Membership

Foundation Trust

Canvassing

NHS Improvement has set out limits to ensure that no candidate has more of an advantage during the election process than any other.

In summary, a candidate may not incur any expenses or make payment (of whatever nature) for the purposes of an election, other than expenses or payments that relate to:

Personal and travel expenses, expenses for stationery, postage, telephone, internet (or any similar means of communication) and other petty expenses for the purpose of the election, to a limit of £100 of their own money.

NHS Improvement's rules allow informal canvassing amongst neighbours, colleagues, family and friends. Candidates are able to encourage people they know in their constituency to become Members so they can vote and to talk to potential constituents to encourage voting.

Candidates are encouraged to sign-up members to vote for them during the election and the Membership Office can provide candidates with Membership Forms.

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