Ryedale District Council

Ryedale District Council - elections

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  • Candidates and Agents Briefing

    A new video has been produced to give more details for people considering standing for election in Ryedale.ballot box

    The Candidates and Agents briefing provides information on the forthcoming District, Parish and Town Council elections in Ryedale on Thursday, 7 May 2015, including outlining the election timetable and explaining the nomination process and arrangements for postal vote opening, polling day and the count.

    If you are interested in standing, please take the time to watch the video presented by Janet Waggott (Returning Officer) and Simon Copley (Deputy Returning Officer). If you have any questions as a result of the video, please contact the Business Improvement Team at or phone 01653 600666.

    Please note that the Electoral Commission have subsequently announced revised spending limits for candidates standing in the 2015 District and Parish Elections. The spending limit is now £740 + 6 pence per elector on the register in force on Monday, 2 March 2015.

     

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  • European Parliamentary Election and EU Referendum

    Ryedale is part of the Yorkshire and the Humber region for European Elections. There are currently 6 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) representing the region. Find a list of the current MEPs here. (PDF)

    The results from the European Parliament elections for the Ryedale area and the Yorkshire and the Humber region can found as PDF files below.

    EU Referendum 23 June 2016

    The referendum on whether Britain should remain a member of the European Union was held on Thursday, 23 June 2016. The turnout in the Referendum on the United Kingdom's membership of the European Union in Ryedale was 77.2%. See the 'Certificate of verification totals' attachment for further information.

    The local EU Referendum results for the Ryedale voting area were as follows: 

      Turnout          Remain           Leave         Rejected ballot papers           
    Ryedale   77.2%  14,340  17,710  19

    The total number of ballot papers verified was 32,069

    The total number of eligible electors was 41,529

    For the overall national result of the EU Referendum, please see here

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  • North Yorkshire County Council Election

    The next elections to North Yorkshire County Council will be held on Thursday 4 May 2017. NYCC

    For the County Council elections, Ryedale is divided into six electoral divisions:

    • Kirkbymoorside
    • Pickering
    • Malton
    • Hovingham and Sheriff Hutton
    • Norton
    • Thornton Dale and The Wolds

    A Candidates and Agents briefing for the forthcoming County Council elections was held in the Council Chamber at Ryedale House on Monday 13 February at 5pm. Documentation from the briefing is available below.

    The Notice of Election and electoral division maps are available to download below.

     

     

  • North Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Election

    Elections are held every four years for a Police and Crime Commissioner for each of the 41 police force areas in England and Wales outside London.

    What is the police and crime commissioner election?PCC 280 News

    On 15 September 2011, the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 introduced the role of an elected police and crime commissioner for each of the 41 police force areas in England and Wales outside London.

    Elections are held every four years and in the North Yorkshire police force area, the following councils hold elections.

    • City of York Council
    • Craven District Council
    • Hambleton District Council
    • Harrogate Borough Council
    • Richmondshire District Council
    • Ryedale District Council
    • Scarborough Borough Council
    • Selby District Council

    For each police force area, one council acts as the lead authority to undertake the nominations of candidates and co-ordination of the results.  For North Yorkshire, the lead authority is Ryedale District Council.

    The last election was held on 6 May 2017 and Julia Mulligan was elected as the Police and Crime Commissioner for York and North Yorkshire.

    The turnout for York and North Yorkshire elections is 135,642 (22.47 per cent). The highest percentage of residents to vote was Craven with a turn out of 33.98 per cent.

    In the 2012 PCC elections, the highest percentage of residents to vote was Ryedale with a turn out of 16.75 per cent in per cent, with an overall regional turnout of 88,615 (14.3 per cent).

    What is Supplementary Voting?

    Police and Crime Commissioners will be elected using the supplementary voting system.  This is currently the system used to elect mayors, which is the closest role to the new Police and Crime Commissioners.

    Voting will be by way of a simple majority system unless there are 3 or more candidates.  If there are 3 or more candidates then the commissioner will be returned under the supplementary vote system.

    Under the supplementary vote system, a voter is asked to indicate first and second preferences, if no candidate has 50 per cent of the first preference votes, the two candidates with the highest number of first preference votes go forward to a second round.

    In the second round of counting ballots indicating a first preference for a candidate that lost the first round are reallocated according to the second preference indicated in the ballot paper.

    How can I find out more?

    There is information available from GOV.UK.

