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Election Hustings

Monday 22nd May at the Kirkbymoorside Methodist Chapel – 7pm. Meet the Parliamentary candidates for the Thirsk and Malton Constituency: Alan Avery – Labour Di Keal – Liberal Democrat Kevin Hollinrake – Conservative Martin Brampton – Green Party Phil Tate – Independent Toby Horton – UKIP You can email your questions by May 19th to: […]

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Election – how to get a postal vote

Many of us were taken by surprise by the announcement of a general election on June 8, and no doubt some of you, like me, quickly realised that as you won’t be in Kirkbymoorside on that day, you won’t be  able to vote.  Polling cards, which arrived last week, say “If you are away or […]

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County Council elections on May 4

With the elections to North Yorkshire County Council happening later this week, we have only had two responses to our request for policy statements from the candidates for the Kirkbymoorside division.  Thank you, Martin Brampton and Steve Mason. To remind you, the candidates for the Kirkbymoorside Division are: • Joy Andrews (Liberals) • Val Arnold (Conservatives) […]

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NYCC elections: Liberal Democrats manifesto

More from the candidates in the forthcoming election to represent the Kirkbymoorside Division on the North Yorkshire County Council.  Here’s Steve Mason for the Liberal Democrats. As your local Liberal Democrats candidate I am asking you vote for me in the North Yorkshire County Council elections on May 4th. I came to Yorkshire in 1991 […]

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NYCC elections: Green Party manifesto

We invited candidates for the Kirkbymoorside Division in the forthcoming elections for North Yorkshire County Council to give us a statement of their campaign aims. Here’s  Martin Brampton, Green Party Candidate. As a Kirkbymoorside town councillor since 2010, I’ve had two main priorities. One has been to make the council open and democratic, and steps […]

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Not a registered elector? Act now!

Elections to the North Yorkshire County Council will be held on May 4; you can find a list of the candidates for the ‘Kirkbymoorside division’ here. In order to vote, you have to be on the register of electors. If you haven’t already registered, it’s not too late to do so, and it can easily […]

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County Council election candidates announced

Voters in North Yorkshire will go to the polls on Thursday, May 4, to elect their county councillors to represent them for the next four years. The list of candidates standing in these elections has now been released. There are six constituencies or ‘divisions’ in Ryedale. The candidates for the Kirkbymoorside Division are: • Joy Andrews […]

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PCC election and EU referendum

From Ryedale District Council: Preparations are underway for the two polls taking place in Ryedale this year – the North Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Election in May and the EU Referendum in June. Residents who are eligible to vote in the Police and Crime Commissioner election on 5 May 2016 should have received a […]

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Local residents to receive important voter registration information

Households in Ryedale will soon be receiving a form asking residents to check whether the information that appears on the electoral register for those living at their address is correct as part of Ryedale District Council’s annual voter registration canvass. The aim of the form is to ensure that the electoral register is up to […]

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Thirsk & Malton General Election Results 2015

2015 Election Results – Thirsk & Malton

Kevin Hollinrake retains the Thirsk & Malton seat for the Conservatives. District Council Results Kirkbymoorside Ward – results Election Candidate Party Votes % Bob Gardiner Conservative 763 25% Elected David Edward Cussons Conservative 757 25% Elected Martin Nicholas Brampton Green Party 477 15% Not elected Jill Louise Wells Labour 436 14% Not elected Luke Derek […]

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Election to Ryedale District Council

With all the excitement of a general election, it is easy to overlook the fact that on Thursday we vote not only for a new MP, but also for members of Ryedale District Council. Kirkbymoorside ward elects two members to the Council, so you have two votes. There are six candidates, as follows: Brampton, Martin […]

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Greens contest local elections

On the back of the Green surge that has led to Greens membership reaching 60000 members, more than the Liberal Democrats and UKIP , the Green Party has 12 candidates in the general election and council election right across Thirsk, Malton and Filey. Green Party Candidate for Thirsk, Malton and Filey, Chris Newsam said that […]

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Town councillors elected unopposed

With all the excitement of a general election, it’s easier to overlook what’s going on closer to home. For example, we have an election for the Kirkbymoorside Town Council. However, there were not more nominees than seats, so there will be no balloting, and the following have been declared duly elected: Ashworth, Henry Angus Brampton, […]

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Nominations list for the Thirsk & Malton Constituency

Please find the Statement of Persons Nominated for the Thirsk and Malton Constituency on 7 May 2015. Anyone not on the register of electors will not be able to vote in the election. There is still time for people to register and this can be done online before the deadline of Monday 20 April. Alternatively, […]

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Two more parliamentary candidates for Thirsk and Malton

