May 6th Local Elections – information

May 6th Local Elections – information

Town and Parish Elections and Referendums – 6 May 2021


Elections will go ahead on Thursday 6 May 2021.

The below seats remain vacant and will be filled by elections, due to be held on Thursday 6 May 2021.

A Notice of Election will be published on Wednesday 24 March 2021.

Name of Town/Parish Council

Number of Vacancies

Colyton 1
Exmouth (Town Ward) 1
Exmouth (Littleham Ward) 1
Honiton (St Michael’s Ward) 5
Honiton (St Paul’s Ward) 4
Lympstone 7
Newton Poppleford (Harpford Ward) 1
Sidmouth (East Ward) 1
Sidmouth (Salcombe Regis Ward) 1
Sidmouth (South Ward) 2

How to stand as a candidate at the Town and Parish Council elections

If you are interested in standing as a candidate at any of these elections you can obtain impartial advice and information from the Electoral Commission.

A candidate is validly nominated if they have delivered the following correctly completed forms by close of nominations:

  • the nomination form
  • a home address form
  • a consent to nomination form

If a candidate wishes to stand on behalf of a political party they must also submit the following correctly completed forms by close of nominations:

  • a certificate of authorisation, authorising the use of the party name or a registered description on the ballot paper
  • a written request to use one of the party’s emblems (if desired)

All the relevant forms are included in the nomination pack which is available in the Election Documents section at the bottom of this page.

Before completing a nomination you are advised to read the following guidance:

Delivery of nominations

Prior to hand delivery, all nominations MUST be scanned and submitted electronically to This is to minimise contact during the Covid-19 pandemic. Once your nomination pack has been checked and confirmed as valid, you will be able to make an appointment for hand delivery. 

Nominations must be delivered by hand either by the candidate, their agent, or someone they trust. They must be delivered to the Returning Officer, at Blackdown House in Honiton on any weekday, Monday to Friday (excluding Good Friday and Easter Monday), from 10am on Thursday 25 March and by no later than 4pm on Thursday 8 April.

As our offices are currently closed to the public and we have to ensure that all our election events are Covid secure, we are running an appointments system for candidates to deliver their nominations. You can make an appointment to do this by calling our helpline on 01395 517402. If you want further information or assistance with your nomination you can also contact us by email to

If you require a nomination pack you can print off the parish nomination pack that is available in the Election Documents section at the bottom of this page.  Alternatively, you can request that we post you one by sending an email to and stating your name, address, the election and the area for which you wish to stand.

When obtaining signatures to support your nomination, please bear in mind the following General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) advice:

Revised data protection legislation applies to the processing of all personal data. When collecting subscriber information, you should point out what the information will be used for, how personal data will be processed and kept secure. The lawful basis to collect the information in the nomination form is that it is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest and exercise of official authority as set out in the Representation of the People Act 1983 and associated regulations. You should explain that the information will be shared with the Returning Officer.  For further information about how the General Data Protection Regulation affects you please contact the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Election Documents


Nomination Pack

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