York Central (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 53°57′25″N 1°04′55″W / 53.957°N 1.082°W / 53.957; -1.082

York Central
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of York Central in North Yorkshire
Outline map
Location of North Yorkshire within England
CountyNorth Yorkshire
Electorate75,656 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created2010
Member of ParliamentRachael Maskell (Labour Co-operative)
Number of membersOne
Created fromCity of York
Overlaps
European Parliament constituencyYorkshire and the Humber

York Central is a parliamentary constituency[n 1] which is represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament by Rachael Maskell of the Labour Party and the Co-operative Party, making it the only constituency in North Yorkshire not currently represented by the Conservatives.[n 2]

Creation[edit]

After the 2005 general election the parliamentary representation in North Yorkshire was reviewed by the Boundary Commission for England, which recommended the division of the former City of York constituency before the 2010 general election leading to two constituencies within the borders of the city of York - York Central is entirely surrounded by York Outer.

York Central is one of only two UK Parliament constituencies to be surrounded by another constituency. The other constituency, Bath, is entirely surrounded by North East Somerset.

Boundaries[edit]

York Central is formed from electoral wards from within the city of York.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
2010 Sir Hugh Bayley Labour
2015 Rachael Maskell Labour and Co-operative

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

Next general election: York Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative to be selected
Labour to be selected
Liberal Democrat to be selected
Brexit Party to be selected
Green Will Dyson
Change UK to be selected
UKIP to be selected
Yorkshire Party to be selected
Renew Victor Zanchi

The Renew Party have selected a prospective parliamentary candidate, Victor Zanchi, but have expressed interested in a “Remain Alliance” with other pro-EU parties, and may ultimately choose not to stand their candidate.[3]

General election 2017: York Central[4][5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Rachael Maskell 34,594 65.2 +22.8
Conservative Ed Young 16,019 30.2 +1.9
Liberal Democrat Nick Love 2,475 4.7 -3.3
Majority 18,575 35.0 +20.9
Turnout 53,301 69 +5.4
Labour hold Swing +10.45
  • Andy D'Agorne was initially announced as the candidate for the Green Party, but withdrew before the election in order to reduce the chances of the Conservatives winning the seat.[7]
General election 2015: York Central[8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Rachael Maskell 20,212 42.4 +2.4
Conservative Robert McIlveen 13,496 28.3 +2.2
UKIP Ken Guest 4,795 10.1 +7.7
Green Jonathan Tyler 4,791 10.0 +6.5
Liberal Democrat Nick Love 3,804 8.0 -17.2
Yorkshire Party Chris Whitwood 291 0.6 +0.6
TUSC Megan Ollerhead 288 0.6 +0.6
Majority 6,716 14.1 +0.2
Turnout 47,677 63.3 +1.2
Labour hold Swing 0.1
General election 2010: York Central[10][11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Hugh Bayley* 18,573 40.0 −8.9
Conservative Susan Wade-Weeks 12,122 26.1 +3.2
Liberal Democrat Christian Vassie 11,694 25.2 +5.0
Green Andy Chase 1,669 3.6 −1.7
BNP Jeff Kelly 1,171 2.5 +2.5
UKIP Paul Abbott 1,100 2.4 +0.3
Monster Raving Loony Eddie Vee 154 0.3 +0.3
Majority 6,451 13.9 −12.0
Turnout 46,483 62.1 +1.4
Labour hold Swing −6.0
* Served as an MP in the 2005–2010 Parliament

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ A borough 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.
References
  1. ^ "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Archived from the original on 6 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "Y"
  3. ^ https://www.renewparty.org.uk/press_release_candidate_announcements
  4. ^ "York Central Constituency: Statement as to persons nominated" (PDF). City of York Council. 11 May 2017. Retrieved 5 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Parliamentary election results June 2017". City of York Council. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  6. ^ "York Central Parliamentary constituency - Election 2017". BBC News. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  7. ^ "Greens withdraw from York Central fight to avoid 'splitting the vote'". York Press. Retrieved 13 May 2017.
  8. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  9. ^ "York Central". BBC News. Archived from the original on 13 May 2015. Retrieved 13 May 2015.
  10. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  11. ^ "Election 2010 - York Central". BBC News. Retrieved 16 June 2017.

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