Local elections

The county’s electorate has gone to the polls to decide the political make-up of a new unitary authority that will be launched in the spring of next year.

The councillors will serve the final year of North Yorkshire County Council and will then for the first four years of the new over-arching single authority. They will shape what public services will look like ahead of the launch of the new North Yorkshire Council on April 1, 2023, making decisions affecting the 600,000-strong population in the county.

The local elections see 90 seats at stake for councillors on the new North Yorkshire Council spread across 89 electoral divisions. One of the divisions - Selby West - will have two members due to the size of its population.

A total of 310 candidates will contest the election, with the Conservative Party fielding candidates in all 90 seats, along with 67 Labour and Co-operative Party candidates, 48 Green Party candidates, 45 Liberal Democrats and 45 Independents. The remaining 15 candidates will be from a range of other smaller parties.

District and borough councils will remain until April 1, 2023, and the councillors serving on those local authorities will continue in their roles until that date.

More details about the new electoral divisions and the May 5 county council elections are available at www.northyorks.gov.uk/elections. To find out about candidates standing in our area visit: www.selby.gov.uk/nycc2022. 

In Selby parish councils were elected in these areas: Cridling Stubbs, Selby North, Selby South, Thorganby.

To find out about candidates in these elections visit: www.selby.gov.uk/nycc2022. 

North Yorkshire County Council Results in the Selby district

CLIFFE AND NORTH DUFFIELD RESULT: Karl Arthur (Conservative Party) 731 votes/Susannah Goodridge (Labour Party) 593 votes. Karl Arthur has been elected as the North Yorkshire County Councillor for Cliffe and North Duffield.

CAWOOD AND ESCRICK RESULT: Georgina Ashton (Conservative Party) 462 votes/John Cattanach (Independent) 903 votes/Rich Harrison (Labour and Co-operative Party) 524 votes. John Cattanach has been elected as the North Yorkshire County Councillor for the division of Cawood and Escrick.

BRAYTON AND BARLOW RESULT: Mark Crane (Conservative Party) 937 votes/Craig Laskey (Labour Party) 701 votes. Mark Crane has been elected as the North Yorkshire County Councillor for the division of Brayton and Barlow.

APPLETON ROEBUCK AND CHURCH FENTON RESULT: Barry Jones (Green Party) 240 votes/Andrew Lee (Conservative Party) 903 votes/Emily Pownall (Labour Party) 575 votes. Andrew Lee has been elected as the North Yorkshire County Councillor for the division of Appleton Roebuck and Church Fenton.

OSGOLDCROSS RESULT: Eric Beechey (Labour Party) 217 votes/Conor Dickinson (Conservative Party) 323 votes /John McCartney (Independent) 1,066 votes. John McCartney has been elected as the North Yorkshire County Councillor for Osgoldcross. 

BARLBY AND RICCALL RESULT: Stephanie Duckett (Labour Party) 797 votes/Charles Richardson (Conservative Party) 668 votes. Stephanie Duckett has been elected as the North Yorkshire County Councillor for the division of Barlby and Riccall.

CAMBLESFORTH AND CARLTON RESULT: John Duggan (Labour Party) 593 votes/Mike Jordan (Conservative Party) 839 votes. Mike Jordan has been elected as the North Yorkshire County Councillor for the division of Camblesforth and Carlton.

MONK FRYSTON AND SOUTH MILFORD RESULT: Matt Burton (Labour Party) 847 votes/Tim Grogan (Conservative Party) 1,252 votes/Cherry Waters (Green Party) 237 votes. Tim Grogan has been elected as the North Yorkshire County Councillor for Monk Fryston and South Milford.

SELBY EAST RESULT: Thomas Beharrell (Green Party) 170 votes/David Buckle (Conservative Party) 379 votes/Jack Proud (Labour Party) 636 votes. Jack Proud has been elected as the North Yorkshire County Councillor for Selby East.

SELBY WEST RESULT: Judith Chilvers (Conservative Party) 678 votes /Carol Crutchley (Green Party) 350 votes /Melanie Davis (Labour Party) 1,031 votes /Chris Pearson (Conservative Party) 659 votes, Steve Shaw-Wright (Labour Party) 938 votes. Melanie Davis and Steve Shaw-Wright have been elected as North Yorkshire County Councillors for Selby West.

