Divisons, Wards, Polling Districts and Polling Stations

Where's my Ward?

Richmondshire District Council is split into 6 Electoral Divisions for County Councillors and 24 District Wards for District Councillors. 

Individual maps for each Council Division and District Ward are available by clicking on the links below, and your polling card will specify your ward and polling station.  Click on the relevant polling station to view a map of its location.  

For details on North Yorkshire County Council and the County Councillors please visit www.northyorks.gov.uk

 

* Please note the maps are large and may take a while to upload.

Ward  County Council Division Parish Polling District  Polling Place 
pdfAddlebrough pdfUpper Dales Askrigg & Low Abottside
AD01R
AD04R
pdfAskrigg Village Hall, Main Street, Askrigg
Aysgarth & District
AD02R
AD05R
pdfAysgarth Village Hall, Main Street, Aysgarth
Bainbridge AD03R pdfBainbridge Village Hall, Bainbridge
pdfBarton

pdfRichmondshire North

 

Barton BC01R pdfBarton Village Hall, Silver Street, Barton
Newton Morrell BC03R
Stapleton & Cleasby
BC02R
BC04R
pdfCleasby & Stapleton Village Hall, Cleasby
pdfBolton Castle pdfMiddle Dales Bellerby BO01R pdfBellerby Village Hall, Church Street, Bellerby
Carperby-cum-Thoresby BO02R pdfThe Village Institute, Main Street, Carperby
Castle Bolton with East & West Bolton BO03R pdfRedmire Village Hall, Redmire
Preston-under-Scar BO04R
Redmire BO05R
Wensley BO06R pdfWensley Village Hall, Cuthberts Garth, Wensley
pdfBrompton-on-Swale & Scorton pdfCatterick Bridge Bolton-on-Swale BS01R pdfScorton Institute, Southside, Scorton
Ellerton-on Swale BS04R
Scorton BS05R
Uckerby BS06R
Brompton-on-Swale BS02R pdfBrompton-on-Swale Community Sports Hall, Off Honeypot Road, Brompton-on-Swale
Easby BS03R
pdfCatterick pdfCatterick Bridge Catterick CA01R pdfBooth Memorial Institute, 32 High Street, Catterick Village
pdfColburn pdfCentral Richmondshire Colburn CL01R pdfColburn Village Hall, Colburn Lane, Colburn
pdfCroft pdfRichmondshire North Croft-on-Tees CT01R pdfCroft-on-Tees Village Hall, South Parade, Croft-on-Tees
Dalton-on-Tees CT02R pdfDalton-on-Tees Village hall, Dalton-on-Tees
Eryholme CT03R
North Cowton CT04R pdfSt Luke's Church Hall, North Cowton
pdfGilling West pdfRichmondshire North Aske GI01R pdfGilling West Village Hall, High Street, Gilling West
Gilling with Hartforth & Sedbury GI03R
Gayles GI02R pdfRavensworth Village Hall, The Green, Ravensworth
Kirby Hill GI04R
Ravensworth GI05R
Whashton GI06R
pdfHawes & High Abbotside pdfUpper Dales Hawes & High Abbotside
HA01R
HA02R
pdfHawes Market Hall, Market Place, Hawes
pdfHipswell pdfCentral Richmondshire Hipswell HI01R pdfSwaledale Mountain Rescue, Hipswell Road West, Hipswell
Hipswell HI02R pdfHipswell Village Hall, Hipswell Village
St Martins HI03R pdfThe Station, Station Yard
pdfHornby Castle pdfCatterick Bridge Appleton East & West HO01R pdfTunstall Village Hall, Main Street, Tunstall
Tunstall HO06R
