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)
Area rank69th
 (mid-2019 est.)
 • Total90,620
 • RankRanked 268th
 • Density390/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] It is the southernmost district of North Yorkshire, and it borders the City of York, the boroughs of the City of Leeds and the City of Wakefield, in West Yorkshire, the Borough of Doncaster, in South Yorkshire. Selby District also borders 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, but 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 (towns in bold) 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]


  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.

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