Richmondshire District Council

Richmondshire District Council is organising a by-election next month – for both district and county council seats.

It will fill the vacancies in its Hawes, High Abbotside and Upper Swaledale ward and North Yorkshire County Council’s Upper Dales division following the death of long serving councillor John Blackie.

The election will be held on October 17.

Nominations close at 4pm on September 20 for anyone wishing to stand for election. Electors of Hawes, High Abbotside and Upper Swaledale Ward or the Upper Dales County Division have until October 1 to register to vote. 

Applications to vote by post must be received by 5pm on October 2 and proxy applications by 5pm on October 9.

Application forms are available from the electoral services team at Mercury House, Station Road, Richmond or by calling 01748 829100. Further details can be found on our local government election page.

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