Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner and Local Elections - Thursday 6 May 2021

Elections in 2021

An election for the next Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner (PFCC) was held on Thursday 6 May 2021.

PFCCs are elected every four years and are elected representatives who oversee a police force and fire service area. One PFCC is elected for all of North Yorkshire.

On the same day there were also be by-elections for the Camblesforth and Carlton District Ward, and for Church Fenton Parish Council.

Elections for North Yorkshire County Councillors that had been expected to also take place in 2021 were deferred until May 2022. 

Church Fenton Parish Council Election Petition

In the matter of the Representation of the People Act 1983, an election petition was submitted in relation to the Parish Council Election for Church Fenton, held on 6 May 2021. You can view the petition here.

The notice setting out the dates for the trial can be viewed here.

The notice of the hand-down of the judgement has been received and can be viewed online here.

Notices

All the relevant notices for the elections are published online here; please see below.

Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Election

Declaration of Result for the second count totals - Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Election for North Yorkshire

Declaration of Results for the first count total - Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Election for North Yorkshire

Verification statement - Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Election for North Yorkshire

Declaration of Result for Selby (stage 2) - Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Election for North Yorkshire

Declaration of Result for Selby (stage 1) - Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Election for North Yorkshire 

Verification Statement for Selby - Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Election for North Yorkshire 

Camblesforth and Carlton Ward by-election

Declaration of Result - Camblesforth and Carlton Ward

Church Fenton Parish by-election

Declaration of Result - Church Fenton Parish Council

Sherburn in Elmet Parish by-election

Notice of Uncontested Election - Sherburn in Elmet Parish Council

Candidate Election Address for the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Election

Candidates in the PFCC Election for North Yorkshire can write and published online an election address. An election address is a campaign statement that a candidate makes to persuade electors to vote for them. These are available online here.

Candidates and Agents 

The Electoral Commission's  resources and guidance is available online; candidates and agents were strongly encouraged to make use of the guidance. Links to the appropriate sections are set out below:

- Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Elections 

- Local Elections

- Parish Elections 

Covid-19 and the Election

Due to Covid-19, the elections required additional provisions to make polling stations safe for voters and staff. Risk assessments were being undertaken and a number of measures implemented to ensure everyone's safety. Staff were issued with safety equipment such as screens, hand sanitizer, gloves, masks, additional signage and cleaning products to keep the polling station clean throughout the day. There may have been a limit to the number of voters that could enter a station at any one time, one-way systems may have been implemented, social distancing was in force and voters were required to wear a mask over their nose and mouth in polling stations (unless exempt). Voters were also be encouraged to bring their own pencil or pen with them, but we were still provided with pencils as usual if needed. The safety of voters and staff was and still is very important to us - training was delivered to all staff on best practice for delivering a Covid secure election. 

To find out where your polling station was, please check your poll card or please enter your post code on the Democracy Club Polling Station Finder

Contact Us

The best way to contact the Electoral Registration Team is by email at electoralregistration@selby.gov.uk or by calling 01757 705101.