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City of York (UK Parliament constituency)

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The City of York was a 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.

City of York
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
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Boundary of City of York in North Yorkshire for the 2005 general election.
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Location of North Yorkshire within England.
CountyNorth Yorkshire
Major settlementsYork
1265–2010
Number of membersOne
Replaced byYork Central, York Outer

Contents

BoundariesEdit

1918-1950: The County Borough of York.

1950-1974: As prior but with redrawn boundaries.

1974-1983: As prior but with redrawn boundaries.

1983-1997: As prior but County Borough of York renamed the City of York.

1997-2010: As prior but constituency renamed City of York.

This constituency covered most of the city of York, though the outer parts of the city and local council area fell within the Selby, Vale of York and Ryedale constituencies.

HistoryEdit

By virtue of its importance York was regularly represented in Parliament from an early date: it had been required to send delegates to the assembly of 1265, but no actual returns survive until the end of the 13th century.

A borough constituency consisting of the city of York has been represented in every Parliament since the Model Parliament of 1295. Until 1918, it returned two MPs; since then it has returned one. Until 1997, when its official name became City of York with no boundary changes,[1] the constituency was usually simply called York.

Following their review of parliamentary representation in North Yorkshire, the Boundary Commission for England recommended the creation of two new seats for the City of York. Both the City of York and Vale of York seats were abolished in 2010 and replaced by two new constituencies, namely York Central and York Outer.

Members of ParliamentEdit

1265-1660Edit

Parliament First member Second member
1294 Nicholas de Selby Roger Basy[2]
1297 John le Espicer Nicholas Clarevaux[2]
1297 John le Sezevaux Gilbert de Arnald[2]
1299 John de Askham Andrew de Bolingbroke[2]
1304 Thomas le Anguiler John de Sezevaux[2]
1305 John de Graham Roger de Roston[2]
1306 John de Askam John de Sezevaux[2]
1307 John de Askam John de Ebor[2]
1308 Thomas de Norfolk Nicholas Grantbridge[2]
1310 John de Graa Thomas Aguiler[2]
1311 Thomas de Alwerthorpe John Segge[2]
1312 Thomas de Redness Nicholas Sezevaux[2]
1313 Nicholas Sezevaux John de Appelton[2]
1314 John de Appelton John de Ughtred[2]
1318 John de Sexdecim Vallibus (Sezevaux) Henry Calvert[2]
1321 Henry Calvert Thomas de Redness[2]
1325 John de Askam Simon de Kingston[2]
1326 William de Redness Henry de Bolton[2]
1327 Thomas de Redness Nicholas Sezevaux[2]
1327 Richard Tannock Thomas de Montefort[2]
1328 William Fox William de Baronia[2]
1328 Thomas de Pontefract John de Burton[2]
1329 Thomas de Gargrave John de Kyrkeby[2]
1349 John de Womme Richard de Saugerry[2]
1340 Hamo Hassoy Gilbert Picklinton[2]
1341 Walter Keldsterne Henry Golbeter[2]
1341 Thomas fil Richard Jihn Ichon[2]
1342 Henry Goldbeter Walter Keldsterne[2]
1344 Thomas de Redness John de Heton[2]
1346 John de Sherburne Richard de Setterington[2]
1347 William Graa Walter Keldsterne[2]
1348 William Graa William Skipwith[2]
1350 Roger Noringvill Walter Kelletern[2]
1352 Hugo de Miton John de Creyke[2]
1352 Hamo de Hessay [2]
1353 William Graa Hamo de Hessay[2]
1355 Roger de Normanville William Graa[2]
1359 Thomas Auguber John de Sexdecim Vallibus (Sezevaux)
Roger de Henningham[2]
1360 John de Gisburn [2]
1360 William Graa [2]
1362 John de Allerton Roger de Selby[2]
1364 William Graa Robert Hawton[2]
1365 William Graa John de Acastre[2]
1369 William Graa John de Acastre[2]
1371 William Graa [2]
1372 William Graa Robert Hawton[2]
1373 John de Gisburn John de Acastre[2]
1376 Thomas Graa John Eshton[2]
1378 John de Acastre Thomas Graa[2]
1379 Thomas Graa Roger de Moreton[2]
1382 William Savage William Selby[2]
1383 Thomas Graa William Selby[2]
1384 Thomas Quixley John Howden[2]
1385 Thomas Graa Thomas Howden[2]
1386 Thomas Graa Robert Savage[3]
1388 (February) Thomas Holme John Howden[3]
1388 (September) John Ripon John Howden[3]
1390 (January)
1390 (November)
1391 William Selby John Howden[3]
1393 Thomas Graa William Helmsley[3]
1394 Thomas Graa John __?[3]
1395 Thomas Graa William Selby[3]
1397 (January) Thomas Graa William Selby[3]
1397 (September)
1399 William Frost John Bolton[3]
1401
1402 Robert Talkan Robert Ward[3]
1404 (January)
1404 (October)
1406
1407 Robert Talkan John Bolton[3]
1410
1411
1413 (February)
1413 (May) Thomas Santon William Alne[3]
1414 (April)
1414 (November) Robert Holme John Northby[3]
1415 John Morton Richard Russell[3]
1416 (March) Willim Bowes William Alne[3]
1416 (October)
1417 Thomas Santon John Blackburn[3]
1419 Thomas Gare John Northby[3]
1420 John Penrith Henry Preston[3]
1421 (May) William Bowes John Morton[3]
1421 (December) Thomas Gare William Ormshead[3]|
1422 William Bowes[4] Richard Russell[5]
1425 Richard Russell[6]
1426 William Ormshead[7]
1431 William Ormshead[8] William Bowes[4]
1492 Thomas Scotton
1504 William Nelson[9]
1510 William Nelson Brian Palmes[10]
1512 William Nelson Thomas Drawswerd[10]
1515 William Nelson William Wright[10]
1523 Thomas Burton John Norman[10]
1529 Peter Jackson, died
and replaced in January 1533 by
George Gale
George Lawson[10]
1536 George Gale Sir George Lawson[10]
1539 John Hogeson William Tancred[10]
1542 John Hogeson George Gale[10]
1545 John North Robert Hall[10]
1547 Thomas Gargrave William Holme[10]
1553 (March) William Watson William Holme[10]
1553 (October) John North Robert Hall[10]
1554 (April) John Beane Richard White[10]
1554 (November) William Holme William Coupland[10]
1555 William Holme Reginald Beseley[10]
1558 William Holme Robert Paycock[10]
1558/1559 William Watson Richard Goldthorpe[11]
1562 (December) William Watson Ralph Hall[11]
1571 (March) Ralph Hall Hugh Graves[11]
1572 (April) Gregory Paycock, sick
and replaced in February 1581 by
Robert Askewith
Hugh Graves[11]
1584 William Robinson Robert Brooke[11]
1586 (October) William Hillard Robert Brooke[11]
1588 (November) Robert Askewith William Robinson[11]
1593 Andrew Trewe James Birkby[11]
1597 (September) James Birkby Thomas Moseley[11]
1601 (October) Sir John Bennet Henry Hall[11]
1604 Robert Askwith Christopher Brooke
1614 Sir Robert Askwith Christopher Brooke
1621 Robert Askwith Christopher Brooke
1624 Sir Arthur Ingram Christopher Brooke
1625 Sir Arthur Ingram Christopher Brooke
1626 Sir Arthur Ingram Christopher Brooke
1628 Sir Arthur Ingram Sir Thomas Savile
replaced after petition by
Thomas Hoyle
1629–1640 No Parliaments Summoned

