North Yorkshire County Council

Election 2017 Results

Party Seats 2013 Seats 2017 Change


Seats 201345 Seats 201755 Change+10


Seats 20138 Seats 201710 Change+2


Seats 20137 Seats 20174 Change−3

PartyLiberal Democrat

Seats 20138 Seats 20173 Change−5


Seats 20132 Seats 2017- Change−2


Seats 20132 Seats 2017- Change−2
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Latest Updates

Oystercatcher chick hatches at recycling centre

An oystercatcher chick has hatched at a recycling centre in North Yorkshire after eggs were laid in a skip on the site.

Oystercatcher chick
North Yorkshire County Council

The eggs were left to hatch after being found by staff at the West Harrogate household waste recycling centre.

Eggs in the skip
North Yorkshire County Council

A month after they arrived the chick hatched and has now left the makeshift nest.

Special needs transport plan saves £900k - Council

More than £900,000 has been saved in one year by ending free home-to-school transport for special needs and disabled pupils aged 16 to 18, according to North Yorkshire County Council.

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A review by the authority has concluded the implementation of the policy has "not had a detrimental impact on the ability of young people accessing their education".

North Yorkshire County Council approved plans in May 2018 to charge post-16 students with special educational needs or disabilities for their home-to-school transport.

The move was made as part of a bid to save about £2m a year.

Council salaries for bosses revealed

Bradford Council's chief executive earned almost £230,000 in the 2017 to 2018 financial year, the most of any Yorkshire council, new figures have revealed.

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The figures, which are from the Taxpayers' Alliance, show how much was paid in salary, pension contributions and expenses.

Sheffield City Council paid chief executive John Mothersole £186,125 as a salary with a pension contribution of £35,364.

Elsewhere in Yorkshire, Leeds City Council's chief executive was paid £201,171.

Meanwhile, North Yorkshire paid their chief executive almost £200,000.

Caroline Lacey, chief executive for East Riding of Yorkshire, was paid a combined total of £189,000.

A Sheffield Council spokesperson said it reviews its pay structure regularly.

"Sheffield City Council is the third largest metropolitan council in the country", a statement said. "We are still one of the lowest paying large authorities in terms of our overall top pay bill."