North Yorkshire County Council is elected every four years.

Political control

Political control has been exercised as follows:[1]

Party in control Years
Conservative 1973–1993
No overall control 1993–2001
Conservative 2001–present

Leadership

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

Councillor Party From To
David Ashton Conservative 20 Jun 2001
John Weighell Conservative 20 Jun 2001 20 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]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Blackburn 1,466 75.1 +39.2
Labour Simon Turner 485 24.9 +3.2
Majority 981 50.3
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]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Janet Sanderson 1,122 66.2 +4.7
Liberal Democrats Eric Beechley 574 33.8 +4.1
Majority 548 32.3
Turnout 1,696
Conservative hold Swing

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

Central Richmondshire by-election, 3 May 2012[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Helen Grant 588 43.7 +43.7
Conservative Steph Todd 553 41.1 -3.4
Labour Eric Beechley 205 15.2 +10.3
Majority 35 2.6
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]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mike Jordan 592 37.0 -3.2
Labour Rod Price 525 32.8 -1.6
UKIP Colin Heath 282 17.6 +17.6
Independent David McSherry 201 12.6 -5.7
Majority 67 4.2
Turnout 1,600
Conservative hold Swing

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

Skipton West by-election, 2 July 2014[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Andrew Solloway 391 23.4 -0.2
Conservative Paul Whitaker 355 21.3 +0.9
Liberal Democrats Paul English 309 18.5 -10.1
UKIP Roger Baxandall 238 14.3 +14.3
Green Claire Nash 194 11.6 -4.0
Labour Andrew Rankine 181 10.9 -0.9
Majority 36 2.2
Turnout 1,668
Independent gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

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

Northallerton by-election, 26 May 2016[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Caroline Dickinson 654 48.3 -4.1
UKIP Stephen Place 278 20.5 -10.6
Labour David Tickle 233 17.2 +0.7
Yorkshire First Christopher Pearson 131 9.7 +9.7
Green Michael Chaloner 58 4.3 +4.3
Majority 376 27.8
Turnout 1,354
Conservative hold Swing

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

2017–2022

Knaresborough by-election, 16 August 2018[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats David Goode 2051 54.9 +20.1
Conservative Philip Ireland 1313 35.2 -3.3
Labour Sharon-Theresa Calvert 369 9.9 -1.4
Majority 738 19.7
Turnout 3,744 30.3
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing +11.7%

By-election following resignation of Nicola Faris.

Upper Dales by-election, 17 October 2019[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Yvonne Peacock 884 45.7 +16.2
Independent Jill McMullon 741 38.3 +38.3
Liberal Democrats Simon Crosby 204 10.5 +10.5
Green Kevin Foster 107 5.5 +0.4
Majority 143 7.4
Turnout 1,936 41.5
Conservative gain from Independent Swing

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

Bilton and Nidd Gorge by-election, 6 May 2021[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Matt Scott 1991 42.6 +10.4
Liberal Democrats Andrew Kempston-Parkes 1639 35.1 +6.9
Labour Tyler Reeton 434 9.3 -3.8%
Green Arnold Warneken 430 9.2 New
Yorkshire John Hall 136 2.9 New
Independent Harvey Alexander 46 1 -17.9
Majority 352 7.5
Turnout 4,696 37.4
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing +14.15%

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

Ribblesdale by-election, 6 May 2021[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Staveley 1,537 54.2 -11.1
Labour Brian McDaid 475 16.7 -18.0
Liberal Democrats Luke Allan 430 15.2 +15.2
Green David Noland 395 13.9 +13.9
Majority 1,062 37.4
Turnout 2,837 44.0
Conservative hold Swing

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

References

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  2. ^ "Council minutes". North Yorkshire County Council. Retrieved 17 June 2022.
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  4. ^ a b "Thornton Dale and the Wolds by-election". North Yorkshire County Council. Archived from the original on 25 August 2012. Retrieved 10 June 2022.
  5. ^ a b "Central Richmondshire by-election". North Yorkshire County Council. Archived from the original on 10 July 2012. Retrieved 10 June 2022.
  6. ^ "Mike Jordan wins South Selby by-election". York Press. 14 October 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2022.
  7. ^ "Tributes paid to Selby councillor, Margaret Hulme". York Press. 19 June 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2022.
  8. ^ "Elections - by-elections". North Yorkshire County Council. Archived from the original on 7 April 2015. Retrieved 10 June 2022.
  9. ^ Tate, Lesley (24 April 2014). "Tributes pour in for former Skipton mayor Polly English". Craven Herald. Retrieved 10 June 2022.
  10. ^ "Elections - by-elections". North Yorkshire County Council. Archived from the original on 8 June 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2022.
  11. ^ "Tributes to dedicated North Yorks councillor Tony Hall". York Press. 23 March 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2022.
  12. ^ "Result Declaration (North Yorks Council)" (PDF). North Yorkshire County Council. 17 August 2018. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
  13. ^ "Declaration of Result of Poll - Upper Dales" (PDF). North Yorkshire County Council. Retrieved 9 June 2022.
  14. ^ Willis, Joe (13 July 2019). "Long-standing Dales councillor and champion of the Upper Dales John Blackie dies". Richmondshire Today. Retrieved 9 June 2022.
  15. ^ "Declaration of Result of Poll - Harrogate Bilton and Nidd Gorge" (PDF). North Yorkshire County Council. Retrieved 9 June 2022.
  16. ^ "Local Elections Archive Project — Harrogate Bilton and Nidd Gorge Division". andrewteale.me.uk. Retrieved 2 August 2021.
  17. ^ "Declaration of Result of Poll - Ribblesdale" (PDF). North Yorkshire County Council. Retrieved 9 June 2022.
  18. ^ Mason, Viv (25 January 2021). "Tributes to Cllr Richard Welch who died on Sunday". Craven Herald. Retrieved 9 June 2022.