North Yorkshire County Council elections

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North Yorkshire County Council is elected every four years.

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Political control

Political control has been exercised as follows: [1]

Party in controlYears
Conservative 19731993
No overall control 19932001
Conservative 2001present

Leadership

The leaders of the council since 2001 have been: [2]

CouncillorPartyFromTo
David Ashton Conservative 20 Jun 2001
John Weighell Conservative 20 Jun 200120 May 2015
Carl Les Conservative 20 May 2015

Council elections

There was no election in 2021 because of proposals to abolish the county council. Councillors elected in 2022 will serve as county councillors until April 2023, and will then serve as councillors for the new unitary North Yorkshire Council.

County result maps

By-election results

The following is an incomplete list of by-elections to North Yorkshire County Council.

2001-2005

Cayton by-election, 15 July 2004 [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative John Blackburn1,46675.1+39.2
Labour Simon Turner48524.9+3.2
Majority98150.3
Turnout 1,951
Conservative gain from Independent Swing

By-election following death of Denis Pedder. [3]

2009-2013

Thornton Dale and the Wolds by-election, 27 October 2011 [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Janet Sanderson1,12266.2+4.7
Liberal Democrats Eric Beechley57433.8+4.1
Majority54832.3
Turnout 1,696
Conservative hold Swing

By-election following resignation of Ron Haigh. [4]

Central Richmondshire by-election, 3 May 2012 [5]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Independent Helen Grant58843.7+43.7
Conservative Steph Todd55341.1-3.4
Labour Eric Beechley20515.2+10.3
Majority352.6
Turnout 1,346
Independent gain from Conservative Swing

By-election following resignation of Melva Steckles. [5]

2013-2017

South Selby by-election, 10 October 2013 [6]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Mike Jordan59237.0-3.2
Labour Rod Price52532.8-1.6
UKIP Colin Heath28217.6+17.6
Independent David McSherry20112.6-5.7
Majority674.2
Turnout 1,600
Conservative hold Swing

By-election following death of Margaret Hulme. [7]

Skipton West by-election, 2 July 2014 [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Independent Andrew Solloway39123.4-0.2
Conservative Paul Whitaker35521.3+0.9
Liberal Democrats Paul English30918.5-10.1
UKIP Roger Baxandall23814.3+14.3
Green Claire Nash19411.6-4.0
Labour Andrew Rankine18110.9-0.9
Majority362.2
Turnout 1,668
Independent gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

By-election following death of Polly English. [9]

Northallerton by-election, 26 May 2016 [10]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Caroline Dickinson65448.3-4.1
UKIP Stephen Place27820.5-10.6
Labour David Tickle23317.2+0.7
Yorkshire First Christopher Pearson1319.7+9.7
Green Michael Chaloner584.3+4.3
Majority37627.8
Turnout 1,354
Conservative hold Swing

By-election following death of Tony Hall. [11]

2017–2022

Knaresborough by-election, 16 August 2018 [12]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democrats David Goode205154.9+20.1
Conservative Philip Ireland131335.2-3.3
Labour Sharon-Theresa Calvert3699.9-1.4
Majority73819.7
Turnout 3,74430.3
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing +11.7%

By-election following resignation of Nicola Faris.

Upper Dales by-election, 17 October 2019 [13]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Yvonne Peacock88445.7+16.2
Independent Jill McMullon74138.3+38.3
Liberal Democrats Simon Crosby20410.5+10.5
Green Kevin Foster1075.5+0.4
Majority1437.4
Turnout 1,93641.5
Conservative gain from Independent Swing

By-election following death of John Blackie. [14]

Bilton and Nidd Gorge by-election, 6 May 2021 [15]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Matt Scott199142.6+10.4
Liberal Democrats Andrew Kempston-Parkes163935.1+6.9
Labour Tyler Reeton4349.3-3.8%
Green Arnold Warneken4309.2New
Yorkshire John Hall1362.9New
Independent Harvey Alexander461-17.9
Majority3527.5
Turnout 4,69637.4
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing +14.15%

By-election following death of Geoff Webber. [16]

Ribblesdale by-election, 6 May 2021 [17]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative David Staveley1,53754.2-11.1
Labour Brian McDaid47516.7-18.0
Liberal Democrats Luke Allan43015.2+15.2
Green David Noland39513.9+13.9
Majority1,06237.4
Turnout 2,83744.0
Conservative hold Swing

By-election following death of Richard Welch. [18]

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