Skipton and Ripon (UK Parliament constituency)
|Skipton and Ripon|
for the House of Commons
|Electorate||77,541 (December 2019)|
|Major settlements||Masham, Ripon, Settle, Skipton|
|Member of Parliament||Julian Smith (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Skipton, Ripon, Harrogate, Thirsk & Malton, Keighley, Barkston Ash and Richmond (Yorks)|
The constituency covers a mainly rural area of the Yorkshire Dales. The largest settlements are the town of Skipton and the city of Ripon. Smaller towns in the constituency are Bentham, Settle, Pateley Bridge and Masham.
It is one of the safest seats in England, formed on an area with a long history of Conservative representation and with a large majority of its electorate having in the last election voted Conservative. It was also the constituency in 1992 that when declared, saw the Conservatives gain the 4th straight majority since 1979 and John Major re-elected as Prime Minister.
At 1.6%, Skipton and Ripon had significantly lower than national average unemployment (3.8%) in November 2012.
1983–1997: The District of Craven, and the Borough of Harrogate wards of Almscliffe, Bishop Monkton, Boroughbridge, Fountains, Killinghall, Kirkby Malzeard, Lower Nidderdale, Mashamshire, Newby, Nidd Valley, Pateley Bridge, Ripon East, Ripon West, Wathvale, and Wharfedale Moors.
1997–2010: The District of Craven, and the Borough of Harrogate wards of Almscliffe, Bishop Monkton, Fountains, Killinghall, Kirkby Malzeard, Lower Nidderdale, Mashamshire, Nidd Valley, Pateley Bridge, Ripon East, Ripon West, and Wharfedale Moors.
2010–present: The District of Craven, and the Borough of Harrogate wards of Bishop Monkton, Kirkby Malzeard, Lower Nidderdale, Mashamshire, Newby, Nidd Valley, Pateley Bridge, Ripon Minster, Ripon Moorside, Ripon Spa, Washburn, and Wathvale.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrats||Andrew Murday||8,701||14.8||+14.8|
In 2017, the Liberal Democrats stood aside and endorsed the Green Party.
|Liberal Democrats||Jacquie Bell||4,057||7.4||−25.0|
|Liberal Democrats||Helen Flynn||17,735||32.4||+5.8|
|The Youth Party||Dylan Gilligan||95||0.2||+0.2|
|Virtue Currency Cognitive Appraisal Party||Bob Leakey||84||0.2||−0.4|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrats||Paul English||13,480||26.7||+0.6|
|Virtue Currency Cognitive Appraisal Party||Bob Leakey||274||0.5||N/A|
|Liberal Democrats||Bernard Bateman||12,806||26.1||+0.9|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrats||Thomas Mould||13,674||25.2||−1.8|
|Liberal Democrats||Richard Hall||16,607||27.0||−1.4|
Elections in the 1980s
|Conservative win (new seat)|
Notes and references
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- "'Skipton and Ripon', June 1983 up to May 1997". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 14 March 2016.[permanent dead link]
- Unemployment claimants by constituency The Guardian
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "S" (part 2)
- "Statement of persons nominated and notice of poll" (PDF). Craven District Council. 14 November 2019. Retrieved 15 November 2019.
- "Skipton & Ripon parliamentary constituency - Election 2017" – via www.bbc.co.uk.
- "GENERAL ELECTION: Historic deal sees Lib/Dems stand down in Skipton and Ripon to make way for Greens". Craven Herald.
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "Skipton & Ripon". BBC News. Retrieved 13 May 2015.
- "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "UK > England > Yorkshire & the Humber > Skipton & Ripon". Election 2010. BBC. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 11 May 2010.
- "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 December 2010.
- "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.