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Current Town and Parish Council Vacancies

Following advice from government to reduce the spread of Covid-19, the Electoral Services’ Team has moved to home-based working thereby avoiding unnecessary travel as well as protecting our staff and electors.

However, we are working hard to keep the service operating effectively in the face of unprecedented challenges. We have procedures in place to deal with the post but would encourage all electors to use online functions, as this will speed the process up.

The Government has introduced new Regulations allowing Returning Officers to postpone all elections until 6 May 2021.  Other electoral legislation has not been altered and we have to continue to carry out these functions within the Public Health for England guidelines.  This includes advertising casual vacancies and all electoral registration functions.

Thank you for your understanding during this unprecedented time. 

Current vacancies

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(Please also refer to the Current and Forthcoming Elections page.)

The following councils have a vacancy for a councillor: 

CouncilWard (if appropriate)VacanciesLast date for election requestsOutcome
Perranarworthal Parish Council     31 March 2020  By election called - more details to follow  
St Austell Town Council  Mount Charles Ward  1   15 June 2020  By election called - more details to follow 
Penryn Town Council  East Ward  1 July 2020  By election called - more details to follow  
Penryn Town Ward  West Ward  24 July 2020  By election called - more details to follow 
Launceston Town Council  Launceston South Ward  31 July 2020  By election called - more details to follow  
Gwinear-Gwithian Parish Council  Gwithian Ward  20 August 2020  Co-option  
Hayle Town Council  South Ward  24 August 2020  Co-option 
St Ives Town Council  Lelant and Carbis Bay Ward  24 August 2020  Co-option  
Boyton Parish Council     25 August 2020  Co-option 
Perranarworthal Parish Council     27 August 2020  Co-option 
Crowan Parish Council  Leedstown Ward  1 September 2020  Co-option  
St Levan Parish Council     1 September 2020  Co-option 
Illogan Parish Council  Tehidy Ward  7 September 2020  Co-option 
Maker with Rame Parish Council      1   7 September 2020  Co-option 
Linkinhorne Parish Council     11 September 2020  Co-option 
Luxulyan Parish Council     1   11 September 2020   Co-option 
Sancreed Parish Council     1   11 September 2020  Co-option  
Sheviock Parish Council     1   11 September 2020  Co-option 
Mevagissey Parish Council     14 September 2020  Co-option 
St Dennis Parish Council     14 September 2020  Co-option  
Lanivet Parish Council     14 September 2020  Co-option  
Pelynt Parish Council     21 September 2020    
St Austell Bay Parish Council  Charlestown Ward  1   21 September 2020    
St Wenn Parish Council     1   21 September 2020    
Camborne Town Council  Pendarves Ward  25 September 2020    
Morval Parish Council     1   25 September 2020     
Sennen Parish Council     2   25 September 2020     
St Levan Parish Council     1   25 September 2020    
St Winnow Parish Council     1   25 September 2020    
Madron Parish Council  Gulval Ward  28 September 2020    
Maker with Rame Parish Council     28 September 2020    
St Dominic Parish Council     28 September 2020    
Stithians Parish Council     28 September 2020    
Budock Parish Council      2  1 October 2020    
Mylor Parish Council      1  1 October 2020    
Sithney Parish Council   Sithney Ward   1  1 October 2020    
Lanhydrock Parish Council      1  8 October 2020    
Menheniot Parish Council      1  8 October 2020    
St Merryn Parish Council      1  8 October 2020     
Sancreed Parish Council     8 October 2020     
Carn Brea Parish Council  Barncoose Ward   1   9 October 2020     
Carn Brea Parish Council  Pool Ward  9 October 2020    
Carn Brea Parish Council  Tolgus Ward   1   9 October 2020    
Dobwalls and Trewidland Parish Council  Dobwalls Ward   1   9 October 2020    
Lanivet Parish Council     1   9 October 2020    
St Agnes Parish Council  Mount Hawke Ward  9 October 2020    
Wadebridge Town Council  Wadebridge West Ward  1   9 October 2020    

 

If you are interested in becoming a Parish or Town Councillor you will need to meet the criteria below. 

If you do meet the criteria, please contact your Parish or Town Clerk to express your interest if a vacancy becomes available.

A candidate for a Parish or Town Council is qualified if:

  • he or she is a British citizen, Commonwealth citizen, citizen of the Irish Republic or a citizen of another European Union State.
  • has attained 18 years of age, and
  • is either:
    • in the register of electors for that Parish/Town or has during the whole of the preceding twelve months
    • occupied land as owner or tenant
    • had a principal place of work there
    • resided in or within 4.8 kilometres of it.

Information on this procedure is available from the Parish Clerk vacancy information page