Ryedale (UK Parliament constituency)
|Former County constituency|
|for the House of Commons|
Boundary of Ryedale in North Yorkshire for the 2005 general election.
Location of North Yorkshire within England.
|Major settlements||Malton, Helmsley, Pickering|
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||Thirsk and Malton, York Outer|
|Created from||Thirsk and Malton|
Ryedale was a constituency in North Yorkshire represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election. It was created in 1983 and abolished in 2010.
The constituency was created in 1983 and was largely based on the previous Thirsk and Malton constituency. The constituency underwent the only boundary changes of its 17-year existence for the 1997 general election, when the areas surrounding Easingwold and the York suburbs of Haxby, Wigginton, New Earswick, Rawcliffe, Skelton and Clifton Without were transferred to the new Vale of York constituency, as well as Osbaldwick and Heworth Without ward being added from the Selby constituency.
At the time of its abolition in 2010, the constituency covered Ryedale (including Malton, Norton-on-Derwent, Helmsley and Pickering), Filey and the north eastern suburbs of York (including Huntington, Strensall, Osbaldwick and Heworth Without).
Following its review of parliamentary representation of North Yorkshire, Ryedale constituency was abolished, with its electoral wards being used to form a new Thirsk and Malton seat. These changes were implemented in 2010.
Members of Parliament
|1983||John Spence||Conservative||previously MP for Thirsk and Malton|
|1986 by-election||Elizabeth Shields||Liberal|
|2010||constituency abolished: see Thirsk and Malton|
Elections in the 2000s
|General Election 2005: Ryedale|
|Liberal Democrat||Gordon Beever||10,782||24.4||-11.7|
|General Election 2001: Ryedale|
|Liberal Democrat||Keith Orrell||15,836||36.1||+2.7|
|Labour||David B. Ellis||6,470||14.7||-3.2|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1997: Ryedale|
|Liberal Democrat||Keith Orrell||16,293||33.4||+3.4|
|Labour||Mrs. Alison M. Hiles||8,762||18.0||+3.3|
|Referendum Party||John E. Mackfall||1,460||3.0||N/A|
|General Election 1992: Ryedale|
|Liberal Democrat||Elizabeth Shields||21,449||30.1||−8.4|
Elections in the 1980s
|General Election 1987: Ryedale|
|SDP–Liberal Alliance (Liberal)||Elizabeth Shields||25,409||38.6|
|Conservative gain from Liberal||Swing|
|Ryedale by-election, 1986|
|SDP–Liberal Alliance (Liberal)||Elizabeth Shields||27,612||50.3||+19.8|
|Labour||Mrs. Shirley Haines||4,633||8.4||−1.9|
|Liberal gain from Conservative||Swing||19.0|
|General Election 1983: Ryedale|
|SDP–Liberal Alliance (Liberal)||Elizabeth Shields||17,170||30.5||N/A|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "R" (part 2)[self-published source][better source needed]
- http://www.politicsresources.net/area/uk/constit/507.htm General Election 1997, Ryedale
- C. Rallings & M. Thrasher, The Media Guide to the New Parliamentary Constituencies, p.142 (Plymouth: LGC Elections Centre, 1995)
- The 1997 election result is calculated relative to the notional, not the actual, 1992 result.
- "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 Dec 2010.
- Chris Cook and John Ramsden (eds.), By-elections in British Politics (Routledge, 1997), p. 11.