Ryedale (UK Parliament constituency)
Ryedale was a constituency in North Yorkshire 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. It was created in 1983 and abolished in 2010.
|Former County constituency|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Ryedale in North Yorkshire for the 2005 general election.
Location of North Yorkshire within England.
|Major settlements||Malton, Helmsley, Pickering|
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||Thirsk and Malton, York Outer|
|Created from||Thirsk & Malton, Howden, Scarborough and Bridlington|
1983-1997: The District of Ryedale wards of Amotherby, Ampleforth, Birdsall, Clifton Without, Dales, Ebberston, Haxby North East, Haxby West, Helmsley, Hovingham, Huntington North, Huntington South, Kirby Misperton, Kirkbymoorside, Malton, New Earswick, Norton, Pickering, Rawcliffe, Rillington, Sherburn, Sheriff Hutton, Skelton, Stockton and Bossall, Strensall, Thornton Dale, and Wigginton, the District of Hambleton wards of Crayke, Easingwold, Helperby, Huby-Sutton, Shipton, Stillington, and Tollerton, and the Borough of Scarborough wards of Filey and Hertford.
1997-2010: The District of Ryedale wards of Amotherby, Ampleforth, Birdsall, Dales, Ebberston, Helmsley, Hovingham, Huntington North, Huntington South, Kirby Misperton, Kirkbymoorside, Malton, Norton, Osbaldwick and Heworth, Pickering, Rillington, Sherburn, Sheriff Hutton, Stockton and Bosall, Strensall, and Thornton Dale, and the Borough of Scarborough wards of Filey and Hertford.
The constituency was created in 1983 and at the time of its abolition in 2010, covered Ryedale (including Malton, Norton-on-Derwent, Helmsley and Pickering), Filey and the north eastern suburbs of York (including Huntington, Strensall, Osbaldwick and Heworth Without).
Following the Boundary Commission for England's review of parliamentary representation in North Yorkshire, Ryedale constituency was abolished, with its electoral wards being used to form a new Thirsk and Malton seat. These changes were implemented in 2010.
Members of ParliamentEdit
|1983||John Spence||Conservative||Previously MP for Thirsk and Malton from 1974. Died March 1986|
|1986 by-election||Elizabeth Shields||Liberal||Defeated at 1987 general election|
|1987||John Greenway||Conservative||Retired 2010, following deselection by constituency party due to boundary changes|
|2010||constituency abolished: see Thirsk and Malton|
Elections in the 2000sEdit
|Liberal Democrat||Gordon Beever||10,782||24.4||-11.7|
|Liberal Democrat||Keith Orrell||15,836||36.1||+2.7|
|Labour||David B. Ellis||6,470||14.7||−3.2|
Elections in the 1990sEdit
|Liberal Democrat||Keith Orrell||16,293||33.4||+3.4|
|Labour||Alison M. Hiles||8,762||18.0||+3.3|
|Referendum||John E. Mackfall||1,460||3.0||N/A|
|Liberal Democrat||Elizabeth Shields||21,449||30.1||−8.4|
Elections in the 1980sEdit
|Alliance (Liberal)||Elizabeth Shields||25,409||38.6||+8.1|
|Conservative gain from Liberal||Swing|
|Alliance (Liberal)||Elizabeth Shields||27,612||50.3||+19.8|
|Liberal gain from Conservative||Swing||19.0|
|Alliance (Liberal)||Elizabeth Shields||17,170||30.5||N/A|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
Notes and referencesEdit
- "'Ryedale', June 1983 up to May 1997". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 13 March 2016.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "R" (part 2)
- "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.
- http://www.politicsresources.net/area/uk/constit/507.htm General Election 1997, Ryedale
- C. Rallings & M. Thrasher, The Media Guide to the New Parliamentary Constituencies, p.142 (Plymouth: LGC Elections Centre, 1995)
- The 1997 election result is calculated relative to the notional, not the actual, 1992 result.
- "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 Dec 2010.
- "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- Chris Cook and John Ramsden (eds.), By-elections in British Politics (Routledge, 1997), p. 11.
- "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.