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Devon County Council - North Devon Divisions - Eight Vacancies - see table below

Reason for vacancy - End of term
Election Day - Thursday 6th May 2021
Stage - Close of Nominations 4pm 8th April 2021.

View the Notice of Election (pdf 351kb)
View the Notice of Election Agents (pdf 65kb)

View the Candidates

Applications to register must be received by the Electoral Registration Officer for the relevant Council area by 19 April 2021 and can be completed online at www.gov.uk/registertovote or complete a form available from the relevant council offices listed below.
The deadline for receiving new postal vote and postal proxy applications, and for changes to existing postal or proxy votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer for the relevant Council area listed below by 5pm on Tuesday 20 April 2021.
New applications to vote by proxy (not postal proxy or emergency proxies) must reach the Electoral Registration Officer for the relevant Council area listed below by 5pm on Tuesday 27 April 2021.
Applications to vote by emergency proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer for the relevant Council area listed below no later than 5pm on 6 May 2021.

Please see our FAQ's regarding this election.

Devon County Council have produced a guide for candidates.

Division Name Number of Vacancies
Barnstaple North 1
Barnstaple South 1
Braunton Rural 1
Chulmleigh & Landkey 1
Combe Martin Rural 1
Fremington Rural 1
Ilfracombe 1
South Molton 1

Police and Crime Commissioner Election - Devon and Cornwall Constabulary - One Vacancy

Reason for vacancy - End of term
Election Day - Thursday 6th May 2021
Stage - Close of Nominations 4pm 8th April 2021.

View the Notice of Election (pdf 201kb)
View the Statement of Persons Nominated (pdf 16kb)
View the Notice of Declared Election Agents (pdf 14kb)
View the Notice of Declared Election Sub-Agents (pdf 13kb)

View the Candidates

Information on the Candidates will be available on the Choose My PCC website after the close of Nominations.

Applications to register to vote must reach the relevant Electoral Registration Officer by Monday 19 April 2021. Applications can be made online: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes must reach the relevant Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Tuesday 20 April 2021.

New applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the relevant Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Tuesday 27 April 2021.

Applications to vote by emergency proxy at this election must reach the relevant Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Thursday, 6 May 2021.

Please see our FAQ's regarding this election.

Exeter City Council have produced guidance for candidates.

Please view the website of the Police Area Returning Officer (PARO) for South West England.

Please view the website of the Cabinet Office for the Police and Crime Commissioner Elections - ChooseMyPCC.org.uk

Combe Martin Parish Council - Two Vacancies

Reason for Vacancies - Resignations of Cllr Andy Forgan and Cllr Celia Withers
Election Day - Thursday 6th May 2021
Stage - Close of Nominations 4pm 8th April 2021

View the Candidates

Applications to register to vote must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 12 midnight on 19th April 2021. Applications can be made online: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Lynton House, Commercial Road, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 1DG by 5pm on 20th April 2021.

Applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Lynton House, Commercial Road, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 1DG by 5pm on 27th April 2021.

Applications to vote by emergency proxy at this election on the grounds of physical incapacity or for work/service reasons must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Lynton House, Commercial Road, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 1DG by 5pm on 6th May 2021. The physical incapacity must have occurred after 5pm on 27th April 2021. To apply on the grounds of work/service, the person must have become aware that they cannot go to the polling station in person after 5pm on 27th April 2021.

Lynton and Lynmouth Town Council - Two Vacancies

Reason for Vacancies - Resignations of Cllr Peter Lake and Cllr Anthony Meakin
Election Day - Thursday 6th May 2021
Stage - Close of Nominations 4pm 8th April 2021

View the Candidates

Applications to register to vote must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 12 midnight on 19th April 2021. Applications can be made online: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Lynton House, Commercial Road, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 1DG by 5pm on 20th April 2021.

Applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Lynton House, Commercial Road, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 1DG by 5pm on 27th April 2021.

Applications to vote by emergency proxy at this election on the grounds of physical incapacity or for work/service reasons must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Lynton House, Commercial Road, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 1DG by 5pm on 6th May 2021. The physical incapacity must have occurred after 5pm on 27th April 2021. To apply on the grounds of work/service, the person must have become aware that they cannot go to the polling station in person after 5pm on 27th April 2021.

