Elections

Types of elections

Residents in Hambleton District Council are represented by:

  • 28 district councillors
  • 496 parish councillors
  • 11 county council councillors
  • 2 Members of Parliament 
  • 6 members of the European Parliament
  • 1 Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire area

District Elections

Scheduled elections for Hambleton District Council take place every 4 years. 

Parish Elections

The next election will be on Thursday 5 May 2022. In parish elections, you vote to elect somebody to represent your views within your Parish. 

General (Parliamentary) Elections

In general elections, you vote to elect somebody to represent your views in Parliament, as an MP. Hambleton is covered by two areas, Richmond (Yorks) Constituency and Thirsk and Malton Constituency.

County Council Elections

The next election will be held on Thursday 5 May 2022.

Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Election

The North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner elections are held every 4 years, the next one scheduled for 2026. In Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Election, you vote for somebody you want to oversee the police and fire in the North Yorkshire area.

By-Elections

A by-election is held to fill a vacancy that becomes available between regularly scheduled elections. This is usually due to the death or resignation of the person holding the office in question.

Referendums

A referendum is a general vote by the electorate on a single political question, which has been referred to them for a direct decision.

Register to vote

You can't vote in an election if you haven't registered to vote.

Further information

For more information contact Electoral Services on 01609 767130 or elecreg@hambleton.gov.uk

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