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. 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.
 

Parish Elections

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 2022.
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 on 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 elections will be in 2021. In county elections, you vote to elect somebody to represent your views in your county division. There are 11 county divisions in Hambleton.
 

Police and Crime Commissioner Election

The North Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner elections are held every 4 years, the next one scheduled for 7 May 2020. In Police and Crime Commissioner Election, you vote for somebody you want to oversee the police 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.

 

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