    Contact

    For more information or to discuss any points regarding standing for election, please Email Elections or tel. 01653 600666

     

  • North Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Election results

    Police crime commissioner 140 100The public voted in their thousands today to appoint Julia Mulligan as their new Police and Crime Commissioner for York and North Yorkshire.

    Janet Waggott , Police Area Returning Officer for North Yorkshire Police Authority and Chief Executive of Ryedale District Council made the announcement today (Thursday, 6 May 2016) at the results centre in Malton.

    Congratulations to Julia on her new appointment. Today, she joins 41 newly elected commissioners across the country, which form part of a central service within the Police workforce. I look forward to working with Julia, as part of our commitment to deliver the North Yorkshire Community Safety Partnership, and also our partner commissioners to help them deliver their key priorities"

    Janet Waggott

    The turnout for York and North Yorkshire elections is 135,642 (22.47 per cent). The highest percentage of residents to vote was Craven with a turn out of 33.98 per cent. Notice of result attached below.

    In the 2012 PCC elections, the highest percentage of residents to vote was Ryedale with a turn out of 16.75 per cent in per cent, with an overall regional turnout of 88,615 (14.3 per cent).

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    Photo – Julia Mulligan and Janet Waggott

  • Notice of NYCC Election

    NYCC NewsThe Notice of Election to elect a new North Yorkshire County Council has been published today.

    The election is to be held on Thursday, 4 May 2017 to elect a new North Yorkshire County Council for the next four years.

    The four-yearly elections will cover all 72 County Council seats across 68 divisions.

    Before election day, there are important dates for anyone who is not yet registered to vote or who will not be able to vote in person on the day. Thousands of county residents who are eligible to vote are not registered. If you are not already on the electoral register, you have until 13 April 2017 to register or you will not have a vote.

    If you have not received a poll card by 28 March, you may not be registered. Visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote to register or contact our Elections Team on 01653 600666.

    For people who are registered to vote, but who will not be able to attend a polling station on 4 May, deadlines are also approaching for the submission of postal vote and proxy vote applications. People have until 5pm on Tuesday, 18 April to apply for a postal vote and until 5pm on Tuesday, 25 April 2017 for a proxy vote.

    Anyone who wants to stand as a candidate in the 4 May election must submit their nomination by 4pm on Tuesday, 4 April 2017. Please contact us for more information.

     

  • Parish Council Election

    The District of Ryedale is divided into 121 Parishes of which 91 Parishes are large enough to have their own Parish Councillors. The remaining Parishes hold regular Parish Meetings.

    Every Parish must have an annual Parish Meeting, which all Local Government electors for the Parish are entitled to attend. Elections for Parish/Town Council Elections are held at the same time as District Elections and Parish/Town Councillors are elected for a term of four years.

    For guidance from the Electoral Commission for Candidates and Agents, please see here.

     

     

     

  • Publication of the Statement of Persons Nominated for the North Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Election

    The Statement of Persons Nominated and the Notice of Election Agents for the Election of Police and Crime Commissioner for the North Yorkshire Police Area on Thursday 5 May 2016 has now been published and is available to view below.

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  • Referenda

    A Referendum is a vote of an entire electorate on a law or proposal and there are different types of Referenda that can take place.

     

    The Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (PPERA)
    This established a fixed legal framework for the conduct of any referendum held across Scotland, Wales, England or Northern Ireland, and regional referendums within England.

    Mayoral Referendum
    The Local Government Act 2000 changed the way Local Authorities in England and Wales operated. Most Local Authorities, except some of the smaller District Councils in the area of a County Council, operate one of three types of executive arrangement set out in the Act, two of which involve a directly elected Mayor: Mayor and Cabinet, and Mayor and Council Manager. The other involves a Leader (who is elected by Councillors) and Cabinet.

    Other Referenda
    Referenda or 'consultations' are regularly used by Councils to obtain public opinion on local issues. These are not regulated by law.

  • Review of Polling Districts, Polling Places and Polling Stations

    Closed: 30 November 2013

    The Council conducted a review of polling districts, polling places and polling stations within the District, in order to ensure that all electors have such reasonable facilities for voting as are practicable.

    Representations were invited from electors, local political groups, parish councils and local community groups.

    The recommendations of the (Acting) Returning Officer were considered by Full Council on Thursday, 6 March 2014 and the report and minutes from the meeting are now available. Paper copies are available at Ryedale House, Malton and at all Ryedale libraries.

  • Ryedale District Council Election

    The Ryedale District consists of 20 District Wards

    1 x 3 Member ward,

    8 x 2 Member wards and

    11 x 1 Member wards.