Arrathorne HO02R pdfHunton Village Hall, Ratten Row, Hunton
Hornby HO04R
Hunton HO05R
Brough with St Giles HO03R pdfColburn Sports Centre, Catterick Road
pdfLeyburn pdfMiddle Dales Harmby LU01R pdfHarmby Village Hall, Hillfoot, Harmby
Leyburn LU02R pdfOak Room, Thornborough Hall, Leyburn
pdfLower Wensleydale pdfMiddle Dales Constable Burton & Finghall
LW01R
LW02R
LW03R
LW04R
LW05R
LW06R
LW07R
LW12R
pdfConstable Burton Village Hall, Constable Burton
Newton-le-Willows LW08R pdfNewton-le-Willows Village Hall, Newton-le-Willows
Patrick Brompton LW09R
Thornton Steward LW11R
Spennithorne LW10R pdfHarmby Village Hall, Hillfoot, Harmby
pdfMelsonby pdfRichmondshire North Aldbrough St John ME01R pdfAldbrough St John Village Hall, Aldbrough St John
Manfield & Cliffe
ME02R
ME03R
pdfManfield Village Hall, Manfield
Melsonby ME04R pdfSt James Great Church, Melsonby
pdfMiddleham pdfMiddle Dales Caldbergh with East Scarfton MI01R pdfCoverdale Memorial Hall, Carlton in Coverdale
Coverham with Agglethorpe MI02R
Melmerby MI04R
West Scrafton MI06R
East Witton MI03R pdfEast Witton Parish Room, East Witton
Middleham MI05R pdfMiddleham Key Centre, Park Lane, Middleham
pdfMiddleton Tyas pdfRichmondshire North Middleton Tyas MT01R pdfMiddleton Tyas Memorial Hall, The Green, Middleton Tyas
Moulton MT02R
Skeeby MT03R pdfSkeeby Village Hall, Richmond Road, Skeeby
pdfNewsham with Eppleby pdfRichmondshire North Caldwell NA01R pdfEppleby Village Hall, Chapel Row, Eppleby
Carkin & East & West Layton
NA02R
NA04R
NA09R
Eppleby NA05R
Forcett NA06R
Stanwick St John NA08R
Dalton NA03R pdfDalton Memorial Hall, High Lane, Dalton
Neasham NA07R
pdfPenhill pdfUpper Dales Aysgarth & District
PE01R
PE05R
PE06R
pdfThoralby Village Hall, Westfield Lane, Thoralby
Burton-cum-Walden PE02R pdfWest Burton Village Hall, Village Green, West Burton
Carlton Highdale PE03R pdfCoverdale Memorial Hall, Calton in Coverdale
Carlton Town PE04R
West Witton PE07R pdfWest Witton Village Hall, Church Lane, West Witton
pdfReeth & Arkengarthdale pdfUpper Dales Arkengarthdale RE01R pdfSt Mary's Church, Arkengarthdale
Marrick RE02R pdfMarrick Institute, Marrick
Marske & New Forest
RE03R
RE04R
pdfScriddlehurst, Marske, Richmond
Reeth RE05R pdfReeth Memorial District Hall (New Venue)
pdfRichmond Central pdfRichmond Richmond RJ01R pdfRichmond Methodist Hall, Dundas Street, Richmond
pdfRichmond East pdfRichmond Richmond RK01R pdfRichmond Youth Club, Richmond School, Darlington
pdfRichmond West pdfRichmond Richmond
RL01R
RL02R
RL03R
pdfRichmond Market Hall, Market Place, Richmond
pdfScotton pdfCentral Richmondshire Scotton SC01R pdfScotton Village Hall, Hawthorn Avenue, Scotton
pdfSwaledale pdfUpper Dales Hudswell & District
SW01R
SW05R
SW08R
SW09R
pdfHudswell Village Hall, Hudwell
Grinton
SW02R
SW03R
pdfGrinton Literary Institute, Grinton
Melbecks
SW04R
pdfGunnerside Village Hall, Gunnerside
SW06R 
pdfLow Row and Feetham Literary Institute
Muker SW07R pdfMuker Public Hall, Muker

