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Election information for candidates

Eligibility to stand for election

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 3 months, without the option of a fine, during the 5 years preceding the election
  • has been disqualified under any enactment relating to corrupt or illegal practice

Electoral Services

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

Telephone: 01904 551007