Briefing session for General Election candidates

Monday, 4 November 2019

Following the government announcement that there will be a General Election held on Thursday 12 December, we will be hosting a briefing session for those thinking of standing as a candidate in the election for the Scarborough and Whitby Constituency. Prospective candidates and their agents are urged to attend.

The briefing session will take place from 1pm until 3pm on Thursday 7 November at the Town Hall, St Nicholas Street, Scarborough, YO11 2HG.

Information will be provided about the nomination process and about how to complete the nomination forms for those unfamiliar with the process.  Nomination packs will be available to take away and complete. Anyone wanting to attend should inform the elections team by emailing or calling 01723 232309 or 01723 383506.

For those that can’t attend, nomination packs can be obtained by:

Nomination papers can be submitted to the Acting Returning Officer, Town Hall, St Nicholas Street, Scarborough, YO11 2HG between the hours of 10.00am and 4.00pm, from Tuesday 12 November to Thursday 14 November.  Nomination papers cannot be handed in at Filey or Whitby.

Anyone not on the register of electors will not be able to vote in any of the elections.  There is still time for people to register and this can be done easily online at before the deadline of midnight, Tuesday 26 November. Alternatively, people can contact the council’s Elections team for assistance.

Anyone who will be on holiday on 12 December can apply to vote by post or proxy (a proxy is someone that can vote on your behalf, but at the named elector's usual polling station). More information about this can be found at

The deadline for making changes to existing postal vote arrangements or applying for a postal vote is 5.00pm, Tuesday 26 November. The deadline for applying to vote by proxy is 5.00pm, Wednesday 4 December.