    There are 30 democratically elected Councillors on Ryedale District Council who represent the diverse and wide geographic spread of the residents of the District.

    The Local Government elections for the Ryedale District were held on Thursday, 7 May 2015, with the Derwent District Ward By-Election taking place on Thursday 17 December 2015.

    District Election Results Map - Updated December 2015 following the Derwent District Ward by-election

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    Election results by party
    Party Name

    Seats won

    Conservative 19
    Independent 5
    Liberal 4
    Liberal Democrats 2
    Green Party 0
    Labour 0
    UK Independence Party 0

     A detailed breakdown for each ward can be found here.

    Election summary for Wards
    Wards

    Elected candidates

    Elected party or parties

    Amotherby Ward Fiona Anne Farnell  Conservative
    Ampleforth Ward Jim Bailey  Conservative
    Cropton Ward John Samuel Clark Liberal
    Dales Ward Janet Frank  Conservative
    Derwent Ward Michael Joseph Thomas Cleary  Conservative
      Michael John Potter  Liberal
    Helmsley Ward Steve Arnold  Conservative
      Snowy Windress  Conservative
    Hovingham Ward Robert Wainwright Independent
    Kirkbymoorside Ward David Edward Cussons  Conservative
      Bob Gardiner  Conservative
    Malton Ward Paul John Andrews  Independent
      Lindsay Marie Burr  Independent
      Ed Jowitt    Independent
    Norton East Ward Keane Charles Duncan Conservative
      Elizabeth Lois Shields Liberal Democrats
    Norton West Ward Luke Patrick Ives Conservative
      Di Keal Liberal Democrats
    Pickering East Ward Joy Andrews Liberal
      William Ridgway Francis Hemstock Oxley Conservative
    Pickering West Ward Linda Cowling Conservative
      Tim Thornton Liberal
    Rillington Ward Brian Maud   Independent
    Ryedale South West Ward Caroline Grant Goodrick Conservative
    Sherburn Ward John Robert Raper Conservative
    Sheriff Hutton Ward Eric Hope Conservative
    Sinnington Ward Val Arnold Conservative
    Thornton Dale Ward Geoff Acomb Conservative
      Janet Elaine Sanderson Conservative
    Wolds Ward Tharik Jainu-Deen Conservative

    Please find Ward maps to view and download below.

     

     

  • Ryedale Local Area Result for the North Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Election

    The Ryedale Voting Area Result for the North Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Election held on Thursday 5 May is as follows:web button

    First Preference Votes

    Name of Candidate               Description                  Number of First Preference Votes                
    James Christopher Blanchard        Liberal Democrat  719
    Stephen Howley Labour Party  1506
    Julia Rosemary Mulligan The Conservative Party Candidate        3801
    Mike Pannett Independent  2776

    The Number of Ballot Papers rejected was as follows:

    (a) Want of Official Mark 0

    (b) Giving more than one candidate a first preference vote 76

    (c) Writing or mark by which the voter could be identified 0

    (d) Unmarked as to the first preference vote 17

    (e) Void for uncertainty as to the first preference vote 83

    Total Rejected Votes: 176

    Grand Total: 8978

     

    As no candidate has received more than 50% of the vote, the vote moved onto a second stage count.

     

    Second Preference Votes

    Name of Candidate               Description                  Number of Second Preference Votes                
    Stephen Howley Labour Party  679
    Julia Rosemary Mulligan The Conservative Party Candidate        1029
    The number of votes for eliminated candidates was    1091

     

    The Number of Ballot Papers rejected was as follows:

    (a) Giving more than one candidate a second preference vote 1

    (b) Unmarked as to the second preference vote 693

    (c) Void for uncertainty as to the second preference vote 2

    (d) Want of Official Mark 0

    (e) Writing or mark by which the voter could be identified 0

    Total Rejected Votes: 696

    Grand Total: 3495

     

  • UK Parliamentary (General) Election

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    Ryedale is part of the Thirsk and Malton constituency for Parliamentary elections. The last UK Parliamentary Election in the Thirsk and Malton Constituency took place on 7 May 2015.

    Elections for a Member of Parliament are held every five years. The next scheduled election will be held in 2020.

    The current MP is Kevin Hollinrake and the Constituency map is available to download at the bottom of this page.

     

    Results table for the Election of a Member of Parliament for the Thirsk and Malton Constituency 2015.

