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Elections - Results of Past Elections

This page gives the results for the most recent of various types of election held in Craven District in the past few years.

The Council's Returning Officer is responsible for the conduct of local and national elections, and referendums in the Craven District .  Below you will find information about the most recent results of recent Craven District Council, North Yorkshire County Council and Parliamentary General elections, and the last National Referendum.                           

District Council Elections

Craven District Council has 30 Councillors representing 19 Wards; each ward has either 1 or 2 Councillors. A third of the Council is elected in three out of every four years' period.  District Councillors serve a term of four years.  The results of the last three elections are , pdf icon Craven District Council Election Results 2010 [62kb],pdf icon Craven District Council - Election Results 2011 [59kb] and pdf icon District - Declaration of Results 2012 [74kb]

For elections before the years above, please contact

Further information about forthcoming elections the Craven District can be found in Election Results 2014.

County Council Elections

There are 7 North Yorkshire County Council Electoral Divisions in Craven.  County Councillors are elected once every four years and serve a term of four years.  These are the results for the 2009 elections pdf icon North Yorkshire County Council Election Results 2009 [6kb].  These are results for those held on 2 May 2013 pdf icon North Yorkshire County Council Election Results 2013 [48kb] .

Parish Council Elections

Parish elections are held in different parts of the District in three out of every four years' period, alongside the District Ward elections.  There are 37 Parish Councils in the District and each Parish Council is elected once every four years.  Copies of results can be found by contacting the Elections' Office using the contact details to the right of this page.

For information about parish elections being held in the current / coming year, go to Election Results 2014.


A Referendum on the voting system for UK Parliamentary Elections was held on Thursday 5 May 2011.  For further information please contact the Electoral Commission.  This gives the pdf icon Declaration of Count Totals for Referendum [11kb] for the Craven District Counting Area.

Parliamentary Elections  

The Member of Parliament for the Skipton and Ripon Constituency is voted into the House of Commons at a parliamentary general election (or by-election).  This is the pdf icon Skipton and Ripon Constituency Election Result 2010 [15kb] ; the date of the election was 6 May 2010. 

By a new law passed in 2011, Parliamentary General Elections will take place at five-yearly intervals, starting on the first Thursday in May 2015.  There is a possibility of an earlier election being held at another time of the year if certain conditions are met, but future elections will still revert to being held on the first Thursday in May in the fourth year after that. 

European Elections

The UK's membership of the European Union means that elections to the European Parliament are held every 5 years.

The European Parliamentary Elections were held on 4 June 2009, so the next will be on 22 May 2014.


A By-election can be held if a Councillor, Parish, District or County, or the Police and Crime Commissioner or the Member of Parliament dies or resigns.  By-Elections are not required for replacing Members of the European Parliament because of the electoral list system which is used.

Police and Crime Commissioner

An election was held for the new Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire on 15th November 2012.  The Commissioner will do the work undertaken by the North Yorkshire Police Authority.  The first Commissioner will hold office until May 2016 and the terms of office will be for four years after that.

This is the pdf icon Result of the Police and Crime Commissioner Election in North Yorkshire [22kb]  held in November 2012 together with the pdf icon result of the poll in the Craven District. [20kb]