Information about Covid19:
Please read our information on how we are supporting residents and businesses, as well as information on affected services.

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   1 31 March 2020 By election called - more details to follow 
St Austell Town Council Mount Charles Ward 15 June 2020 By election called - more details to follow
Truro City Council Tregolls Ward 1 18 June 2020 Co-option
St Dominic Parish Council   1 22 June 2020 Co-option
Redruth Town Council North Ward 1 25 June 2020 Co-option
Cubert Parish Council    1 25 June 2020 Co-option
North Tamerton Parish Council   1 26 June 2020 Co-option
Withiel Parish Council   1 26 June 2020 Co-option
Ludgvan Parish Council   1 1 July 2020 Co-option
Penryn Town Council East Ward 1 1 July 2020 By election called - more details to follow 
St Day Parish Council   1 1 July 2020 Co-option
Pillaton Parish Council   1 3 July 2020  
Altarnun Parish Council   1 7 July 2020  
Botus Fleming Parish Council   1 10 July 2020  
Carn Brea Parish Council Four Lanes Ward 1 10 July 2020  
Hayle Town Council North Ward 1 10 July 2020  
St Austell Bay Parish Council Duporth Ward 10 July 2020  
St Newlyn East Parish Council St Newlyn East Ward 10 July 2020  


If you are interested in becoming a Parish or Town Councillor you will need to meet the criteria below. If you do, please contact your Parish or Town Clerk to inform them of your interest should a vacancy become available.

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

  • 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 relating to this procedure is available from the Parish Clerk vacancy information page