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 is a local government district of North Yorkshire, England. The local authority, Selby District Council, is based in the town of Selby and provides services to an area which includes Tadcaster and a host of villages. The Local Authority had a population of 83,449 at the 2011 Census.[1] It is the southern most district of North Yorkshire, and it borders the City of York, a unitary authority, the districts of the City of Leeds and the City of Wakefield, in West Yorkshire, the town of Doncaster, in South Yorkshire, the ceremonial county of the East Riding of Yorkshire, and the Borough of Harrogate.

Selby District
Selby District Community House
Selby District Community House
Official logo of Selby District
Coat of Arms
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-2018 est.)
 • Total89,106
 • RankRanked 272nd
 • 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


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 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 villagesEdit

Settlements in the district of Selby include:

Barlby, Barlow, Bilbrough, Burn, Brayton
Camblesforth, Carlton, Cawood, Church Fenton, Cliffe, Chapel Haddlesey
Eggborough, Escrick
Hambleton, Hemingbrough, Hensall, Hillam
Kelfield, Kellington, Kirk Smeaton
Monk Fryston
North Duffield
Selby, Sherburn in Elmet, South Milford
Tadcaster, Thorganby, Thorpe Willoughby


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. ^ "Local Authority population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  2. ^ Laversuch, Chloe (23 July 2018). "Conservative councillor quits to join Yorkshire Party". The York Press. Retrieved 12 October 2018.

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