SHERBURN IN ELMET RESULT: Peter Baumann (Green Party) 340 votes /Bob Packham (Labour Party) 891 vote /Alex Tant-Brown (Conservative Party) 721 votes. Bob Packham has been elected as the North Yorkshire County Councillor for Sherburn in Elmet.  

THORPE WILLOUGHBY AND HAMBLETON RESULT: Cliff Lunn (Conservative Party) 938 votes /Tracey Woods (Labour Party) 731 votes. Cliff Lunn has been elected as North Yorkshire County Councillor for Thorpe Willoughby and Hambleton.

TADCASTER RESULT: Sarah Baumann (Green Party) 96 votes / David Bowgett (Labour Party) 279 votes /Don Mackay (Independent) 534 votes /Kirsty Poskitt (Independent) 868 vote, Richard Sweeting (Conservative Party) 695. Kirsty Poskitt has been elected as North Yorkshire County Councillor for Tadcaster.

North Yorkshire County Council: The total number of votes cast for the Selby area divisions election – 22,780: that’s a turnout of 32.2%.

Below is a breakdown of turnout for all the divisions within the Selby area for the North Yorkshire County Council election: 

Appleton Roebuck & Church Fenton -  1,743 votes 37.17%

Barlby & Riccall -  1,485 votes 31.68%

Brayton & Barlow -  1,645 votes 32.89%

Camblesforth & Carlton -  1,444 votes 29.81%

Cawood & Escrick -  1,897 votes, 42.51%

Cliffe & North Duffield - 1,332 votes 30.09%

Monk Fryston & South Milford - 2,342 votes 34.61%

Osgoldcross - 1,616 votes 32.74%

Selby East - 1,193 votes 21.28%

Selby West - 1,969 votes 25.95%

Sherburn in Elmet - 1,960 votes 29.21%

Tadcaster - 2,475  votes 42.36%

Thorpe Willougby and Hambleton - 1,679 votes 32.41%

Parish election results

The total number of votes cast for the Cridling Stubbs parish council election is 93, a turnout of 65%. Selby Town Council (North Ward) votes 962, a turnout of 21%. Selby Town Council (South Ward) votes 874, a turnout of 20%. Thorganby votes 119, a turnout of 40%.

RESULT: Selby (South) Parish Council Ward –

Sue Andrew (Labour) 495 votes, Thomas Beharrell (Green) 381 votes, Holly Davis (Labour) 395, Melanie Davis (Labour) 399, Craig Laskey (Labour) 333, Wendy Nichols (Labour) 403, Jack Proud (Labour) 489. Sue Andrew, Thomas Beharrell, Holly Davis, Melanie Davis, Wendy Nichols and Jack Proud are elected to five seats on the parish council.

RESULT: Thorganby Parish Council –

Michael Baker 73 votes, Jonathan Beckerlegge 73 votes, David Clegg 65 votes, Stephen Fell 71 votes, Betty Garnham 80 votes, Caroline Hadlington 81 votes, Tracey Read 78 votes, Sarah Rigby 93 votes, Alex Ruston 77 votes, Rob Worthington 95 votes. Michael Baker, Jonathan Beckerlegge, Stephen Fell, Betty Garnham, Caroline Hadlington, Tracey Read, Sarah Rigby, Alex Ruston, Rob Worthington elected to five seats on the parish council.

RESULT: Cridling Stubbs Parish Council –

Mel Blackburn 31 votes, Cherry Bullimore 40 votes, Rod Copley 65 votes, Jackie Howarth 42 votes, Jenny Howarth 44, Ian Phillips 30, Lorna Phillips31, Simon Riley (Ind),43 Janet Senior 39. Cherry Bullimore, Rod Copley, Jackie Howarth, Jenny Howarth and Simon Riley elected to five seats on the parish council.

RESULT: Selby (North) Parish Council Ward –

Carol Crutchley (Green) 379 votes, Keith Franks (Labour) 550 votes, Richard Harrison (Labour) 523 votes, George Lockley (Labour) 521 votes, Fred Matthews (Labour) 608 votes, Steven Shaw-Wright (Labour) 572 votes. Keith Franks, Richard Harrison, George Lockley, Fred Matthews, Steven Shaw-Wright are elected to five seats on the parish council.