    Candidate Party Votes
    Alan Philip Avery Labour Party

    8089

    John Samuel Clark The Liberal Party Candidate 1127
    Kevin Paul Hollinrake The Conservative Party Candidate 27545 (E)
    Toby Horton UK Independence Party (UKIP) 7805
    Di Keal Liberal Democrat 4703
    Chris Newsam The Green Party 2404
    Philip James Tate Independent 692

    Total rejected votes 170

    Turnout: 69.39%

     

  • Voting information

    Information and guidance on registering to vote, proxy votes, postal votes and voting at an election.

    The Council is responsible for compiling the Register of Electors for the District of Ryedale. If you are not on the Electoral Register you will not be eligible to vote in any Election. For further information email Elections or tel. 01653 600666.

    Registering to vote

    Postal and proxy votes

    Who can vote at an election?

    How do I vote?

    How often are Elections in the District of Ryedale?

    Absent Voting Applications

    Previous election results

    Registering to Vote

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    The registration system changed in June 2014. The system is called ‘Individual Electoral Registration’ and everyone is responsible for registering themselves to vote.

    If you have moved house recently and haven't re-registered, you can now register online at GOV.UK.

    More information on IER is available at GOV.UK.

    Why Register?

    • if you don't register, you can't vote!
    • by law, you must register to vote or you could be fined up to £80
    • if you are not on the register you may find it harder to get a loan, mortgage, finance agreement, or even a mobile phone contract as the register is used by credit reference agencies
    • it gives you a say on who runs the country, who sits on your County, District and Parish Councils, and who represents you in Europe. 

    Who can register?

    You can register to vote if you are:

    • 16 or older (although you can't vote until you're 18)
    • a British citizen; or
    • an Irish, qualifying Commonwealth, or European Union citizen living in the UK

    If you are student living away from home, you can register at both your home and university term time address. Registering to vote at your term time address means you can choose where you vote.

    You can still register to vote if you have no fixed address. You will need something called a 'declaration of local connection' to show that you are connected to and spend time at a particular place. Please contact Elections for more information.

    How to register 

    Use the government online service to register to vote, or update your name or address. It takes less than 5 minutes and saves the Council money on printing and postage.

    You will need your National Insurance number and date of birth. Your National Insurance number can be found on your National Insurance card or letter, or on official paper work such as payslips or letters about tax or benefits. If you cannot find your National Insurance number, visit GOV.UK.

    If you are unable to complete the application online, contact us on 01653 600666 for a paper form.

    Everyone is responsible for registering themselves to vote and the only way to do it is by either going online or by completing a paper form. You will not be registered to vote by any other contact you have with the Council, such as Council Tax or Housing Benefit, as Electoral Registration is a completely separate process.

    When we receive your application, we have to check your identity against Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) and other records, so applying does not mean that you will be automatically registered. Once your details have been checked by the DWP, you will receive a letter from us either confirming that you are registered, or asking you for more information.

    The electoral register is only updated at certain times of the year - generally the first of every month, apart from in October and November. There are strict deadlines which mean that you can only be added to the register if we receive your application on time and we have all the information we need to process it.

    If you have any queries or for further information, please email Elections or tel. 01653 600666.

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    Postal and Proxy votes - absent voting applications

    Postal voting is a most convenient method of voting as you do not need to go to a polling station to vote. All you need to do is mark the ballot paper for the candidate you are voting for, sign and provide your date of birth on the statement which comes with the postal vote and return it to the Returning Officer at Ryedale House, Malton in the reply paid envelope. All postal vote applications need to be signed by the applicant and include the applicant's date of birth. A voter can apply up to eleven working days before an Election is held for a postal vote. To request a postal vote please fill in the form attached at the bottom of this page.

    Proxy voting means that if you aren't able to cast your vote in person, you can have someone you trust cast your vote for you. When you apply for a proxy vote you must provide a reason. You can apply for a proxy vote if

    • you are unable to go to the polling station if you are away on holiday
    • you have a physical condition that means you cannot go to the polling station
    • your employment prevents you from voting at your polling station

    The person wishing to act as your proxy must be over the age of 18 and registered to vote.

    In order to be valid every new absent voting application must include the applicant's signature and date of birth.

    The Regulations prescribe that:

    • All applications require the date of birth to be supplied in a dd/mm/yyyy format
    • All applications must have the signature supplied.
    • Where a postal vote is to be sent to an address other than the registered address, a reason for this redirection must be given.
    • Where applicable, a reason must be given why a signature is unable to be provided and the name and address of any person who has assisted the application.

