York Central (UK Parliament constituency)
for the House of Commons
|Electorate||69,608 (December 2019)|
|Member of Parliament||Rachael Maskell (Labour Co-operative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||City of York|
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 one of only two constituencies (including Middlesbrough) in North Yorkshire not currently represented by the Conservatives.[n 2]
The seat covers the historic centre of York which is a significant tourist destination, and surrounding suburbs including Acomb, Clifton and Fishergate. Residents' health and wealth are slightly above the UK averages.
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 formed from electoral wards from within the city of York.
Members of Parliament
|2010||Sir Hugh Bayley||Labour|
|2015||Rachael Maskell||Labour and Co-operative|
Elections in the 2010s
|Labour Co-op||Rachael Maskell||27,312||55.2||−10.0|
|Liberal Democrats||James Blanchard||4,149||8.4||+3.7|
|Brexit Party||Nicholas Szkiler||1,479||3.0||New|
|Labour Co-op hold||Swing||−3.8|
|Labour Co-op||Rachael Maskell||34,594||65.2||+22.8|
|Liberal Democrats||Nick Love||2,475||4.7||-3.3|
|Labour Co-op hold||Swing||+10.45|
|Labour Co-op||Rachael Maskell||20,212||42.4||+2.4|
|Liberal Democrats||Nick Love||3,804||8.0||-17.2|
|Yorkshire First||Chris Whitwood||291||0.6||New|
|Labour Co-op hold||Swing||+0.1|
|Liberal Democrats||Christian Vassie||11,694||25.2||+5.0|
|Monster Raving Loony||Eddie Vee||154||0.3||New|
- * Served as an MP in the 2005–2010 Parliament
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- "Parliamentary election results June 2017". City of York Council. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
- "York Central Parliamentary constituency - Election 2017". Retrieved 9 June 2017.
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "York Central". BBC News. Archived from the original on 13 May 2015. Retrieved 13 May 2015.
- "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "Election 2010 - York Central". BBC News. Retrieved 16 June 2017.