2019 Parliamentary Election

On Thursday 12 December 2019, a General Election will be taking place to elect Members of Parliament.

There are 2 parliamentary constituencies for City of York Council: York Central and York Outer.

See the notices of election for:

You must register to vote to be able to take part in the election. You must apply by midnight on 26 November 2019.

Find out how to:

  • vote in person: you must visit your designated 'polling station' on election day, during opening hours
  • vote by post: you must apply by 5.00pm on 26 November (the last postal votes will be sent by 6 December)
  • vote by proxy: you must apply by 5.00pm on 4 December

See election information for candidates or download an election timetable.

See the Statements of Persons Nominated for the parliamentary election.

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.

See other recent election results for York.

Parliamentary or 'general' elections

The last general election was held in June 2017, the next one is scheduled for Thursday 12 December 2019.

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

Parliamentary election Statements of Persons Nominated

See lists of persons nominated in the 2019 parliamentary election:

Parliamentary election 2019 notices

See Notices of Situations of Polling Stations, and Notices of Particulars of Election Agents for the 2019 parliamentary election:

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.

Voting in elections

Get information on:

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
  • assentors to the nomination form

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