Parish of Deighton by-election

A notice of election has been announced for a by-election in the Parish of Deighton. Four casual vacancies have occurred, if contested the election will take place on Thursday 22 August.

Those who wish to stand for election must meet the criteria (see: information for candidates) and be aware of the election timetable. You must submit paperwork from the nomination pack to the Returning Officer in person, by appointment at West Offices during the nomination period, between Friday 19 July and Friday 26 July (except Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July); papers can be submitted between 10.00am to 4.00pm.

Email: to make an appointment. Allow up to 30 minutes; the Deputy Returning Officer will undertake an informal check before officially issuing your nomination papers.

Our local elections to appoint City of York councillors are held on a 4 year cycle; see the most recent local election results from Thursday 2 May 2019.

You can also 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 on 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 and board meetings - find out more about council committees.

Parliamentary or 'general' elections

The last general election was held in June 2017, the next is scheduled for 2022.

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

Voting in elections

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Election information for candidates

Get election information for candidates (and potential candidates) if you want to be elected as a member of City of York Council, and find out how to see copy of the register of electors to check electoral numbers for proposers, seconders or assentors to the nomination form.

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