2nd term)

Public Central Bedfordshire

Larry Smith (3rd term)

Public Hackney

Caroline Diehl (2nd term)

Beverley Morris (2nd term)

Patricia Wheeler
Public: Luton

Fatima Begum

Public: Newham

Shirley Biro  (3rd term)

Hazel Thomas

Nadia Islam

Public: Rest of England

Julie Aduwa

Public: Tower Hamlets

Roshan Ansari (3rd term)

Rofikul Islam

Grenville Bingham


Graham Manyere

Betsy Scott (2nd term)



















Our next Governor Elections will be held in 2022.
All eligible Trust members will be invited to nominate themselves. To be eligible to stand in future Governor Elections you must either be a staff member or be a public member aged 16 and over. If you would like to nominate yourself  as a public Governor in the future, but have not joined as a public member, please complete our online membership application form

If you are a permanent staff member of ELFT, or have worked for ELFT for more than a year then you are already a member and can nominate yourself to become a staff Governor.

What do Governors do?
Our Governors, elected by our members and staff, are vital in helping us to make decisions about how we plan, run and develop our services and to make sure the views of our members, users of our services and their carers as well as local people are taken on board. Governors play a vital role and perform a range of statutory and non-statutory duties. The role of a Governor is voluntary; however, Governors can claim out of pocket expenses while carrying out the role.

More information about the role of Governors can be found by visting the following links

Information and Guidance for Prospective Governors 

What do Governors do?

If you have any further questions about the elecitons or nominating yourself in the future, please email:  

Here are election documents and information.

Notice of Election

Statement of Nominations

Notice of Poll


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