Ryedale District Council

Ryedale District Council - elections

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  • Candidate and Agents Briefing for the parliamentary general election

    The Returning Officer and Deputy Returning Officer are offering election candidates and agents a briefing ahead of the start of the formal parliamentary general election Voting 140process for the Thirsk and Malton constituency.

    This will be on Tuesday 2 May 2017 at 5pm at Ryedale House.

    The briefing will outline the election timetable, explain the nomination process and arrangements for postal vote opening, polling day and the count.

    Confirmation of attendance is requested by email to or by telephone to the Business & Democracy team on 01653 600 666.

  • 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.

     

  • Electoral Commission

  • Electoral Commission

  • 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

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    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

    Results from the election held on 4 May can be found on the NYCC website

    The Notice of Election, Statement of Persons Nominated and electoral division maps are available to download below.

     

     

  • North Yorkshire County Council Election Results

    The results of the North Yorkshire County Council Elections on Thursday 4 May can be found on the NYCC website.

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

     

  • 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.

     

     

  • 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

    RDC ward in party colours updated

    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

     

  • Statement of Persons Nominated - NYCC Elections

    The Statement of Persons Nominated has been published for the six North Yorkshire County Council divisions in Ryedale and is available to download as a PDF below.

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    For more information on the North Yorkshire County Council elections taking place in Ryedale on Thursday 4 May, please see our NYCC election webpage.

    The deadline to register to vote in the elections on 4 May is on Thursday 13 April. Don't miss out!

     

    GB wide registration one week to go

     

  • Statement of Persons Nominated - Thirsk and Malton constituency

    The Statement of Persons nominated for the election of the Member of Parliament for the Thirsk and Malton constituency in the General Election on Thursday 8 June has now been published.Voting 140

     

    Important information:

    Registering to Vote

    The deadline to apply to register to vote is Monday 22 May 2017.  You only need to apply if you are not already on the electoral register.  Applications can be made online at https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.  You will need your National Insurance number.  Please include an email address on your application if possible, so we can contact you electronically to confirm your registration or ask for any additional documentary evidence.

     

    Absent Votes

    If you are not able to vote at the polling station, you can apply for an absent vote, to vote by post or proxy.  If you already have an absent vote in place, you do not need to reapply.

    If you have a postal vote in place by Friday 28 April 2017, your postal ballot pack will be mailed on Monday 22 May 2017, or Thursday 18 May 2017 if you live overseas.  If you apply for a postal vote after that date, up until the deadline at 5pm on Tuesday 23 May 2017, then your postal ballot pack will be mailed on Tuesday 30 May  2017.

     For you to appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf, you need to apply by 5pm on Wednesday 31 May 2017.

     Absent vote application forms are available to download from the website.

     

    Results

    Votes will be counted overnight and the declaration made on the morning of Friday 9 June 2017.  The results will be available via the website.

     

    If you want to check your registration or for any further information, please contact our Elections team on 01653 600666 or by email to

  • UK Parliamentary (General) Election

    ballot boxRyedale is part of the Thirsk and Malton constituency for Parliamentary elections.

    A UK general election will now be held on Thursday 8 June after MPs backed Prime Minister Theresa May's call for a snap poll. The Statement of Persons nominated has now been published and is available to download below.

    The notice of the UK parliamentary election for the Thirsk and Malton constituency on Thursday 8 June has now been published and available to download below.

    The deadline to apply to register to vote was Monday 22 May 2017.  You only need to apply if you are not already on the electoral register.  Applications can be made online at https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote or by phone on 01653 600666. You will need your National Insurance number as part of the registration process.  Please include an email address on your application if possible, so we can contact you electronically to confirm your registration or ask for any additional documentary evidence.

    If you are not able to vote at the polling station on 8 June, you can apply for an absent vote, to vote by post or proxy.  If you already have an absent vote in place, you do not need to reapply. The deadline to apply, amend or cancel a postal vote passed on 5pm on Tuesday 23 May 2017.

    You can still appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf on 8 June, but you need to apply by 5pm on Wednesday 31 May 2017.

    Proxy vote application forms are available to download from the website.

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