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Election of one Town Councillor for Newton Abbot Bushell Ward

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1. Vacancy for one Councillor

There is a vacancy for one Councillor in the Bushell ward of Newton Abbot Town Council. As we have received the requisite number of requests to fill the vacancy by election, an election will be held on Thursday 8 February 2024.

Important dates:

  • Publication of Notice of Election - Thursday 4 January
  • Delivery of nomination papers - from 10am on Friday 5 January until 4pm on Friday 12 January
  • Deadline for registration applications - 12 midnight on Tuesday 23 January
  • Deadline for applications to vote by post - 5pm on Wednesday 24 January
  • Deadline for applications to vote by proxy - 5pm on Wednesday 31 January
  • Deadline to apply for Voter Authority Certificate - 5pm on Wednesday 31 January
  • Polling Day – 7am to 10pm Thursday 8 February

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. Please bear in mind that our offices will be closed from 12 noon on Friday 22 December until 8.30am on Tuesday 2 January.  If you wish to obtain a nomination pack during this period you can download the relevant forms 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 12 January.  You can deliver your completed papers on any working day (Mon to Fri) between the hours of 10am and 4pm, from Friday 5 January.  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