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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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