 

 

Stand for Election

 

Stand for election as a Member of Parliament

To be able to stand as a candidate at the UK Parliamentary General Election in the Richmond (Yorks) Constituency please contact Hambleton District Council (external link)

 

Stand for election as a District Councillor

Do you want to speak on behalf of your community?
Represent the interest and needs of local people?
Shape, direct and monitor local services in Richmondshire?
Do you feel you have skills you could contribution? Then why not become a Councillor!
 
What type of skills should a Councillor have?
  • be a good listener and be able to provide advice and help to local residents
  • have the ability to understand and consider detailed and often complex issues
  • be able to work in partnership with other Councillors on various committees or with representatives on external organisations for the good of the whole District
To be eligible to stand as a candidate a person must:
  • be 18 years of age or over at the date of nomination
  • be a British citizen, or a citizen of another Commonwealth Country, the Republic of Ireland or the European Union
On polling day and the day of nomination the person must:
  • be registered to vote with Richmondshire District; or
  • for the whole of the previous 12 months have lived or occupied land or premises or had their main place of work in Richmondshire.

No formal qualifications are required to become a Councillor and unlike the Parliamentary (General) Election, no deposit is required to stand as a candidate.

A person cannot stand for election if:
  • they are the subject of a bankruptcy restriction or interim order;
  • they are employed by Richmondshire District Council or certain other authorities with which it has close links;
  • they hold what is known as a 'politically restricted' post;
  • they have served a prison sentence (including a suspended sentence) of three months or more within five years of the election;
  • they have been disqualifed from holding office as a result of an election offence relating to corrupt or illegal practices.

A person is disqualified from being elected by reason of any disqualification set out in Section 80 of the Local Government Act 1972 - Part V.

 

A person wishing to stand as a candidate can either download the following documents or contact the Elections Team for a pack.

pdfNomination Pack - Reeth & Arkengarthdale Ward By-Election 18 May 2017 

pdfCandidates & Agents Guide - Nomination Process 

Candidates Guides

Guidance for candidates and agents - pdfOverview document

Parts 1 to 6 below are available from the Electoral Commission's website (external link) (County & District Candidates) 

  • Part 1 - Can you stand for election
  • Part 2a - Standing as an independent candidate
  • Part 2b - Standing as a party candidate
  • Part 3 - Spending and donations 
  • Part 4 - The Campaign
  • Part 5 - Your right to attend key electoral events
  • Part 6 - After the declaration of result 
Useful Guides 

Electoral Commission website - guidance as a candidate (external link)

pdfCandidate's Guide (created for May 2015 elections - contain useful information)

pdfA Role of District Councillor (created for May 2015 elections - contain useful information)

 pdfDistrict Ward Map

 

Stand for election as a Parish Councillor

To be able to stand as a candidate for a Parish Council you must:

  • be at least 18 years old on the date of your nomination
  • be a British citizen, an eligible Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of any other member state of the European Union
  • meet at least one of the following four qualifications:
    • you are, and will continue to be, registered as a local government elector for the Parish in which you wish to stand from the date of your nomination onwards
    • you have occupied as owner or tenant any land or other premises in the Parish area during the whole of the 12 months before the day of your nomination and the day of election
    • your main or only place of work during the 12 months prior to the date of your nominations and the day of election has been in the Parish area
    • you have lived in the Parish area or wiithin 3 miles of it during the whole of the 12 months before the day of your nomination and the day of election

 

Apart from meeting the qualification for standing for election, you must also not be disqualified from standing.  There are certain people are disqualified from being elected to a Parish Council.

 

Stand for election as a County Councillor

Do you want to speak on behalf of your community?
Represent the interest and needs of local people?
Shape, direct and monitor local services in North Yorkshire?
Do you feel you have skills you could contribution? Then why not become a Councillor!
 
What type of skills should a Councillor have?
  • be a good listener and be able to provide advice and help to local residents
  • have the ability to understand and consider detailed and often complex issues
  • be able to work in partnership with other Councillors on various committees or with representatives on external organisations for the good of the whole County
To be eligible to stand as a candidate a person must:
  • be 18 years of age or over at the date of nomination
  • be a British citizen, or a citizen of another Commonwealth Country, the Republic of Ireland or the European Union
On polling day and the day of nomination the person must:
  • be registered to vote within North Yorkshire County; or
  • for the whole of the previous 12 months have lived or occupied land or premises or had their main place of work is in North Yorkshire County.

No formal qualifications are required to become a Councillor and unlike the Parliamentary (General) Election, no deposit is required to stand as a candidate.

A person cannot stand for election if:
  • they are the subject of a bankruptcy restriction or interim order;
  • they are employed by North Yorkshire Council or certain other authorities with which it has close links;
  • they hold what is known as a 'politically restricted' post;
  • they have served a prison sentence (including a suspended sentence) of three months or more within five years of the election;
  • they have been disqualifed from holding office as a result of an election offence relating to corrupt or illegal practices.

A person is disqualified from being elected by reason of any disqualification set out in Section 80 of the Local Government Act 1972 - Part V.

