The Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) has undertaken a review of the electoral wards of the district of North Devon and made the following recommendations:

  • North Devon should be represented by 42 councillors, one less than there is now
  • North Devon should have 25 wards, two fewer than there are now
  • The boundaries of most wards will change; five will stay the same

The new arrangements will come into force at the local government elections on Thursday 2 May 2019.

As a result of the changes, the council needs to carry out a review of all the polling districts, polling places and polling stations in the district. The wards have to be sub-divided into smaller geographical areas called polling districts. Each polling district has a polling place where the polling station for the district is located and where electors living in the district will vote.

The consultation period for this review begins on Thursday 1 November 2018 and closes on Monday 3 December.

If you want to comment on the on the arrangement of polling districts and polling places within the boundary of North Devon District Council, email elections@northdevon.gov.uk or write to Judith Dark, Polling District Review, Electoral Services Office, Lynton House, Commercial Road, Barnstaple EX31 1DG.