Torridge District Council

Torridge District Council

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Local Authority

Contact Info

Phone Number
+44 1237 428700

Location

Address
Riverbank House
Postal Code
EX39 2QG
City
Main city or town, IE London

Torridge is a local government district in North Devon, England. Its council is based in Bideford. Other towns and villages in the district include Holsworthy, Great Torrington, Hartland and Westward Ho!. The island of Lundy is administratively part of the district. To the south of the district bordering Cornwall, near Welcombe, the rugged coastline has a wild untouched beauty, due to its inaccessibility, but the South West Coast Path is well defined. The district is named after the River Torridge.

Torridge District Council is elected every four years, with currently 36 councillors being elected at each election. In 2007, Torridge registered the high number of opposed candidates in the country, with seven. Independents have had a strong presence on the council for much of its history, with no political party having won a majority until 2015.[2] In 2015 the Conservative party won a small majority of 2 with 19 of the seats on the council,[3] however the council returned to no overall control in 2019 after a large number of independents were elected.

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