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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 - no election until 6 May 2021 
St Austell Town Council  Mount Charles Ward  1   15 June 2020  By election called - no election until 6 May 2021
Penryn Town Council  East Ward  1 July 2020  By election called - no election until 6 May 2021
Penryn Town Ward  West Ward  24 July 2020  By election called - no election until 6 May 2021
Launceston Town Council  Launceston South Ward  31 July 2020  By election called - no election until 6 May 2021
Sennen Parish Council     2   25 September 2020   By election called - no election until 6 May 2021
Maker with Rame Parish Council     28 September 2020  By election called - no election until 6 May 2021
St Ives Town Council East Ward 1 23 October 2020 Co-option 
Camborne Town Council  Roskear Ward  30 October 2020  Co-option 
Cardinham Parish Council    30 October 2020 Co-option 
Jacobstow Parish Council   30 October 2020  Co-option 
Launceston Town Council  Launceston South Ward  30 October 2020  By election called - no election until 6 May 2021 
Quethiock Parish Council    30 October 2020  Co-option
St Cleer Parish Council   30 October 2020  Co-option 
Perranzabuloe Parish Council Perranporth Ward 1 2 November 2020 Co-option
Sancreed Parish Council   1 5 November 2020 Co-option 
Mevagissey Parish Council   2 6 November 2020 Co-option 
Linkinhorne Parish Council   1 12 November 2020 Co-option 
Torpoint Town Council   1 16 November 2020 Co-option 
Michaelstow Parish Council   1 16 November 2020 Co-option 
Menheniot Parish Council   1 17 November 2020 Co-option 
Mylor Parish Council   1 17 November 2020 Co-option 
Pelynt Parish Council   1 17 November 2020 Co-option 
St Cleer Parish Council   1 17 November 2020 Co-option 
Poundstock Parish Council   2 18 November 2020 Co-option 
Wadebridge Town Council Wadebridge West Ward  1 18 November 2020 Co-option
Dobwalls and Trewidland Parish Council Trewidland Ward 1 19 November 2020 Co-option 
Lanivet Parish Council   1 19 November 2020  Co-option 
North Petherwin Parish Council   1 19 November 2020  Co-option 
Maker with Rame Parish Council   1 24 November 2020 By election called - no election until 6 May 2021 
St Breock Parish Council    24 November 2020  Co-option
Truro City Council Boscawen Ward 1 26 November 2020  
Penzance Town Council East Ward 1 26 November 2020  
St Dominic Parish Council   1 27 November 2020  
Hayle Town Council South Ward 1 27 November 2020  
Lewannick Parish Council   1 30 November 2020  
Landrake with St Erney Parish Council   1 1 December 2020  
Withiel Parish Council   1 1 December 2020  
Marazion Parish Council   1 10 December 2020  
Camelford Town Council   1 Not applicable No by-election required. Town Council may co-opt.
St Agnes Parish Council St Agnes Ward Not applicable No by-election required. Parish Council may co-opt.
Mevagissey Parish Council   1 Not applicable No by-election required. Parish Council may co-opt.
St Dominic Parish Council   1 Not applicable No by-election required. Parish Council may co-opt.

 

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