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Elections in York

Parliamentary or 'general' elections

A general election is used to vote for Members of Parliament (MP) to represent York in the House of Commons, at the UK Parliament in Westminster, London. The UK is split into constituencies, and each constituency votes for an MP to represent them, using the 'first past the post' system.

There are two parliamentary constituencies for City of York Council:

  • York Central
  • York Outer

The last general election was held on 12 December 2019; see details of the December 2019 Parliamentary Election results.

See other recent election results for York.

Local elections and by-elections

Local elections are held every 4 years, and are used to elect councillors to represent each one of York's wards on the City of York Council.

By-elections are use to elect a councillor in a single ward whenever a position becomes available - for example, when a councillor resigns or dies.

Once elected, councillors are involved with setting policies that impact on their ward and across York.

Councillors take part in the decision making process through their involvement in:

  • 'Full Council'
  • committee meetings
  • board meetings

Find out more about council committees.

See the most recent local election results from Thursday 2 May 2019.

See other recent election results for York.

Voting in elections

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Election information for candidates

Get election information for candidates (and potential candidates) if you'd like to be elected as a member of City of York Council, and find out how to view a copy of the register of electors to check:

  • electoral numbers for proposers
  • seconders
  • assenters to the nomination form

Also see

Electoral Services

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

Telephone: 01904 551007