Full details of candidates standing for the East Devon district, towns and parishes elections on Thursday 2 May have now been published.
Trinity Ward, where I have represented us as a Councillor since 2009, is to be contested by Labour Party Candidate Sarah Caroline Birnie. Sarah gives her address on nomination papers as ‘East Devon District’*
The full nomination list shows that two of East Devon District Council’s 30 electoral wards are uncontested – Exmouth Withycombe Raleigh ward (two seats) and Clyst Valley ward (one seat) – which means that three of the council’s 60 seats, have been returned unopposed. The district council election will now focus on the remaining 28 electoral wards and 57 seats. To see the full East Devon District Council nomination list, click below;
Contested town and parish councils are Colyton, Combpyne Rousdon, Dalwood, Exmouth Brixington, Exmouth Halsdon, Exmouth Littleham, Exmouth Town, Kilmington, Ottery St Mary (North), Ottery St Mary (Tipton St John), Ottery St Mary (Town), Sidmouth (East), Sidmouth (North), Sidmouth (Salcombe Regis), Sidmouth (Sidford Village), Sidmouth (South), and Uplyme. To see the full list of candididates nominated for each of the Town and Parish Council click below;
If you want to vote in this important election, residents must be on the electoral register. The deadline to register is just a few days away on Friday 12 April.
It is simple to register online www.gov.uk/register-to-vote which takes just a few minutes. You will need your National Insurance number to register.
If you want to check if you are registered to vote or you would like to register by completing a paper form, then please contact the East Devon Electoral Services Helpline on 01395 571529 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for applications to vote by postal vote is also fast approaching and voters need to apply by 5pm on Monday April 15. To request a postal voting application form please contact Electoral Services on 01395 571529.
*This is as now permitted under The Local Elections (Principal Areas) (England and Wales) (Amendment) (England) Rules 2018, which removes the requirement for candidates to have their home address published on the ballot paper and statement of persons nominated at principal area elections. This will apply for all principal area elections held in England on or after 2 May 2019.