Selby and Ainsty (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 53°46′37″N 1°04′44″W / 53.777°N 1.079°W / 53.777; -1.079

Selby and Ainsty
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Selby and Ainsty in North Yorkshire.
Outline map
Location of North Yorkshire within England.
County North Yorkshire
Electorate 73,580 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlements Selby
Current constituency
Created 2010
Member of parliament Nigel Adams (Conservative)
Number of members One
Created from Selby
European Parliament constituency Yorkshire and the Humber

Selby and Ainsty is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since its 2010 creation by Nigel Adams, a Conservative.[n 2]


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:

Some villages in the previous Selby constituency have been moved to the new York Outer constituency.

Constituency profile[edit]

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.[2] 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%.[3] 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.[4]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[5] Party
2010 Nigel Adams Conservative


Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2017: Selby and Ainsty[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Nigel Adams
Labour David Bowgett
Liberal Democrat Callum Delhoy
UKIP Tony Pycroft
General Election 2015: Selby and Ainsty[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Nigel Adams 27,725 52.5 +3.1
Labour Mark Hayes 14,168 26.8 +1.1
UKIP Colin Heath 7,389 14.0 +10.8
Liberal Democrat Nicola Turner 1,920 3.6 -14.1
Green Ian Richards 1,465 2.8 N/A
TUSC Ian Wilson 137 0.3 N/A
Majority 13,557 25.7
Turnout 52,804 69.4
Conservative hold Swing +1.0
General Election 2010: Selby and Ainsty[9][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Nigel Adams 25,562 49.4 +2.3
Labour Jan Marshall 13,297 25.7 −17.1
Liberal Democrat Tom Holvey 9,180 17.7 +7.7
UKIP Darren Haley 1,635 3.2 N/A
BNP Duncan Lorriman 1,377 2.7 N/A
English Democrat Graham Glynn 677 1.3 N/A
Majority 12,265 23.7
Turnout 51,728 71.1 +2.1
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +9.7

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ A county 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.
  1. ^ "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  2. ^ 2001 Census
  3. ^ Unemployment claimants by constituency The Guardian
  4. ^ 2011 census interactive maps
  5. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "S" (part 2)[self-published source][better source needed]
  6. ^ "Selby District Council: Notice of Poll"
  7. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  8. ^ "Selby & Ainsty". BBC News. Retrieved 11 May 2015. 
  9. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  10. ^ "UK > England > Yorkshire & the Humber > Selby & Ainsty". BBC News. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 14 May 2010.