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See details of the voting systems in the United Kingdom (UK) which determine the rules on how we elect parties and candidates during elections.

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.

There are two parliamentary constituencies for City of York Council:

  • York Central
  • York Outer

The last general election was held on 4 July 2024; see details of the July 2024 Parliamentary Election results.

Local 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.

The next local elections in York will be held in May 2027.

Other types of election

Find out about other types of election that take place in our area, including:

By-elections are used 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 the decision-making process and setting policies that impact on their ward and across York; find out more about council committees.

Election information for candidates

Get election information for candidates if you'd like to be elected as a Member of Parliament, a City of York Councillor, or a Parish Councillor.

Recent election results

See results for recent elections in York to find out which candidates have been elected during local and national (parliamentary) elections.

Electoral Services

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

Telephone: 01904 551007