Selby District

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Coordinates: 53°46′37″N 1°04′44″W / 53.777°N 1.079°W / 53.777; -1.079

Selby District
Selby District Community House
Selby District Community House
Official logo of Selby District
Shown within North Yorkshire
Shown within North Yorkshire
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Shire countyNorth Yorkshire
Admin. HQSelby
 • TypeSelby District Council
 • Leadership:Leader and Executive
 • Executive:Conservative
 • MPs:Nigel Adams
 • Total231.4 sq mi (599.3 km2)
 • Rank69th
 • Total91,988
 • RankRanked 264th
 • Density400/sq mi (150/km2)
Time zoneUTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (British Summer Time)
ONS code36UH (ONS)
E07000169 (GSS)
Ethnicity92.3% White

Selby District is a local government district of North Yorkshire, England. The local authority, Selby District Council, is based in the town of Selby. The Local Authority had a population of 83,449 at the 2011 Census.[1] The southernmost district of North Yorkshire, it borders the City of York unitary authority, the Borough of Harrogate in North Yorkshire, the City of Leeds and City of Wakefield districts in West Yorkshire, the City of Doncaster in South Yorkshire, and the ceremonial county of the East Riding of Yorkshire.


The district was formed on 1 April 1974 by the merger of Selby Urban District, Selby Rural District and parts of Derwent Rural District, Hemsworth Rural District, Osgoldcross Rural District and Tadcaster Rural District. Of them, Derwent Rural District was in the historic East Riding of Yorkshire, while the rest were in the West Riding of Yorkshire.

On 1 April 1996, the parishes of Acaster Malbis, Askham Bryan, Askham Richard, Bishopthorpe, Copmanthorpe, Deighton, Dunnington, Elvington, Fulford, Heslington, Kexby, Naburn and Wheldrake were all transferred from the district to form part of the new City of York Council unitary authority. According to the 2001 census, those parishes had a population of 22,873.

Selby is twinned with Carentan in France and Filderstadt in Germany.

Towns and villages[edit]

Settlements in the district of Selby include:

Balne, Barlby, Barlow, Biggin, Bilbrough, Bolton Percy, Burn, Burton Salmon, Brayton, Brotherton
Camblesforth, Carlton, Cawood, Church Fenton, Cliffe, Chapel Haddlesey, Cridling Stubbs
Eggborough, Escrick
Hambleton, Hemingbrough, Hensall, Hillam, Hirst Courtney
Kelfield, Kellington, Kirk Smeaton
Long Drax, Lumby
Monk Fryston
Newthorpe, North Duffield
Selby, Sherburn in Elmet, Skipwith, Stutton, South Milford, Stillingfleet
Tadcaster, Temple Hirst, Thorganby, Thorpe Willoughby, Towton
Walden Stubbs, West Haddlesey, Whitley, Wistow, Womersley


Map showing the makeup of Selby District Council as of 10 November 2017.
Council make-up as of 10 November 2017.(Blue: Conservatives, Red: Labour, Grey: Independents)

The Conservative party currently have a majority on the council, with Labour in opposition. In July 2018, a senior Tory defected to the Yorkshire Party.[2]


In July 2021 the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government announced that in April 2023, the non-metropolitan county will be reorganised into a unitary authority. Selby District Council will be abolished and its functions transferred to a new single authority for the non-metropolitan county of North Yorkshire.[3][4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Selby Local Authority (E07000169)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 5 March 2020.
  2. ^ Laversuch, Chloe (23 July 2018). "Conservative councillor quits to join Yorkshire Party". The York Press. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Next steps for new unitary councils in Cumbria, North Yorkshire and Somerset". Retrieved 20 December 2021.
  4. ^ "The new council". North Yorkshire County Council. Retrieved 20 December 2021.

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