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Parliamentary General Election - 8th June 2017

A Parliamentary election for the Skipton and Ripon Constituency will be held on Thursday 8th June 2017.

pdf icon Notice of Election Skipton and Ripon Constituency [69kb]

pdf icon Statement of Persons Nominated Skipton and Ripon Constituency [16kb]

pdf icon Notice of Election Agents [9kb]

pdf icon Situation of Polling Stations [107kb]

Key Dates

Publication of the Notice of Election 8th May 2017
Deadline for the receipt of nominations 4pm 11th May 2017
Publication of the Statement of Persons Nominated 5pm 11th May 2017
Last date for registration 22nd May 2017
Deadline for postal vote applications 5pm 23rd May 2017
Deadline for proxy vote applications 5pm 31st May 2017
First day to replace lost postal ballot papers 2nd June 2017
Day of Poll Thursday 8th June 2017

If you wish to apply for a new postal or proxy vote application, forms can be found in the side bar.  Please note the deadlines for applications shown above.

If you are not already registered to vote, new registrations can be made at or by contacting the Council on 01756 700600 (Note: you will be asked for your National Insurance number and date of birth)


The next scheduled District and Parish Council elections will be held in May 2018.

Top Tasks

Electoral Services are responsible for preparation and annual publication of the Register of Electors , as well the maintaining and up-dating the Register during the year through the rolling registration procedures.

Electoral Services organises all elections for local Parish, District, County, UK Parliamentary, European Parliamentary, Police and Crime Commissioner and referendums. District Council Elections take place in three out of four years (a third of the councillors are elected at each time).

Electoral Services organises all the polling stations, staff and ballot papers to ensure the smooth running of the elections. It also process all applications to vote by post or proxy and maintains the absent voters lists.

The overall aim of the service is to manage the electoral registration and election process in a transparent, accountable and innovative manner, to ensure that local people are fully able to exercise their right to vote and influence decisions that affect their lives.