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
Scheduled elections for Hambleton District Council take place every 4 years. The next election will be in May 2023. In district elections, you vote to elect somebody to represent your views in your district ward. There are 17 electoral wards in Hambleton.
Scheduled elections for Parishes take place every 4 years. The next election will be in May 2023. In parish elections, you vote to elect somebody to represent your views within your Parish.
General (Parliamentary) Elections
Scheduled elections for General (Parliamentary) Elections take place every 5 years. The next election will be in May 2024.
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.
European Parliamentary Elections
Scheduled European elections take place every 5 years, the last one was held in May 2019. In European Parliamentary Elections, you vote to elect somebody to represent your views in the European Parliament as an MEP. Hambleton is in the Yorkshire and the Humber region.
County Council Elections
Scheduled County Council elections take place every 4 years, the next election was due to be held on 6 May 2021 but now has been postponed until 2022. In county elections, you vote to elect somebody to represent your views in your county division. There are 11 county divisions in Hambleton.
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 6 May 2021. In Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Election, you vote for somebody you want to oversee the police and fire in the North Yorkshire area.
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.
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.
For more information contact Electoral Services on 01609 767130 or [email protected]