List of Parliamentary constituencies in North Yorkshire

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The county of North Yorkshire, together with the unitary authority of York, is divided into 8 Parliamentary constituencies - 2 Borough constituencies and 6 County constituencies. These divisions were drawn up when the district of York occupied a smaller area than the current unitary authority, and was allocated one seat.


  † Conservative   ‡ Labour   ¤ Liberal Democrat   UKIP

Constituency[nb 1] Electorate Majority[nb 2] Member of Parliament Nearest opposition Map
Harrogate and Knaresborough CC 76,408 16,371   Andrew Jones   Helen Flynn ¤
Richmond (Yorks) CC 79,062 19,550   Rishi Sunak   Matthew Cooke
Scarborough and Whitby CC 74,891 6,200   Robert Goodwill   Ian Mcinnes‡
Selby and Ainsty CC 76,082 13,557   Nigel Adams   Mark Hayes‡
Skipton and Ripon CC 76,645 20,761   Julian Smith   Malcolm Birks‡
Thirsk and Malton CC 77,451 19,456   Kevin Hollinrake   Alan Avery‡
York Central BC 75,351 6,716   Rachael Maskell   Robert McIlveen†
York Outer CC 78,561 13,129   Julian Sturdy   Joe Riches‡

Changes proposed in 2016[edit]

As part of the Sixth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies proposed in 2016 the Boundary Commission for England proposed the following constituencies covering an area across North, South and West Yorkshire.[1]

Changes made in 2010[edit]

Former name Former boundaries
  1. City of York BC
  2. Harrogate and Knaresborough BC
  3. Richmond (Yorks) CC
  4. Ryedale CC
  5. Scarborough and Whitby CC
  6. Selby CC
  7. Skipton and Ripon CC
  8. Vale of York CC
Parliamentary constituencies in North Yorkshire

The Boundary Commission for England recommended that the area continue to be divided into 8 constituencies, but extensively redrawn in the south-eastern part to accommodate exactly two seats in what is now York. These changes were implemented at the United Kingdom general election, 2010.

Current name Current boundaries
  1. Harrogate and Knaresborough CC
  2. Richmond (Yorks) CC
  3. Scarborough and Whitby CC
  4. Selby and Ainsty CC
  5. Skipton and Ripon CC
  6. Thirsk and Malton CC
  7. York Central BC
  8. York Outer CC
Proposed Revised constituencies in North Yorkshire


2005 2010 2015
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Historical representation by party[edit]

Data given here is for the North Riding of Yorkshire until 1983, and includes the city of York throughout.

1885 to 1918[edit]

Constituency 1885 1886 1892 93 1895 97 98 1900 02 05 1906 Jan 1910 Dec 1910 15
York A. Pease Butcher Greenwood A. Rowntree
Lockwood Beresford Faber Butcher
Cleveland H. Pease A. Pease Samuel
Middlesbrough I. Wilson J. Wilson --> Sadler J. Wilson Williams
Richmond (Yorks) Milbank Elliot Hutton Dyke Acland Orde-Powlett
Scarborough Sitwell J. Rowntree Sitwell Compton-Rickett Rea
Thirsk and Malton Dawnay Lawson Duncombe Turton
Whitby E. Beckett Buxton G. Beckett

1918 to 1950[edit]

Constituency 1918 1922 1923 1924 28 1929 1931 1935 37 40 41 45 1945 48 49
York Butcher Marriott Burgess Lumley Wood Corlett
Cleveland Goff Starmer Goff Mansfield Bower Willey
Middlesbrough East Williams Brown Williams Wilkinson Young Edwards --> -->
Middlesbrough West Thomson Griffith Johnstone Bennett Cooper
Richmond (Yorks) Wilson Dugdale
Scarborough and Whitby Beckett Herbert Latham Spearman
Thirsk and Malton E. Turton R. Turton

1950 to 1983[edit]

Constituency 1950 1951 52 54 1955 1959 62 1964 1966 1970 Feb 1974 Oct 1974 1979 81
York Hylton-Foster Longbottom Lyon
Cleveland / Cleveland and Whitby (1974) Willey Palmer Proudfoot Tinn Brittan
Harrogate York Ramsden Banks
Middlesbrough East / Middlesbrough (1974) Marquand Bottomley
Middlesbrough West / Thornaby (1974) Cooper Simon Bray Sutcliffe Wrigglesworth -->
Richmond (Yorks) Dugdale Kitson
Scarborough and Whitby / Scarborough (1974) Spearman Shaw
Thirsk and Malton Turton Spence
Redcar Tinn

1983 to present[edit]

Constituency 1983 86 1987 89 1992 1997 2001 2005 2010 2015
York / York Central (2010) Gregory Bayley Maskell
Harrogate / Harrogate and Knaresborough (1997) Banks Willis Jones
Richmond (Yorks) Brittan Hague Sunak
Ryedale / Thirsk and Malton (2010) Spence Shields Greenway McIntosh Hollinrake
Scarborough / Scarborough and Whitby (1997) Shaw Sykes Quinn Goodwill
Selby / Selby and Ainsty (2010) Alison Grogan Adams
Skipton and Ripon Watson Curry Smith
Vale of York / York Outer (2010) McIntosh Sturdy

See also[edit]


  1. ^ BC denotes borough constituency, CC denotes county constituency.
  2. ^ The majority is the number of votes the winning candidate receives more than their nearest rival.


  1. ^ Initial Proposals for Yorkshire and The Humber Boundary Commission for England