In response to the COVID-19 emergency, the UK Government has passed the Local Government and Police and Crime Commissioner (Coronavirus) (Postponement of Elections and Referendums) Regulations 2020 and the Coronavirus Act 2020. This postpones all scheduled polls until May 2021.

The date for any elections requested as a result of a casual vacancy will not be fixed by the Returning Officer until the public health situation has become clearer. Therefore the below seats will remain vacant and will be filled by election when circumstances allow.

A Notice of Election will be published once a date is confirmed.

Name of Town/Parish CouncilNumber of Vacancies
Lamerton Parish Council4
Sampford Courtenay Parish Council1

Likewise, it is not possible to hold Neighbourhood Plan Referendums at the current time. Below is a list of Neighbourhood Planning Areas ready to go to Referendum but on hold at present:

  • North Tawton Neighbourhood Plan Referendum