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Ashburton and Buckfastleigh

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1. Election of one Teignbridge District Councillor for Ashburton and Buckfastleigh Ward

There is a vacancy for one Councillor in the Ashburton and Buckfastleigh ward of Teignbridge District Council. As we have received the requisite number of requests to fill the vacancy by election, an election will be held on Thursday 2 May 2024.

Important dates

Please remember that all voters must now show suitable photographic ID at the polling station. 

Standing as a candidate at this election

If you wish to stand as a candidate at this election you will need to complete a nomination paper, home address form and consent to nomination. You can obtain a full nomination pack by emailing or by calling 01626 215104. We need to know your name and either the email address or postal address you wish the pack to be sent to. Alternatively, you can obtain a nomination pack from the Electoral Commission website. 

Your completed papers must be hand delivered to the Returning Officer at Forde House, Brunel Road, Newton Abbot, TQ12 4XX by 4pm on Friday 5 April. You can deliver your completed papers on any working day (Mon to Fri excluding bank holidays) between the hours of 10am and 4pm, from Wednesday 27 March. You can make an appointment to do this by emailing or by calling 01626 215104. Although your completed papers must be hand delivered they do not necessarily have to be delivered by you. If you wish, they can be delivered on your behalf by someone you trust. Whoever delivers your papers should be able to wait for a few minutes while they are checked by a member of the elections team, just to make sure there are no mistakes or oversights.

You can also obtain independent advice on standing for election from the Electoral Commission