Elections Information

Here is a summary of the type of elections held in the Selby district...


The Local Authorities (Referendums) (Petitions) (England) Regulations 2011

The Local Government Act 2000 provides that electors in the Council's area can petition the Council to hold a referendum on whether a local authority should change to a different form of governance.

A petition must be signed by at least 5% of the local government electors. In accordance with the above regulations, the number that is equal to 5% of the number of local government electors shown in the revised register of electors having effect on the 15 February 2021 is 3517. This figure will have effect for the purposes of determining the validity of petitions presented from 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022.

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Other referendums

From time to time national referendums are held. These are usually administered in the Selby district by Selby District Council.

In 2011 a UK-wide referendum was held on whether to change the system for electing Members of Parliament.

In 2016 a UK-wide referendum was held on whether the UK should leave, or remain in, the European Union.

National Elections

UK Parliamentary elections

Selby District Council is the responsible authority for conducting the election for the Parliamentary seat of Selby and Ainsty. The Ainsty part of the constituency includes four wards in Harrogate Borough – Marston Moor, Ouseburn, Ribston, and Spofforth with Lower Wharfedale.

Nigel Adams (Conservatives) is the MP for Selby and Ainsty. You can find out more about Mr Adams here.

The last Parliamentary elections were held in Great Britain on Thursday 8 June 2017. For results see here.

The next Parliamentary General Election is scheduled for May 2022.

European Parliamentary elections

European Parliamentary elections take place every five years. The last European Parliamentary elections were held on 22 May 2014, with 73 MEPs elected to the 12 electoral regions in the UK. For results see here.

The Yorkshire and Humber region currently has 6 MEPs. You can find more information here.

Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner (PFCC) elections

The role of Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner (PFCC) was created in 2012. PFCCs are elected to have overall responsibility for policing in their area. There are 41 PFCCs covering England and Wales, one for each of the Police Areas outside London.

The PFCC election takes place every four years, with the last one taking place on 5 May 2016. Electors in Selby District elect a PFCC for the North Yorkshire Police and Fire Area. For results see here.

Local Government Elections

North Yorkshire County Council elections

Elections of County Councillors for the 9 North Yorkshire County Divisions in Selby District take place every four years, with the next election taking place on Thursday 4 May 2017. For results see here.

For more information about the County Divisions and their corresponding County Councillors, see here.

District Council elections

District Council elections take place every four years.

The last district council elections were held on 7 May 2015. These were the first elections for Selby’s district councillors since the boundary review that reduced the number of council seats from 41 to 31 and amended the boundaries and names of the wards that made up those seats. The next district council election will take place on 2 May 2019.

You can find a list of district councillors and their corresponding wards here. For the election results from the May 2015 polls, see here.

Parish elections

Selby District is comprised of 74 parishes. Local elections for parishes take place every four years.

The last elections took place on 7 May 2015, although not all Parish elections were contested. For results see here.

The next Parish elections will be held on 2 May 2019, on the same day as the elections for Selby District Councillors.