There are three electoral wards, unusual for rural parishes in Caradon, but necessary because of the different nature of the wards.

Hessenford, the smallest ward, has 139 electors living in 69 houses and represented by 3 parish councillors
Seaton, slightly larger, has 249 electors living in 110 houses and 29 flats represented by 3 parish councillors
Downderry, by far the largest ward , has 719 electors , 297 houses and 56 flats represented by 5 parish councillors

The inequality of representation is well known, but the present arrangement has the advantage that no single ward can automatically win an open vote in the council. Neither is there a single member ward!