North Devon Council

Election results for 2019

    Elected in 2019
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    21
    21
    +10
    Elected in 2019
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    11
    11
    -8
    Elected in 2019
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    7
    7
    -3
    Elected in 2019
    Total
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    2
    2
    +2
    Elected in 2019
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    0
    0
    -1

Most Recent

Council to bid for £9m news homes funding

Daniel Clark

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Councillors are set to sign off on how £9m of government money will be used to support two major housing schemes in North Devon.

The money, if successfully secured from the Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF), will go towards delivering new housing as part of Ilfracombe's Southern Extension and Barnstaple's Westacott Urban Extension.

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Artist's impression of Barnstaple's Westacott Urban Extension

Both sites have been chosen for development in the joint North Devon and Torridge Local Plan, with more than 800 new homes planned at Westacott and 750 at Ilfracombe.

North Devon Council's Strategy and Resources Committee will meet on 1 July to discuss the HIF applications.

Local Elections 2019: Latest results in Devon

BBC Radio Devon

Devon's Local Election results have been coming in throughout the morning.

  • The Liberal Democrats gained 10 seats in North Devon. They have become the largest party taking 21 of the 42 seats, missing out on taking overall control of the council by a single seat, though one seat is still to be contested due to the death of one of the candidates.
  • Labour retained Plymouth and gained an extra seat. It was a difficult night for the Conservatives in the city, though. They dropped to third place behind UKIP in several wards.
  • Labour has retained control in Exeter. The Green Party won its first seat in the city, with Diana Moore winning in St Davids.
  • No party has won a majority in Torbay, although the Conservatives have the most seats with 15, leading the Liberal Democrats by two.

You can find more news, results, and reaction from Devon's local elections here.

North Devon: As it stands

Hamish Marshall

BBC Spotlight

In North Devon, with 25 of the 41 seats declared so far:

  • Liberal Democrats 17
  • Conservatives 3
  • Independents 4
  • Green Party 1

22 votes are needed to secure a majority.

Councillor's death delays local election

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Walter White
North Devon Council

A serving North Devon councillor who was standing for re-election on Thursday has died.

Walter White, who represents the Chittlehampton ward, and had been a serving councillor since 2011, died on 15 April.

The 69-year-old Independent councillor was the chairman of the Ethics Committee on the district council and was also chairman of Atherington Parish Council.

He was one of the candidates standing in the Chittlehampton ward for the North Devon Council elections being held this week.

A statement from North Devon Council said Mr White had been a district councillor and parish councillor for many years and would be missed.

The council said: "With the district elections coming up, the election for his existing district council seat for Chittlehampton ward will be delayed. Further information will be provided about this when we know more."