Vale of York (UK Parliament constituency)

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Vale of York
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Vale of York in North Yorkshire for the 2005 general election.
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Location of North Yorkshire within England.
County North Yorkshire
Major settlements Haxby, Rawcliffe, Clifton Without, Thirsk, Bedale, Easingwold
Number of members One
Replaced by See text
Created from Ryedale, Richmond, Yorks, Harrogate, Skipton and Ripon

Vale of York was a county constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.


The constituency was created in 1997 from parts of the seats of Ryedale, Harrogate, Skipton and Ripon, & Richmond (Yorks). It was abolished in 2010.


The District of Hambleton wards of Bedale, Carlton Miniott, Crakehall, Crayke, Easingwold, Helperby, Hillside, Huby-Sutton, Leemming, Shipton, Sowerby, Stillington, Tanfield, The Thorntons, Thirsk, Tollerton, Topcliffe, and Whitestonecliffe, the District of Ryedale wards of Clifton Without, Haxby North East, Haxby West, New Earswick, Rawcliffe, Skelton, and Wigginton, and the Borough of Harrogate wards of Boroughbridge, Claro, Marston Moor, Nether Poppleton, Newby, Ouseburn, Spofforth, Upper Poppleton, and Wathvale.

This constituency covered the more northerly parts of the Vale of York and included the north-western suburbs of York and the market towns of Easingwold, Bedale, Boroughbridge and Thirsk. The three largest settlements were from the York suburbs.

The reconfiguration of North Yorkshire's constituencies by the Boundary Commission for England saw the creation of a York Central and a York Outer. The populous York suburbs became part of York Outer. Easingwold, Thirsk and surrounding villages joined rural Ryedale to form a new Thirsk and Malton constituency. Bedale rejoined the Richmond constituency. Boroughbridge became part of an enlarged Harrogate seat, while Skipton & Ripon regained some of the surrounding villages. The enlarged Selby and Ainsty seat now encompasses Marston Moor and Spofforth.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member [1] Party
1997 Anne McIntosh Conservative
2010 constituency abolished: see York Outer, Thirsk and Malton, Richmond (Yorks),
Harrogate and Knaresborough, Selby and Ainsty & Skipton and Ripon


Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Vale of York
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Anne McIntosh 26,025 51.7 +0.1
Labour David Scott 12,313 24.4 −1.4
Liberal Democrat Jeremy Wilcock 12,040 23.9 +3.7
Majority 13,712 27.2
Turnout 50,378 66.3 +0.2
Conservative hold Swing +0.7
General Election 2001: Vale of York
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Anne McIntosh 25,033 51.6 +6.9
Labour Chris Jukes 12,516 25.8 −0.6
Liberal Democrat Greg Stone 9,799 20.2 −3.6
UKIP Peter Thornber 1,142 2.4 N/A
Majority 12,517 25.8
Turnout 48,490 66.1 −9.8
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Vale of York
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Anne McIntosh 23,815 44.7 N/A
Labour Matt Carter 14,094 26.5 N/A
Liberal Democrat Charles Hall 12,656 23.8 N/A
Referendum Clive Fairclough 2,503 4.7 N/A
Social Democratic Tony Pelton 197 0.4 N/A
Majority 9,721 18.2 N/A
Turnout 76.0 N/A
Conservative hold Swing

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Coordinates: 54°05′53″N 1°11′24″W / 54.098°N 1.190°W / 54.098; -1.190