A person wishing to stand as a candidate can either download the following documents or contact the Elections Team for a pack.

pdfNomination Pack - County Council Elections 4 May 2017

 pdfCandidates & Agents Guide - Nomination Process

Candidates Guides

Guidance for candidates and agents - pdfOverview document

Parts 1 to 6 below are available from the Electoral Commission's website (external link) (County & District Candidates) 

  • Part 1 - Can you stand for election
  • Part 2a - Standing as an independent candidate
  • Part 2b - Standing as a party candidate
  • Part 3 - Spending and donations 
  • Part 4 - The Campaign
  • Part 5 - Your right to attend key electoral events
  • Part 6 - After the declaration of result 

Other guides/information is available from the Electoral Commission's website (external link) (Parish Candidates)

Other Information

Candidate Expenses Maximum Limits - £740.00 plus 6p per elector. NOTE: Maximum amount allowed to spend but no reimbursement of money spent.

pdfFigures for County Elections 

Other Background Information

pdfPolling Station List for County

Maps for District & Ward and County & Divisions (see Divisions, wards, polling district and polling stations page)

 Link to North Yorkshire County Council Election webpage (external link)

 

Proxy Votes

A proxy voter is some who votes on your behalf, if you are unable to get to the polling station on the day of the election.

 

Who can apply for a proxy vote?

Anyone aged 18 or over, and who is on the electoral register can apply for a proxy vote.

 

How can I apply for a proxy vote? 

If you would like to apply for proxy vote send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will send you an application form or download a form by clicking here.

You will need to give your date of birth and signature on the application form, together with a reason for the application and the relationship of the proxy to you (if any).

Any new proxy vote application must be completed and returned to the office no later than 5pm, six working days before an election.

 

How does the proxy vote for me?

Onve you have appointed your proxy, you must inform them who you wish to vote for.  They then go to your normal polling station and request the ballot paper on your behalf and cast your vote.

 

Emergency Proxy Vote

There was a provision in the Representation of the People (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2006 to allow electors to apply for an emergency proxy vote for reasons of physical incapacity and could not have made an application before the last day to apply for a proxy vote.

An application form can be downloaded by clicking here.

  • Emergency Proxy Voting applications can only be applied for after the closing date for new applications for proxy votes and no later than 5pm on the date of the poll.
  • The applicant is required to give a reason for the application and declare that they could not have made their application earlier.
  • This application has to be certified by a registered medical practitioner/a registered nurse, a Christian Science practitioner/the manager, warden or matron of the residential home in which the applicant resides.

The emergency proxy application must be delivered to the Electoral Team, Mercury House, Station Road, Richmond, DL10 4JX to be processed.  A certificate will be issued to valid applications to enable the proxy to vote at the official polling station.

 

Absent Vote Refresh

Absent voters (people who vote by post or proxy) are required to provide a signature and their date of birth when they first apply for an absent vote.  These are known as 'personal identitifies'.

At election time, ballot papers are posted out to absent voters, together with a postal vote statement.  In order to vote, each absent voter must complete and return the postal vote statement by providing their signature and date of birth, along with their completed ballot paper.  The signature and date of birth are then checked against the signature and date of birth provided on the original application to ensure that they match.  This is to prevent electoral fraud.

You must provide an updated signature every five years, as signatures can change over time.

Each January, we are legally require to write to all absent voters whose signatures are more than five years old, requesting that they complete an application form and provide a fresh signature.

If we do not receive a response after six weeks your postal/proxy vote will be cancelled.  You will still be able to vote in person at a polling station, or you can request to vote by postal/proxy vote again.

 

Election Timetable and Notices

There are no scheduled Election taking place in Richmondshire.
 
There is a by-Election for Leyburn Town Council (if contested) to take place on Thursday 7 September 2017
 
 
 Timetable - Key Dates Deadline dates 

Publication of notice of election

 pdfNotice of Election

 

2 August 2017

 

Deadline for delivery of nomination papers

4pm

 10 August 2017

 

Deadline for withdrawals of nomination

4pm

10 August 2017

 

Publication of Statement of Persons Nominated

 pdfStatement of Persons Nominated

 

5pm

11 August 2017

 

Deadline for receiving applications for registration

   

21 August 2017

 

Deadline for receiving new postal vote and postal proxy applications, and for changes to existing postal or proxy votes 

5pm

22 August 2017

 

Publication of Notice of Poll

pdfNotice of Poll

30 August 2017

 

 

Deadline for receiving new applications to vote by proxy (not postal proxy or emergency proxies)

 5pm

 

30 August 2017

 

Deadline for notification of appointment of polling and counting agents

 

31 August 2017

 

First date that electors can apply for a replacement for lost postal votes 

 

1 September 2017

 

Polling day

7am-10pm

7 September 2017

 

Last time that electors can apply for a replacement for spoilt or lost postal votes 

5pm

7 September 2017

 

Deadline for emergency proxy applications

9pm

7 September 2017

 

pdfDeclaration of Result of Poll 

 

 

 
       

 

 

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Mercury House
Station Road
Richmond
North Yorkshire
DL10 4JX

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