Vale of York (UK Parliament constituency)
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|Vale of York|
|Former County constituency|
|for the House of Commons|
Boundary of Vale of York in North Yorkshire for the 2005 general election.
Location of North Yorkshire within England.
|Major settlements||Haxby, Rawcliffe, Clifton Without, Thirsk, Bedale, Easingwold|
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||See text|
|Created from||Ryedale, Richmond, Yorks, Harrogate, Skipton and Ripon|
Vale of York was a county constituency 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 District of Hambleton wards of Bedale, Carlton Miniott, Crakehall, Crayke, Easingwold, Helperby, Hillside, Huby-Sutton, Leemming, Shipton, Sowerby, Stillington, Tanfield, The Thorntons, Thirsk, Tollerton, Topcliffe, and Whitestonecliffe; the District of Ryedale wards of Clifton Without, Haxby North East, Haxby West, New Earswick, Rawcliffe, Skelton, and Wigginton; and the Borough of Harrogate wards of Boroughbridge, Claro, Marston Moor, Nether Poppleton, Newby, Ouseburn, Spofforth, Upper Poppleton, and Wathvale.
This constituency covered the more northerly parts of the Vale of York and included the north-western suburbs of York and the market towns of Easingwold, Bedale, Boroughbridge and Thirsk. The three largest settlements were from the York suburbs.
The reconfiguration of North Yorkshire's constituencies by the Boundary Commission for England saw the creation of a York Central and a York Outer. The populous York suburbs became part of York Outer. Easingwold, Thirsk and surrounding villages joined rural Ryedale to form a new Thirsk and Malton constituency. Bedale rejoined the Richmond constituency. Boroughbridge became part of an enlarged Harrogate seat, while Skipton & Ripon regained some of the surrounding villages. The enlarged Selby and Ainsty seat now encompasses Marston Moor and Spofforth.
Members of Parliament
|2010||constituency abolished: see York Outer, Thirsk and Malton, Richmond (Yorks),
Harrogate and Knaresborough, Selby and Ainsty & Skipton and Ripon
Elections in the 2000s
|General Election 2005: Vale of York|
|Liberal Democrat||Jeremy Wilcock||12,040||23.9||+3.7|
|General Election 2001: Vale of York|
|Liberal Democrat||Greg Stone||9,799||20.2||−3.6|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1997: Vale of York|
|Liberal Democrat||Charles Hall||12,656||23.8||&N/A|
|Referendum Party||Clive Fairclough||2,503||4.7||N/A|
|Social Democratic||Tony Pelton||197||0.4||N/A|