Vale of York (UK Parliament constituency)
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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.
|Vale of York|
|Former County constituency|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Vale of York in North Yorkshire for the 2005 general election
Location of North Yorkshire within England
|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|
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 ParliamentEdit
|2010||constituency abolished: see York Outer, Thirsk and Malton, Richmond (Yorks), |
Harrogate and Knaresborough, Selby and Ainsty & Skipton and Ripon
Elections in the 2000sEdit
|Liberal Democrats||Jeremy Wilcock||12,040||23.9||+3.7|
|Liberal Democrats||Greg Stone||9,799||20.2||−3.6|
Elections in the 1990sEdit
|Liberal Democrats||Charles Hall||12,656||23.8||N/A|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
Notes and referencesEdit
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "V"
- "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.