Richmondshire District Council

Elections - 5 May 2022 

Elections for North Yorkshire County Council and Parish/Town Councils across the county are taking place this spring. 

The 5 May poll will also see elections for the new single council across North Yorkshire - seven divisions represent Richmondshire area on the new authority. These elections will see councillors serve a five-year term, the first year representing the current county council, then carrying on their role on the new council for a further four years. Current Richmondshire District councillors remain in office until 1 April 2023 when the new council comes into play.

On 18 March a ‘notice of election’ was published giving details of the electoral areas, the date and time of the election, the number of councillors to be elected for each division and the timetable for proposing candidates. Nominations can be received from now until 4pm on 5 April.

Elections are also taking place for all parish/town councils in Richmondshire. Only if there are more candidates than vacancies in each parish or parish ward will there be an election on 5 May.

Anyone interested in standing as a candidate can get a nomination pack by downloading from our website, by email at, or by calling 01748 901018.

The last date to register to vote for these elections is 14 April. Visit the GOV.UK website to apply. The last date to apply to vote by post is 5pm on 19 April. The last date to apply to vote by proxy is 26 April. Forms can be downloaded from our elections 2022 page.

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