Due to the recent resignation of Councillor Paul Millar and Councillor John Humphries, there are currently two vacancies on Exmouth Town Council – one each in Town Ward and Littleham Ward respectively.

East Devon District Council has received valid petitions for both of these vacancies, but under current legislation (Local Government and Police and Crime Commission (Coronavirus – Postponement of Elections and Referendums) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 and the Coronavirus Act 2020) polls cannot take place until 6th May 2021 .

Notice of Littleham Ward Vacancy
Notice of Town Ward Vacancy

More detailed information on how to stand for election is available from the Electoral Commission: www.electoralcommission.org.uk or from East Devon District Council’s Election Officer on 01395 517500.

These vacancies are in addition to the existing Councillor vacancy in Withycombe Ward which has arisen as a result of there being insufficient candidates being validly nominated at the ordinary local council election in May 2019. The Town Council would like to fill this vacancy by co-option as soon as possible.

No special qualifications are required to be a Councillor but please note that the Full Council meetings are held in the evening and, under present legislation, the Town Council is not permitted to contribute to the cost of Councillors’ childcare or care of dependents. Additional Committee and Working Party meetings take place during the day and evening, as and when required.

If you would like to put yourself forward for co-option as a Town Councillor, please get in touch with the Town Clerk or download an application pack.

If more than one person indicates their interest in being co-opted as a Town Councillor, candidates will be asked to attend the next Full Council meeting to give a short verbal statement about why they are interested in the role. The Town Council will make its decision by a majority vote.

Please see the following resources for more information:

https://www.gov.uk/understand-how-your-council-works

https://www.gov.uk/government/get-involved/take-part/become-a-councillor