In the 2013 election 8 out of 20 Penzance Town Councillors 'duly elected’ received no votes at all! Electors in Newlyn/Mousehole, Heamoor and Gulval had no choice as to who represented them. Their representatives had already been ‘duly elected’ simply because they had put themselves forward and nobody had stood against them. This is not to discredit those public spirited individuals who put themselves forward but it is an indication of local democracy undermined by apathy.
The Note of Election will be published by Cornwall Council on the 20 March 2017 and the deadline for nominations will be 4 pm on 4 April 2017.