Richmondshire District Council

Police, fire and crime commissioner election

The last Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner (PFCC) election was held on Thursday 6 May 2021. 

Parliamentary elections

Parliamentary elections are run by Hambleton District Council (Civic Centre, Stone Cross, Rotary Way, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL6 2UU). You can visit Hambleton's website for more information.

The General election results for the Richmond (Yorks) constituency are available on Hambleton District Council's website.  

Local government vacancy

There are currently no local government vacancies.

The North Yorkshire County Council elections have been postponed until May 2022.

Parish/town council vacancy

Local By-elections - Thursday 12 August 2021

Election requests have been received from 10 electors for the parish of Bellerby and Richmond West Ward of Richmond Town. 

By-elections will take place on Thursday 12 August if contested. If only one nomination is received for the vacancy by close of nomination, the candidate will be elected unopposed and no election will take place on Thursday 12 August. When more than one nomination is received by close of nomination then the election will take place on Thursday 12 August.


View the full election timetable

Information on standing for election can be found on our Stand for election page.

Item Date and time

Publication of Notice of Election

View the Notice of Election for Bellerby Parish

View the Notice of Election for Richmond Town Council (West Ward)

Thursday 8 July 2021

Receipt of Nominations/Withdrawal of Candidature

4pm Friday 16 July 2021

Publication of Statement of Persons Nominated

View the Statement of Persons Nominated for Bellerby Parish

View the Statement of Persons Nominated for Richmond Town Council (West Ward)

5pm Monday 19 July 2021

Last date for Registration to vote for these elections

Tuesday 27 July 2021

Receipt of Postal Vote Applications

5pm Wednesday 28 July 2021

Publication of Notice of Poll

View the Notice of Uncontested Election for Bellerby Parish

Wednesday 4 August 2021

Day of Poll

7am to 10pm Thursday 12 August 2021

Notice of vacancy in office of councillor

Notice is hereby given that a vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish/Town Council(s) listed in the following table.

If by the 14 days excluding Dies Non, after the date of the notice, a request for an election to fill said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer at the address below by ten electors for the said Parish/Town, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.

If an election is called, it will take place not later than date listed in the table.

Tony Clark

Returning Officer, Mercury House, Station Road, Richmond, North Yorkshire DL10 4JX

Date of notice Parish / town council Name of departing Councillor Reason Expiry of 14 days Election held by
16 July 2021 Barton Mark Philips Resignation 4 August 2021 8 October 2021
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