Ilfracombe Parish Council - West Ward - One Vacancy

Reason for Vacancy - Resignation of Cllr Steven Trebble
Election Day - Thursday 6th May 2021
Stage - Close of Nominations 4pm 8th April 2021

View the Candidates

Applications to register to vote must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 12 midnight on 19th April 2021. Applications can be made online: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Lynton House, Commercial Road, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 1DG by 5pm on 20th April 2021.

Applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Lynton House, Commercial Road, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 1DG by 5pm on 27th April 2021.

Applications to vote by emergency proxy at this election on the grounds of physical incapacity or for work/service reasons must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Lynton House, Commercial Road, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 1DG by 5pm on 6th May 2021. The physical incapacity must have occurred after 5pm on 27th April 2021. To apply on the grounds of work/service, the person must have become aware that they cannot go to the polling station in person after 5pm on 27th April 2021.

Berrynarbor Parish Council - One Vacancy

Reason for Vacancy - Resignation of Cllr Lesley Lowe
Election Day - Uncontested
Stage - Uncontested Election 8th April 2021

The following person was elected unopposed:

Andy Burch

Combe Martin Parish Council - One Vacancy

Reason for Vacancy - Resignation of Cllr Keith Wyer
Election Day - To be advised if election requested
Stage - Ten names have been received

Ten names have been received, details of nominations to follow.

Chittlehampton Parish Council - One Vacancy

Reason for Vacancy - Resignation of Cllr Bobbie Rawle
Election Day - To be advised if election requested
Stage - Notice of Vacancy published 31 March 2021

An election to fill the vacancy will be held if by the 22 April 2021 notice in writing of a request for such an election is given to the Returning Officer, North Devon District Council, Lynton House, Commercial Road, Barnstaple, EX31 1DG by ten electors of the Parish. In the event of no such request being made, the vacancy will be filled by co-option by the Parish Council. A draft request for use can be downloaded via the link below.

Notice of Vacancy (pdf 7kb) 

Form of Request for 10 Electors (pdf 17kb)

Tawstock Parish Council (Southern Urban Ward) - One Vacancy

Reason for Vacancy - Resignation of Cllr Stuart Ward
Election Day - To be advised if election requested
Stage - Notice of Vacancy published 24 March 2021

An election to fill the vacancy will be held if by the 15 April 2021 notice in writing of a request for such an election is given to the Returning Officer, North Devon District Council, Lynton House, Commercial Road, Barnstaple, EX31 1DG by ten electors of the Parish. In the event of no such request being made, the vacancy will be filled by co-option by the Parish Council. A draft request for use can be downloaded via the link below.

Notice of Vacancy (pdf 7kb) 

Form of Request for 10 Electors (pdf 17kb)

Arlington Parish Council - One Vacancy

Reason for Vacancy - Resignation of Cllr Chylak
Election Day - To be advised if election requested
Stage - Co-option 29 March 2021

No election was requested, the vacancy will be filled by co-option by the Parish Council. Please contact them for further information

Arlington Parish Council - One Vacancy

Reason for Vacancy - Resignation of Cllr Godden
Election Day - To be advised if election requested
Stage - Co-option 29 March 2021

No election was requested, the vacancy will be filled by co-option by the Parish Council. Please contact them for further information

Brendon & Countisbury Parish Council - One Vacancy

Reason for Vacancy - Resignation of Cllr Pat Young
Election Day - No election requested
Stage - Co-option 29 March 2021

No election was requested, the vacancy will be filled by co-option by the Parish Council. Please contact them for further information

Fremington Parish Council - Bickington Ward - One Vacancy

Reason for Vacancy - Resignation of Cllr Ian Crawford
Election Day - No election requested
Stage - Co-option 29 March 2021

No election was requested, the vacancy will be filled by co-option by the Parish Council. Please contact them for further information

Heanton Punchardon Parish Council - One Vacancy

Reason for Vacancy - Non-attendance of Cllr Lance Gilkes
Election Day - No election requested
Stage - Co-option 24 March 2021

No election was requested, the vacancy will be filled by co-option by the Parish Council. Please contact them for further information

Witheridge Parish Council - One Vacancy

Reason for Vacancy - Non-attendance of Cllr C Prynn
Election Day - No election requested
Stage - Co-option 19 March 2021

No election was requested, the vacancy will be filled by co-option by the Parish Council. Please contact them for further information.