Penzance Town Centre

Penzance Town Centre

Saturday 10 April 2021

Nominations for 6 May 21 Election - Penzance

Nominations for the 6 May election have closed (8 Apr) and the lists have been published (Cornwall Council and town/parish councils) .   

Penzance Council has 20 councillor seats spread between 4 wards.  A total of 30 nominations have been accepted.

Heamoor & Gulval:        3 seats,    4 candidates 

Penzance Promenade:    6 seats,    9 candidates (inc. 8 current councillors)

Penzance East:              6 seats,    9 candidates 

Newlyn & Mousehole:    5 seats,     8 candidates  

 There will be vote for Penzance Councillors in all four wards for the first time in over 12 years.  In the 2017 eight councillors (40%) were ‘duly elected’ and joined Penzance Council without receiving a single vote because too few candidates came forward to make a vote necessary and possible.  This is not knocking the public- spirited individuals who stood and served on the Council but it is not ‘democracy in action’ when the electorate don’t have a choice over who represents them. 

There will be no vote on 6 May for town councillors for St Ives or Newquay.   Camborne will have a vote in 1 out of 3 wards and Falmouth 2 out of 4 wards.   Smaller parishes really struggle to get people to stand for election – there will be no parish council votes in Penzance’s neighbouring parishes (Madron, St Buryan, Marazion or Ludgvan).   More details to follow for Penzance electoral districts and wards.

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