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Recent and upcoming elections


Atherington Parish Council

Reason for Vacancy - Resignation of Cllr. Rebecca Large
Election Day - To be advised if election requested
Stage - Notice of Vacancy published 28 September 2022

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

If by 18 October 2022 (14 days excluding Dies Non, after the date of this notice) a request for an election to fill said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer at the address below by TEN electors for the said Parish, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.

If an election is called, it will take place not later than 20 December, 2022

Example Form for Request - Ten Names (pdf 7kb)


Kings Nympton Parish Council

Reason for Vacancy - Resignation of Cllr. Sarah Howland
Election Day - To be advised if election requested
Stage - Notice of Vacancy published 16 September 2022

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

If by 7 October 2022 (14 days excluding Dies Non, after the date of this notice) a request for an election to fill said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer at the address below by TEN electors for the said Parish, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.

If an election is called, it will take place not later than 9 December, 2022

Example Form for Request - Ten Names (pdf 7kb)


Tawstock Northern Urban Parish Council

Reason for Vacancy - Resignation of Cllr. Michelle Ward
Election Day - To be advised if election requested
Stage - Notice of Vacancy published 14 September 2022

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

If by 5 October 2022 (14 days excluding Dies Non, after the date of this notice) a request for an election to fill said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer at the address below by TEN electors for the said Parish, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.

If an election is called, it will take place not later than 7 December, 2022

Example Form for Request - Ten Names (pdf 7kb)


Kings Nympton Parish Council

Reason for Vacancy - Resignation of Cllr. Adrian Lake
Election Day - No election requested
Stage - Co-option 29 September 2022

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


South Molton Town Council

Reason for Vacancy - Non attendance of Cllr. Terry King
Election Day - Thursday 3 November 2022 (if contested) 
Stage - Notice of Election published 22 September 2022

Number of Town Councillors to be elected - One

Forms of nomination for the Parish Election may be obtained from Clerk to Parish Council or Lynton House, Commercial Road, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 1DG from the Returning Officer who will, at the request of an elector for any electoral area prepare a nomination paper for signature. A nomination pack is also available to download (Word 296kb)

Nomination papers must be delivered by hand to the Returning Officer, Lynton House, Commercial Road, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 1DG on any day after the date of this notice between the hours of 10am but no later than 4 pm on Friday, 7th October 2022.

Applications to register to vote must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 12 midnight on Tuesday 18 October 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 5 pm on Wednesday, 19th October 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 5 pm on Wednesday, 26th October 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 5 pm on Thursday, 3rd November 2022. The physical incapacity must have occurred after 5 pm on Wednesday, 26th October 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 5 pm on Wednesday, 26th October 2022


Election of Parish Councillor for Bishop's Tawton

Reason for Vacancy - Resignation of Cllr. Susan Barber
Election Day - 29 September 2022
Stage - Notice of Uncontested election published 2 September 2022

Number of Parish Councillors to be elected - One

Only one nomination paper was received. The following person is elected unopposed:

Anna Clare Higgo Stopes


Mortehoe Parish Council

Reason for Vacancy - Resignation of Cllr. Ron Ley
Election Day - No election requested
Stage - Co-option 13 September 2022

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


Chulmleigh Parish Council

Reason for Vacancy - Death of Cllr. Sue Croft
Election Day - No election requested
Stage - Co-option 8 September 2022

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


Barnstaple Town Council (Fort Hill Ward)

Reason for Vacancy - Death of Cllr. Jane Wilsher
Election Day - No election requested
Stage - Co-option 26 August 2022

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


Romansleigh Parish Council

Reason for Vacancy - Death of Cllr. Tim Doe
Election Day - No election requested
Stage - Co-option 24 August 2022

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


Berrynarbor Parish Council

Reason for Vacancy - Resignation of Resignation of Cllr. Andy Burch
Election Day - No election requested
Stage - Co-option 16 August 2022

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


Election of Parish Councillors for Combe Martin 

Reason for Vacancy - Resignations of Cllr Simon Daukes and Cllr David Hatherley
Election Day - 22 September 2022
Stage - Notice of Poll and Situation of Polling Stations published 6 September 2022

Number of Parish Councillors to be elected - Two

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Election of a Town Councillor for Barnstaple (Pilton & Yeo Valley Ward)

Reason for Vacancy -Non-attendance of Cllr Jake Slee
Election Day – 22 September 2022
Stage – Notice of Poll and Situation of Polling Stations published 6 September 2022

Number of Parish Councillors to be elected - One

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