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?
To be eligible to stand as a candidate a person must:
On polling day and the day of nomination the person must:

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:

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) 

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:

 

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?
To be eligible to stand as a candidate a person must:
On polling day and the day of nomination the person must:

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:

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) 

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)