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Vacancies

Standing for election, elections are held every four years. Candidates must complete nomination papers available from the Parish Clerk and local Returning Officer at North Devon District Council, Barnstaple.

By-election - occurs in the event a standing councillor ceases to hold office mid term. From the date of public notification, electors have 14 days excluding weekends, public holidays and certain specified days to request a poll to fill the vacancy. If a poll is claimed by at least ten electors then an election to fill the vacancy must be called within 60 days of the original notification of vacancy.

Co-option - Where a poll is not claimed, then the Parish Council is obliged to co-opt, if the period of time until the next full election is greater than six months. Interested persons may apply in writing to the clerk. Applications are considered by Council and the successful applicant co-opted by resolution of Council.

Code of Conduct - Councillors in signing their declaration of acceptance of office commit to abiding by the Council's Code of Conduct.

Documents required to be completed by interested persons *






What is a parish council

Consent to Co-Option *

What does a cllr do

Acceptance of Office *

Good Cllr Guide

Registering Interests *

Standing for Election

Code of Conduct