Elections in 2015

Our council elections are held on a four-year cycle. The most recent elections for City of York Councillors were combined with Parish Councillor elections and with the UK Parliamentary Election (general election) on Thursday 7 May 2015.

There are two parliamentary constituencies for City of York Council:

  • York Central Constituency
  • York Outer Constituency

See recent election results, or see information on:

Election information for candidates

The Electoral Commission guidance includes notes to candidates and their agents about standing for election, and also provides nomination forms.

Potential candidates

To be elected as a member of City of York Council you must be:

  • 18 years of age or over at the date of nomination, and
  • either a British Citizen, a Commonwealth citizen, a citizen of the Republic of Ireland or a citizen of another European Union State

and either:

  • be a local government elector for the City of York Council's area, or
  • have during the whole of the twelve months before their nomination as candidate occupied as owner or tenant any land or premises in the City of York Council's area, or
  • their principal or only place of work before the day of their nomination as a candidate has been in the City of York Council's area, or
  • during the whole of the twelve months before the day of their nomination as a candidate resided in the City of York Council's area.

Certain people are not eligible to stand for election, including anyone who:

  • holds a paid office under the local authority or a politically restricted post, as defined in Part I of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989
  • has been adjudged bankrupt
  • has been sentenced to a term of imprisonment (whether suspended or not) of not less than three months, without the option of a fine, during the five years preceding the election
  • has been disqualified under any enactment relating to corrupt or illegal practices

New ward structure

In a recent electoral review the Local Government Boundary Commission for England issued an order for us to create new wards and to some amend wards, these changes came in to force for the council elections held on Thursday 7 May 2015.

Register of electors for candidates

We can only issue copies of the Register of Electors to candidates on (or after) the publishing of the Notice of Election (30 March 2015). A copy will be available for inspection at our West Offices in advance of this date if candidates wish to check electoral numbers for proposers, seconders or assentors to the nomination form.

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