    These provisions are in addition to the existing requirements for absent vote applications, namely that:

    • They must be in writing and be dated by the applicant
    • They must include the full name of the applicant
    • They must include the registration address or for a postal proxy application, the elector's name and address and the proxy's name and address
    • They must include the address where the postal ballot paper should be sent, and if this is not the registration address, a reason for this re-direction
    • On proxy applications, they must include the reason for the application and attestation if it is for more than a single election.

    Where an applicant is unable to provide a signature, they may request that the Electoral Registration Officer waive the requirement for a signature. Any such request must include the reason(s) for it, along with the name and address of any person who has assisted them with the completion of the application.

    Existing Absent Voters:
    By law, all Electoral Registration Officers had to send a Notice after 1st January 2007, to all existing postal, proxy and postal proxy voters, requiring them to supply a specimen of their signature and their date of birth. Reminders were sent to anyone who had not replied, and if no further response was received from the elector, by law the postal/proxy voting status of that elector was cancelled with effect from 42 days after the initial Notice.

    Timescales for Making Absent Vote Applications Prior to Polling:

    The latest date for making a new application for a postal vote is 5 pm, eleven days before Polling Day.
    The latest date for making a new application for a proxy vote is 5 pm, six days before Polling Day.
    The latest date for amending an existing postal or postal proxy application is 5 pm eleven days before Polling Day.
    In the case of a medical emergency on the grounds of unforeseen physical incapacity, a proxy application can be received up until 5pm on the day of poll.

    For further information on voting please visit the Electoral Commission's website.

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    Who can Vote at an Election?

    Only people whose names appear on the Register of Electors are entitled to vote.

    To vote at Parliamentary or Local Elections (District, Parish and County Elections), a person must also:

    • Be eighteen years or older on polling day.
    • Be a British, Commonwealth, Irish or European Union citizen.
    • Not be subject to any legal incapacity to vote, such as being in prison.

    European Union citizens (other than British or Irish Citizens) are only entitled to vote at Local Elections and European Parliamentary Elections. There is no entitlement to vote at UK Parliamentary (General) Elections. Overseas electors (eligible British citizens living abroad) may register and vote at Parliamentary and European Parliamentary Elections only for a period of up to 15 years after they have left the country. There is no entitlement to vote at Local Elections.

    You need to register at the address you are living at unless you are living overseas, in the Armed Forces or a Crown Servant. If you are a British citizen resident overseas, in the Armed Services or are a Crown Servant serving overseas, find out about registering to vote and voting by visiting the Electoral Commission website.

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    How do I vote?

    You will receive a poll card prior to the Election advising you of your Electoral Number, the date of the Election, the name of the polling station and how to cast your vote.

    How often are Elections held?

    There are different rules for each type of Election:

    UK Parliamentary Elections

    The maximum period allowed between UK Parliamentary Elections is five years. There is no statutory minimum period. The last UK Parliamentary Election in the Thirsk and Malton Constituency was held in May 2015.

    European Parliamentary Elections

    European Parliamentary Elections are held every five years with the last elections taking place on 22 May 2014. View the results for the Ryedale local counting area.

    Local Government Elections

    Elections for the District, Parishes and County are held every four years, normally on the first Thursday in May. The last ordinary Elections of District and Parish Councillors in Ryedale were held in May 2015.

    Ryedale District Council Elections

    Ryedale is divided into 20 Wards for the purposes of District Elections, with each Ward returning between one and three Councillors. There are 30 Councillors in total representing the District of Ryedale and all our Elections are held every four years. The last District Council Election was held on 7 May 2015.

    The District of Ryedale is divided into 121 Parishes of which 91 Parishes are large enough to have their own Parish Councillors. The remaining Parishes hold regular Parish Meetings. Every Parish must have an annual Parish Meeting, which all Local Government electors for the Parish are entitled to attend. Elections for Parish/Town Council Elections are held at the same time as District Elections and Parish/Town Councillors are elected for a term of four years.

    County Council Elections

    The District of Ryedale is divided into six County Divisions, each returning one elected Councillor to North Yorkshire County Council. The six Divisions are Hovingham and Sheriff Hutton; Kirkbymoorside; Malton; Norton; Thornton Dale and the Wolds; Pickering. North Yorkshire County Council Elections are every four years and are normally held on the first Thursday in May. The last County Council Election was on 2 May 2013.

    Police and Crime Commissioner Elections

    The Police and Crime Commissioner elections took place across Yorkshire in May 2016 .

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    If you have any queries or for further information, please email Elections or tel. 01653 600666.

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