VOTERS in Teignbridge will have the opportunity to choose 47 new district councillors today, Thursday.

No party has had overall control in the district since the Liberal Democrats held power between 2019 and 2021.

Historically the council has switched between the Lib Dems and Conservatives, with long periods in which no one party has overall control.

Lib Dems currently hold 21 seats and the Tories 11.

An Independent Group of eight councillors, four members of the South Devon Alliance and two other Independents make up the remainder.

Labour has rarely had much sway in Teignbridge but their 16 candidates in the local elections are hoping to change that.

The Tories have 34 candidates across the 24 wards which make up the district. Lib Dems have 43 would-be councillors and there are 26 candidates from South Devon Alliance.

The Greens, Heritage Party, Reform UK and the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) make up the other groups hoping for seats on the council.

For a list of all candidates visit

Many town and parish councils will also be holding elections on the same day. You can see your list of local candidates at

l DON’T FORGET: For the first time you will need to take a form of identification with you to the polling station.