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PCC elections and EU referendum

From Ryedale District Council: Preparations are underway for the two polls taking place in Ryedale this year – the North Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Election in May and the EU Referendum in June. Residents who are eligible to vote in the Police and Crime Commissioner election on 5 May 2016 should have received a […]

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Ryedale District Council elections

In all the excitement of a general election, it is easy to overlook the fact that on Thursday we vote not only for a new MP, but also for members of Ryedale District Council. Helmsley ward elects two members to the Council, so you have two votes. There are four candidates, as follows: Arnold, Steve […]

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Two more parliamentary candidates for Thirsk and Malton

Two more candidates have added their names to the list for election as MP for the Thirsk and Malton constituency, bringing the total to seven. John Clark, leader of the Liberal Party on Ryedale District and North Yorkshire County councils, will stand as the party’s prospective parliamentary candidate in May’s election for the third time. […]

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Green Party to create local campaign groups

The Thirsk and Malton Green Party is pleased to announce that membership grew in the Yorkshire and Humber region by 155% in 2014, well-ahead of the national Green Party membership growth of 100%. In response to a surge in new members, the local Thirsk and Malton Green Party has elected a Prospective Parliamentary Candidate, Chris […]

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Parliamentary candidates, Labour and Lib Dems

The Conservatives have already announced that Kevin Hollinrake will be their candidate to succeed sitting MP Ann Macintosh, who has been de-selected. The Green Party met last week to decide whether to set up a constituency association, and if so, whether to put up a candidate in the next general election: we await news of […]

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Democracy Rocks!

Ryedale District Council is taking an entirely new approach to encouraging more young people to vote, by using its old, metal ballot boxes in an exciting new arts project. The Council has got together with NYMAZ, a youth music organisation, and Helmsley Arts Centre, to give young people the opportunity to re-use its decommissioned ballot […]

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New parliamentary candidate announced

Kevin Hollinrake is a name you will come to know quite well, possibly very well. He has been selected by the local Conservative party as the candidate to fight the next election, following the de-selection of our present MP, Anne McIntosh, and in this safe Tory seat, that gives him a very good chance of […]

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New Tory candidate for Thirsk and Malton to be announced soon

Ryedale’s potential next MP is expected to be announced this week. A special meeting of the Thirsk and Malton Conservative Association is to be held tomorrow to choose a prospective parliamentary candidate, to replace Anne McIntosh who has been de-selected. Speculation over the final four, who have been selected from about 90 applications, has mounted […]

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RDC announces new voter registration system

From Ryedale District Council: Over the summer, all Ryedale residents will receive a letter through the post telling them about the biggest change to the electoral registration system in nearly 100 years. Janet Waggott, Electoral Registration Officer will write to all residents. The letter will explain that a new, more secure system of Individual Electoral […]

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Candidates in the EU elections, May 22

The North Yorkshire and Humberside region elects six MEPs, currently two Lib Dems (one formerly Conservative), one Conservative, one Labour and two independents (one formerly UKIP, and the other formerly BNP). Now that we more or less understand the voting system, it’s time to look at the 57 candidates in the forthcoming elections on May […]

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European Parliamentary elections voting system

Nomination of candidates for the forthcoming European Parliamentary elections has now closed, and the news that in our voting area (Yorkshire and Humber) we will select six MEPs from a list of no less than 57 candidates made me quail at the prospect of spending half an hour in a polling booth trying to find […]

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European musical chairs in Yorkshire

From Len Tingle, BBC Political Editor for Yorkshire, from the BBC web site: As we head towards the European Parliamentary elections later this year it might be useful to reflect on the remarkable game of MEP musical chairs in the Yorkshire and Humber constituency since the last polls. There’s been such an unprecedented round of […]

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Register for the European elections

On May 22nd, European Parliamentary elections are taking place across the UK, including here in Helmsley, where we are able to vote for the six members of the EU Parliament who represent the Yorkshire and Humber region. You must be registered in order to vote. If you are already registered, you should have received a […]

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Renewing your postal vote

New legislation requires that every 5 years all electors with a postal or proxy vote  renew the signature which their local Council holds on file.   Between January and March 2013, therefore, Ryedale District  Council will be contacting such electors for a new signature. You need take no action on this until you are contacted.  […]

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New Police & Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire

Conservative Julia Mulligan has been elected as North Yorkshire’s first police and crime commissioner (PCC). Mrs Mulligan, a former local councillor and school governor, beat Labour’s Ruth Potter by 47,885 votes to 34,328 votes. The result comes after a low turnout, with figures showing just 13.3% of the electorate went to the polls. The new […]

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Electoral registration

Ryedale District Council would like to remind all local residents who have not yet returned their electoral registration forms, which were mailed some weeks ago, to do so. If you don’t register, you can’t vote in any Parliamentary, European, County, District or Parish Election., so this is important. More information, including details of how to […]

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