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General election 2019

​A general election will take place on Thursday 12 December 2019. The deadline to register to vote is Tuesday 26 November 2019 and the deadline for postal vote registration is 5pm the same day.

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On 2 May 2019 there were referendums for Torquay, Paignton and the Brixham Peninsula Neighbourhood Plans.

The referendum asked if you want us to use the Neighbourhood Plan for your area to help it make a decisions about local planning applications. The results of the referendum are as follows:

Referendum on the Neighbourhood Plan for Torquay

Electorate: 49,239 | Ballot Papers Issued: 16,488 | Turnout: 33.5%

Do you want Torbay Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Torquay to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?
  • Yes - 14,062
  • No - 2,103
Rejected ballot papers for the Torquay Neighbourhood Plan referendum.
Description Number
Want of an official mark 0
Voting for more answers than required 3
Writing or mark by which voter could be identified 2
Being unmarked or wholly void for uncertainty 316
Total rejected 321

Referendum on the Neighbourhood Plan for Paignton

Electorate: 36,461 | Ballot Papers Issued: 12,080 | Turnout: 33.1%

Do you want Torbay Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Paignton to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?
  • Yes - 10,379
  • No - 1,430
Rejected ballot papers for the Paignton Neighbourhood Plan referendum.
Description Number
Want of an official mark 0
Voting for more answers than required 7
Writing or mark by which voter could be identified 0
Being unmarked or wholly void for uncertainty 265
Total rejected 272

Referendum on the Neighbourhood Plan for Brixham

Electorate: 16,075 | Ballot Papers Issued: 6,314 | Turnout: 39.3%

Do you want Torbay Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Brixham to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?
  • Yes - 5,570
  • No - 693
Rejected ballot papers for the Brixham Neighbourhood Plan referendum.
Description Number
Want of an official mark 26
Voting for more answers than required 2
Writing or mark by which the voter could be identified 2
Being unmarked or wholly void for uncertainty 21
Total rejected 51