Tag Archives : democracy


Council calls for evidence for independent investigation of election problems

Plymouth City Council is asking people affected by electoral administration problems in the lead-up to the General Election on 8 June to tell an independent enquiry about their experiences. The Council announced last week that an independent investigation would be held after it came to light there had been problems with sending out postal vote […]


Statement on people not on the electoral register on polling day

The reason some people arrived at a polling station on Thursday and were told they were not on the electoral register and could not vote was because they had been removed after failing to confirm their eligibility to be registered. At the time that poll cards were sent out a number of electors who had […]


Important information on postal vote packs

The majority of postal voters who did not receive their ballot pack should now have received a replacement. If you haven’t, please contact us on 304866 or 304936 as soon as possible. Replacement packs can be issued from the Council House until 5pm today (this is the legal deadline). All ballot papers issued must be […]


Problems with postal vote packs – update

Replacement postal ballot packs have been delivered to addresses across Plymouth last night and this morning. Special deliveries of packs have also been made to people outside the city who applied for postal votes and did not receive them. The majority of people who did not receive their postal vote pack should now have received […]


Update on postal ballot packs issue

We have been urgently investigating a problem with some people who had applied for a postal vote not receiving their packs. It appears that a computer problem meant 1,510 people who applied for a postal vote did not receive their packs in the post. We are still investigating the cause and will find out what […]


Make sure you’re registered to vote in general election

If you want to vote in the general election on Thursday 8 June and you’re not already on the electoral register you have just over three weeks left to sign up. Anyone who wants to have their say must register by midnight on Monday 22 May. Council Chief Executive Tracey Lee said: “It’s really important […]


Councillor Nick Kelly and Councillor Mrs Wendy Foster

Lord Mayor Designate announces deputy

Lord Mayor Designate, Councillor Mrs Wendy Foster has announced that Councillor Nick Kelly will be her Deputy Lord Mayor when she takes office in May. Councillor Kelly, who represents Moor View ward, works as an independent financial advisor. Born in Plymouth he attended Plymstock School, where he is now an academy governor. Having started his […]


Have you returned your electoral form?

We’re reminding residents to make sure their details are up-to-date and accurate on the electoral register. Around 118,000 household enquiry forms were posted to homes across the city in July as part of the annual voter registration canvass and reminders were sent out at the beginning of September. Around 80,000 forms have been returned so far. […]


Make sure you’re registered to vote

We’re reminding residents to make sure their details are up-to-date and accurate on the electoral register. More than 118,000 forms were posted to households across the city in July as part of the annual voter registration canvass and around 60,000 have so far been returned. We’re now sending reminders out asking people who haven’t responded to […]


Police and Crime Commissioner question time event

Plymouth University is hosting a ‘question time’ event where people will be able to hear from candidates bidding to become Devon and Cornwall’s next Police and Crime Commissioner. Organised by the Plymouth Law School, the public debate will be a chance to find out more about the role and hear from those who have put […]


Register to vote and have your say

Preparations for next year’s elections are already under way and we want residents to make sure they’re able to vote and have their say. More than 116,000 forms have been posted to households across the city as part of our annual voter registration canvass. Residents are being asked to check the forms and make sure the […]


Historic Full Council meeting commemorates Plymouth’s ‘Three Towns’ centenary

Today’s Full Council meeting is being held at Devonport Guildhall to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the amalgamation of the three towns of Devonport, East Stonehouse and Plymouth. Before the historic meeting got under way, freemen and aldermen of the city gathered on the steps of the building in Ker Street to recreate a photo […]