By-elections are used to fill elected offices that have become vacant between general elections.

If a by-election is triggered in any of North Yorkshire County Council's electoral divisions, information will appear on this page.

Statement of persons nominated

The statement of the persons nominated for election as a County Councillor for the Masham and Fountains division has been published today 16 January 2023.

 View the statement of persons nominated for the Masham and Fountains division (pdf / 72 KB).

Notice of election

A Notice of election has been published today (3 January 2023) for the vacancy on us for Masham and Fountains Division.

Nomination papers must be delivered to the deputy returning officer, Civic Centre, St Lukes Avenue, Harrogate, HG1 2AE on any day after the date of this notice, on Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm (excluding bank holidays) but no later than 4pm on Friday 13 January 2023.

If any election is contested the poll will take place on Thursday 9 February 2023.

 View the notice of election for the Masham and Fountains Division (pdf / 74 KB).

Declaration of results 

Following a by-election on 6 May 2021 Matt Scott has been duly elected to the division of Harrogate Bilton Nidd Gorge.  View full Harrogate Bilton Nidd Gorge election results here. (pdf / 191 KB)

Following a by-election on 6 May 2021 David Staveley has been duly elected to the division of Ribblesdale.  View full Ribblesdale election results here. (pdf / 189 KB)

Following a by-election on 16 August David Ryland Goode has been duly elected to the division of Knaresborough in the Borough of Harrogate.  View full Knaresborough election results here (pdf / 15 KB).

Following a by-election on 17 October 2019 Yvonne Peacock has been duly elected to the Upper Dales division.  View full Upper Dales division election results here (pdf / 15 KB).