There are three parliamentary constituencies within Harrogate district:
- Harrogate and Knaresborough
- Skipton and Ripon (part)
- Selby and Ainsty (part)
Each constituency has its own Member of Parliament.
To stand for UK Parliamentary elections, a candidate must not be disqualified from holding office and
- must be British or Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of the Republic of Ireland; and
- be 18 years of age or more on the date of nomination and, if there is a poll, on the day of the election
- in order to stand for election, a candidate must submit a nomination paper signed by ten electors for the constituency and lodge a deposit of £500, which may be refunded
In order to stand for a registered political party, a candidate must gain the party's permission. Political parties have their own various eligibility criteria and selection procedures.
Candidates wishing to establish a new political party must submit the required information to the Electoral Commission.
Guidance on this, the nomination procedure and the election process generally is available in the candidates guides published by the Electoral Commission. These deal with the incurring of expenses, role of election agents and other assistants and detail political election offences.
A Parliamentary election will take place on 12 December 2019, please see the key dates for the election below:
Dissolution of Parliament - 6 November
Receipt of writ - 7 November
Publication of Notice of Election - 11 November
Nomination period opens - 12 November until 14 November 10am until 4pm
Deadline for withdrawals of nomination - 14 November at 4pm
Deadline for the notification of appointment of election agents - 14 November at 4pm
Publication of statement of persons nominated, notice of poll and situation of polling station - 14 November at 5pm
Deadline to register to vote for this election - 26 November at midnight
Deadline to apply for a postal vote, including the deadline to cancel or amend existing postal votes - 26 November at 5pm
Deadline for receiving new applications to vote by proxy - 4 December at 5pm
Deadline for notification of appointment of polling and counting agents - 5 December
First date that electors can apply for a replacement for a lost postal vote - 6 December
Deadline for notification of appointment of sub agents - 10 December
Polling day - 12 December 7am until 10pm
Page last updated 14/11/2019