Two more candidates have added their names to the list for election as MP for the Thirsk and Malton constituency, bringing the total to seven. John Clark, leader of the Liberal Party on Ryedale District and North Yorkshire County councils, will stand as the party’s prospective parliamentary candidate in May’s election for the third time. […]

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Questions to Candidates RCC Husting – Methodist Church, Kirkbymoorside 16 April

The Ryedale Christian Council is holding its fourth Election Husting since the inaugural one in Kirkbymoorside in 2001. This will take place in The Kirkbymoorside Methodist Church on Thursday 16 April at 7.30pm when five prospective candidates will be given the opportunity to answer a wide range of questions as well as attempt to persuade […]

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2015 Election Nominations now open

Papers can be delivered to Ryedale House between 10am and 4pm on any working day. Please make any appointment if you wish to have an informal check of your papers. It is helpful to us if papers are delivered in good time ahead of the deadline. Many thanks Faye Snowden| Business Improvement Officer 01653 600666 […]

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Election briefing for Ryedale

As well as candidates and agents this may be of interest to people wishing to stand in parish, town and district council elections who are not already members, haven’t an agent and don’t belong to a political party. Thanks to the clerk of Pickering Town Council for sending this across to the blog.

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Green Party to create local campaigning groups

The Thirsk and Malton Green Party is pleased to announce that membership grew in the Yorkshire and Humber region by 155% in 2014, well-ahead of the national Green Party membership growth of 100%. In response to a surge in new members, the local Thirsk and Malton Green Party has elected a Prospective Parliamentary Candidate, Chris […]

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Election looming – help wanted

I am looking for some help please. I am working on an art project for an exhibition at The Ryedale Folk Museum. I have a lovely old ballot box to decorate and I need lots and lots of photos of people letting me know what democracy means to them. It can be one word or […]

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Green Party Choose Chris Newsam for General Election

Thirsk & Malton Green Party have chosen Chris Newsam as their parliamentary candidate for Thirsk and Malton Constituency. Chris lives in West Heslerton and is married to Janice Every and has been a member of the Green Party for many years. He has worked in the charity sector as a professional fundraiser and has previously […]

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Parliamentary candidates, Labour and Lib Dems

The Green Party is meeting today to decide whether to set up a constituency association, and if so, whether to put up a candidate in the next general election. The Conservatives have already announced that Kevin Hollinrake will be their candidate to succeed sitting MP  Ann Macintosh, who has been de-selected. Meanwhile there is news […]

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Greens to set up local constituency group

A plan to form a Thirsk & Malton Green Party will be discussed at a meeting to be held at The Blue Ball Inn, Malton at 2.00 pm, tomorrow, Saturday November 22. This meeting is for members and supporters of The Green Party but anyone interested in The Green Party and its policies is welcome […]

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New parliamentary candidate announced

Kevin Hollinrake is a name you will come to know quite well, possibly very well. He has been selected by the local Conservative party as the candidate to fight the next election, following the de-selection of our present MP, Anne McIntosh, and in this safe Tory seat, that gives him a very good chance of […]

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New Tory candidate for Thirsk and Malton seat to be announced soon

Ryedale’s potential next MP is expected to be announced this week. A special meeting of the Thirsk and Malton Conservative Association is to be held tomorrow to choose a prospective parliamentary candidate, to replace Anne McIntosh who has been de-selected. Speculation over the final four, who have been selected from about 90 applications, has mounted […]

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RDC announces new voter registration system

From Ryedale District Council: Over the summer, all Ryedale residents will receive a letter through the post telling them about the biggest change to the electoral registration system in nearly 100 years. Janet Waggott, Electoral Registration Officer will write to all residents. The letter will explain that a new, more secure system of Individual Electoral […]

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European election results

England went to the polls last Thursday to elect new MEPs, including six to represent our region, Yorkshire and the Humber.  Results were not announced until voting had concluded in all EU member states, and that happened yesterday.  Yorkshire and the Humber returned three MEPs from UKIP, two from the Labour party, and one from […]

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European Elections – today!

Don’t forget that today you need to go and vote in the election for members of the European Parliament. The European Parliament is the only directly elected institution in the European Union. So this is your chance to decide who represents you in Brussels and Strasbourg (Yes, they still shuttle between the two parliament buildings […]

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Why I want Yorkshire to have the powers to shape its own destiny

The celebrations on Yorkshire Day on the 1st August every year show just how proud the people of Yorkshire are of their own county. Probably no other part of England has quite the same sense of distinctiveness and individuality. Yorkshire is an identifiable community with broadly definable borders going back hundreds of years. It has […]

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