Selby and Ainsty (UK Parliament constituency)
|Selby and Ainsty|
|for the House of Commons|
Boundary of Selby and Ainsty in North Yorkshire.
Location of North Yorkshire within England.
|Electorate||73,580 (December 2010)|
|Member of Parliament||Nigel Adams (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|European Parliament constituency||Yorkshire and the Humber|
For 2010 the Boundary Commission recommended the creation of this seat following a review of parliamentary representation in York and North Yorkshire. The constituency covers the area around Selby and some parts of the ancient wapentake of Ainsty within the borough of Harrogate.
This seat is a successor to Selby. The electoral wards used to create the extended constituency are:
- The entire District of Selby
- Marston Moor, Ouseburn, Ribston and Spofforth with Lower Wharfedale in the Borough of Harrogate
Some villages in the previous Selby constituency have been moved to the new York Outer constituency.
- In statistics
The constituency consists of Census Output Areas of two local government districts with similar characteristics: a working population whose income is close to the national average and lower than average reliance upon social housing. At the end of 2012 the unemployment rate in the constituency stood as 2.2% of the population claiming jobseekers allowance, compared to the regional average of 4.7%. The district contributing to the bulk of the seat has a low 14.5% of its population without a car, 21.2% of the population without qualifications and a relatively high 26.1% with level 4 qualifications or above. In terms of tenure 75.0% of homes are owned outright or on a mortgage by occupants as at the 2011 census across the Selby district.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2010: Selby and Ainsty|
|Liberal Democrat||Tom Holvey||9,180||17.7||+7.7|
|English Democrats||Graham Glynn||677||1.3||N/A|
Notes and references
- "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- 2001 Census
- Unemployment claimants by constituency The Guardian
- 2011 census interactive maps
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "S" (part 2)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "UK > England > Yorkshire & the Humber > Selby & Ainsty". Election 2010. BBC. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 14 May 2010.
- Selby District Council - Selby and Ainsty constituency, Declaration of Result of Poll, 2010