York Outer (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 53°57′29″N 1°04′55″W / 53.958°N 1.082°W / 53.958; -1.082

York Outer
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of York Outer in North Yorkshire.
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Location of North Yorkshire within England.
County North Yorkshire
Electorate 75,125 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlements Huntington, Haxby, Rawcliffe, Clifton Without, Heslington
Current constituency
Created 2010
Member of parliament Julian Sturdy (Conservative)
Number of members One
Created from Ryedale,
Vale of York,
City of York,
European Parliament constituency Yorkshire and the Humber

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

Following its review of parliamentary representation in North Yorkshire and the City of York, the Boundary Commission for England have recommended the creation of two new constituencies for the City of York which means the abolition of Vale of York, City of York and Selby seats.


York Outer is formed from electoral wards from entirely within the city of York.[2]

The constituency is in the form of a ring surrounding the York Central constituency. The name of the seat was subject to much discussion at the Commission's public meetings, but no suitable alternative on which there was overall agreement could be found. Suggested alternatives such as "Greater York" or "County of York" were rejected as not reflecting the existence of the single Unitary Authority of York.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[3] Party
2010 Julian Sturdy Conservative


Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: York Outer[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Julian Sturdy 26,477 49.1 +6.1
Labour Joe Riches 13,348 24.8 +7.7
Liberal Democrat James Blanchard 6,269 11.6 -24.4
UKIP Paul Abbott 5,251 9.7 +7.7
Green Ginnie Shaw 2,558 4.7 +4.7
Majority 13,129 24.4 +17.5
Turnout 53,903 68.6 −2.5
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 2010: York Outer[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Julian Sturdy 22,912 43.0 +6.7
Liberal Democrat Madeleine Kirk 19,224 36.1 −0.7
Labour James Alexander 9,108 17.1 −9.9
UKIP Judith Morris 1,100 2.1 N/A
BNP Cathy Smurthwaite 956 1.8 N/A
Majority 3,688 6.9 +7.4
Turnout 53,300 71.1 +6.7
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing +3.7

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  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. ^ Maps Archived 5 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine. provided by City of York Council
  3. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "Y" [self-published source][better source needed]
  4. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "York Outer". BBC News. Retrieved 13 May 2015. 
  6. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  7. ^ BBC - Election 2010 - York Outer