General elections

Information about the general election on 4 July.

A general election is used to vote for Members of Parliament (MP) to represent all areas of the UK in the House of Commons, at the UK Parliament in Westminster, London.

The UK is split into constituencies, and each constituency votes for an MP to represent them, using the first past the post system.

The next UK Parliamentary election will be held on 4 July 2024. 

New constituency boundaries
Election timetable
Notices for the general election
Information and deadlines for voters

New constituency boundaries

The constituency boundaries will change at the next Parliamentary election due to changes approved by the government. You can find out more about the boundary review on the Parliament website.

Due to these changes, at the next Parliamentary election, there will be seven constituencies within the North Yorkshire area:

  • Harrogate and Knaresborough
  • Richmond and Northallerton
  • Scarborough and Whitby
  • Selby
  • Skipton and Ripon
  • Thirsk and Malton
  • Wetherby and Easingwold
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A map showing the 7 new constituency boundaries across North Yorkshire

Election timetable

Publication of Notice of Election Friday 31 May
First date to return nomination forms and deposit (to stand as a candidate) 10am to 4pm, Monday 3 June
Last date to return nomination forms and deposit (to stand as a candidate) 4pm, Friday 7 June
Last date to withdraw standing as a candidate 4pm, Friday 7 June
Last date to appoint an election agent 4pm, Friday 7 June
Last date to register to vote in the election Tuesday 18 June 
Last date to apply to vote by post 5pm, Wednesday 19 June 
Last date for receiving applications for Voter Authority Certificates 5pm, Wednesday 26 June
Last date to apply to vote by proxy 5pm, Wednesday 26 June
Last date to appoint polling and counting agents Thursday 27 June
Deadline to appoint sub-agents Tuesday 2 July
Polling Day Thursday 4 July
Last date to return election expenses forms Friday 9 August

Notices for the general election

 Notice of election (pdf / 69 KB)

Statements of Persons Nominated

Notice of Election Agents

Notice of Election Sub-agents

Information and deadlines for voters

Register to vote in the general election by Tuesday 18 June

You must be registered to vote in the general election. Find out more on our register to vote page.

Apply for a postal vote by 5pm on Wednesday 19 June

You can vote by post if you are not able to get to the polling station on polling day. Find out more on our apply for a postal vote page.

Apply for a Voter Authority Certificate by 5pm on Wednesday 26 June if you do not have accepted identification

To vote in person at a polling station you will need to bring photo identification. Find out what identification is accepted or how to apply for a free Voter Authority Certificate if you do not have accepted identification on our how to vote page.

Apply for a proxy vote by 5pm on Wednesday 26 June

If there is a reason why you are not able to cast your vote in person you can have someone you trust cast your vote for you. Find out more on our apply for a proxy vote page.

What to do on polling day - Thursday 4 July

Our how to vote page has information about photo identification requirements, what to expect at your polling station and how to cast your vote.