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Recent and upcoming elections


North Devon District Council and Town/Parish Council Full Elections

Reason for Vacancies - End of 4 year cycle
Election Day - Thursday 4 May 2023
Stage - Prospective District Council Candidates Meeting - 6pm, Wednesday 18 January 2023 - Barum/Combe Room, Brynsworthy, Barnstaple.

The full elections for all District Wards and Town/Parish seats will be taking place on the 4 May 2023. Information regarding the election will appear here nearer the time. In the meantime you can view the information guides produced by the Electoral Commission. Please note that the Electoral Commission will update these guides for the 2023 elections.

Electoral Commission Guidance for District Council candidates and agents.

Electoral Commission Guidance for Parish/Town Council candidates.

Prospective District Council Candidates Event: 6pm - 9pm, Wednesday 18 January 2023 - Barum/Combe Room, Brynsworthy, Barnstaple. (NOTE: This is a hybrid event and attendance can also be virtually via Microsoft Teams).

To confirm your attendance at the event in person or virtually, email memberservices@northdevon.gov.uk or phone 01271 388253 by Monday 16 January 2023.


Shirwell Parish Council

Reason for Vacancy - Resignation of Cllr. L Campbell
Election Day - No election
Stage - Notice of Vacancy published 14 November 2022

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that due to the resignation of Cllr. L Campbell, a vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Council.

No request for an election can be made due to the vacancy occurring within 6 months of the next full elections in May 2023. 

The Parish Council may co-opt to fill the vacancy, please contact them regarding this.


Queen's Nympton Parish Council

Reason for Vacancy - Resignation of Cllr. Trudy Herniman
Election Day - No election requested
Stage - Co-option 1 December 2022

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


Tawstock Northern Urban Parish Council

Reason for Vacancy - Resignation of Cllr. Helen Blackman
Election Day - No election requested
Stage - Co-option 24 November 2022

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


Chittlehampton Parish Council

Reason for Vacancy - Resignation of Cllr. Martin Ives
Election Day - No election requested
Stage - Co-option 14 November 2022

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


North Devon District Council
District Ward of Landkey

Reason for Vacancy - Resignation of Cllr. David Luggar
Election Day - Thursday 8 December 2022
Stage – Notice of Poll and Situation of Polling Stations published 21 November 2022

Notice of Election (pdf 10kb)

Notice of Election Agents (pdf 10kb)

Notice of Poll and Situation of Polling Stations (pdf 73kb)

The following persons are validly nominated:

AGNEW, Nicholas John - Labour Party

HAWORTH-BOOTH, Mark - Green Party Candidate

HOARE, David William - The Conservative Party Candidate

NEL, Victoria Clare - Liberal Democrats

Applications to register to vote must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 12 midnight on Tuesday 22 November 2022. Applications can be made online: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes and amendments or cancellations of proxy votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Lynton House, Commercial Road, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 1DG by 5pm on Wednesday, 23rd November 2022.

New 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 Wednesday, 30th November 2022.

Applications to vote by emergency proxy at this election on 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 Thursday, 8th December 2022.  The physical incapacity must have occurred after 5pm on Wednesday, 30th November 2022.  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 Wednesday, 30th November 2022