York Central (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 53°57′25″N 1°04′55″W / 53.957°N 1.082°W / 53.957; -1.082

York Central
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of York Central in North Yorkshire.
Outline map
Location of North Yorkshire within England.
County North Yorkshire
Electorate 75,656 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 2010
Member of parliament Hugh Bayley (Labour)
Number of members One
Created from City of York
European Parliament constituency Yorkshire and the Humber

York Central is a parliamentary constituency[n 1] which is represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament by Hugh Bayley of the Labour Party and is currently the only constituency in North Yorkshire not represented by Conservatives.[n 2]


After the 2005 general election the parliamentary representation in North Yorkshire was reviewed by the Boundary Commission for England, which recommended the division of the former City of York constituency before the 2010 general election leading to two constituencies within the borders of the city of York - York Central is entirely surrounded by York Outer.

York Central is one of only two UK Parliament constituencies to be surrounded by another constituency. The other constituency, Bath is entirely surrounded by North East Somerset.


York Central is formed from electoral wards from within the city of York.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
2010 Hugh Bayley Labour


Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: York Central[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP Ken Guest[4]
Liberal Democrat Nick Love[5]
Labour Rachael Maskell
Conservative Robert McIlveen
TUSC Megan Ollerhead [6]
Green Jonathan Tyler
Yorkshire First Chris Whitwood[7]

General Election 2010: York Central[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Hugh Bayley* 18,573 40.0 −8.9
Conservative Susan Wade-Weeks 12,122 26.1 +3.2
Liberal Democrat Christian Vassie 11,694 25.2 +5.0
Green Andy Chase 1,669 3.6 −1.7
BNP Jeff Kelly 1,171 2.5 +2.5
UKIP Paul Abbott 1,100 2.4 +0.3
Monster Raving Loony Eddie Vee 154 0.3 +0.3
Majority 6,451 13.9 −12.0
Turnout 46,483 62.1 +1.4
Labour hold Swing −6.0
* Served as an MP in the 2005–2010 Parliament

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ A borough constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
  2. ^ As with all constituencies, the constituency elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election at least every five years.

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