Selby (UK Parliament constituency)

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Selby
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Selby in North Yorkshire for the 2005 general election.
Outline map
Location of North Yorkshire within England.
County North Yorkshire
Major settlements Selby, Tadcaster, Sherburn-in-Elmet
19832010
Number of members One
Replaced by Selby and Ainsty, York Outer
Created from Barkston Ash

Selby was a parliamentary 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.

The constituency existed from 1983 to 2010.

History[edit]

This safe Conservative seat from 1983 to 1997 became a Labour marginal for the remainder of its existence.

Boundaries[edit]

1983-1997:

1997-2010: The District of Selby.

The constituency covered the district of Selby and the south-eastern suburbs of the city of York (namely the parishes of Fulford, Heslington and Osbaldwick and Heworth Without[1]). It included the University of York and the Drax and Eggborough power stations.

Boundary review[edit]

Following their review of parliamentary representation in York and North Yorkshire in the 2000s, the Boundary Commission for England created a new seat of Selby and Ainsty. The new seat consists of much of the former Selby constituency, minus the south-western suburbs of York which are included in the (also newly created) seat of York Outer.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
1983 Michael Alison Conservative
1997 John Grogan Labour
2010 constituency abolished: see Selby and Ainsty & York Outer

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Selby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Grogan 22,623 43.1 −2.0
Conservative Mark Menzies 22,156 42.2 +1.4
Liberal Democrat Ian Cuthbertson 7,770 14.8 +3.7
Majority 467 0.9
Turnout 52,549 65.4 +0.4
Labour hold Swing -1.7
General Election 2001: Selby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Grogan 22,652 45.1 −0.8
Conservative Michael Mitchell 20,514 40.8 +1.7
Liberal Democrat Jeremy Wilcock 5,569 11.1 −1.0
Green Helen Kenwright 902 1.8 N/A
UKIP Bob Lewis 635 1.3 +0.3
Majority 2,138 4.3
Turnout 50,272 65.0 −9.8
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Selby[3][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Grogan 25,838 45.9 +11.0
Conservative Ken Hind 22,002 39.1 −11.1
Liberal Democrat A. Edward Batty 6,778 12.0 −2.9
Referendum Party D Walker 1,162 2.1 N/A
UKIP P Spence 536 1.0 N/A
Majority 3,836 6.8 −8.6
Turnout 56,316 74.7
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +11.1
General Election 1992: Selby[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Alison 31,067 50.2 −1.4
Labour John Grogan 21,559 34.8 +8.1
Liberal Democrat A. Edward Batty 9,244 14.9 −6.7
Majority 9,508 15.4 −9.5
Turnout 61,870 80.2 +2.5
Conservative hold Swing −4.7

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ The ward of Osbaldwick and Heworth Without was moved to the Selby constituency in 1997
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "S" (part 2)[self-published source][better source needed]
  3. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1997. Politics Resources. 1 May 1997. Retrieved 5 January 2011. 
  4. ^ C. Rallings & M. Thrasher, The Media Guide to the New Parliamentary Constituencies, p.145 (Plymouth: LGC Elections Centre, 1995)
  5. ^ The 1997 election result has swings relative to the notional, not the actual, 1992 result.
  6. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 December 2010. 

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