Elections are an important democratic process. Having a strongly contested election is essential to having a healthy, refreshed council, brimming with enthusiasm and ready to serve your community for the years ahead.
Remember, just because someone had been a councillor before, it does not mean they are guaranteed to be a councillor again. You may find yourselves with an entirely new council!
If you are community-minded and care about people and our environment, then you may like to consider standing for election to the new Stokeinteignhead Parish Council in 2015.
You can get your nomination papers from Teignbridge, who are the body responsible for administering the election process, and these will need to be completed and returned on Forde House in person by 9th April 2015.
Please note that you do not need to contact or apply via the current Parish Council. Your nomination for election will be kept confidential and no-one will know who is standing for election until Teignbridge releases its official “Publication Of Statements Of Persons Nominated” on 10th April 2015.
Polling Day is 7th May 2015.
The parish has approx 650 registered voters and includes Rocombe and Teignharvey as well as the village itself.
The full term is 4 years (though you could step down before then if your circumstances change).
No previous experience is necessary- Good Luck!
For additional information regarding local elections or a nomination pack please contact:
Electoral Services Manager
Governance & Communications
Teignbridge District Council
Tel: 01626 215103
As election information is released this shall be made available at www.teignbridge.gov.uk/elections2015