Short Parliament

Long Parliament

Barebones Parliament

First Protectorate Parliament

Second Protectorate Parliament

Third Protectorate Parliament

Long Parliament (restored)

1660-1918Edit

Election First member[12] First party Second member[12] Second party
1660 Sir Thomas Widdrington Sir Metcalfe Robinson
1661 Colonel John Scott
1665 Sir Thomas Osborne
1673 Sir Henry Thompson[13]
1679 Whig Sir John Hewley Whig
1685 Sir John Reresby Tory Sir Metcalfe Robinson
1689 Viscount Dunblane Tory Edward Thompson
1690 Robert Waller Henry Thompson
1695 Edward Thompson Tobias Jenkins
1698 Sir William Robinson
January 1701 Edward Thompson
December 1701 Tobias Jenkins
1705 Robert Benson
1713 Robert Fairfax
1715 Tobias Jenkins
1722 Sir William Milner, 1st Baronet Edward Thompson
1734 Sir John Lister Kaye
1741 Godfrey Wentworth
1742 George Fox[14] Tory
1747 William Thornton
1754 Sir John Armytage
1758 William Thornton
1761 Sir George Armytage Robert Fox-Lane
1768 Charles Turner[15] Lord John Cavendish Whig
1783 The Viscount Galway Tory[16]
1784 Richard Slater Milnes Tory[16]
1790 Sir William Mordaunt Milner Whig[16]
1802 Lawrence Dundas Whig[16]
1807 Sir Mark Masterman-Sykes Tory[16]
1811 Lawrence Dundas Whig[16]
March 1820 Marmaduke Wyvill Whig[16]
June 1820 Robert Chaloner Whig[16]
1826 James Wilson Tory[16]
1830 Hon. Thomas Dundas Whig[16] Samuel Adlam Bayntun Tory[16]
1832 Hon. Edward Petre Whig[16]
1833 Hon. Thomas Dundas Whig[16]
1835 Hon. John Dundas Whig[16][17][18][19] John Henry Lowther Conservative[16]
1841 Henry Galgacus Redhead Yorke Whig[20][21][16]
1847 John George Smyth Conservative
1848 William Milner Whig[22][23][24]
1857 Joshua Westhead Whig
1859 Liberal
1865 George Leeman Liberal James Lowther Conservative
1868 Joshua Westhead Liberal
1871 George Leeman Liberal
1880 Joseph Johnson Leeman Liberal Ralph Creyke Liberal
1883 Sir Frederick Milner Conservative
1885 Alfred Pease Liberal Frank Lockwood Liberal
1892 John Butcher Conservative
1898 Admiral Lord Charles Beresford Conservative
1900 Denison Faber Conservative
1906 Hamar Greenwood Liberal
January 1910 Arnold Rowntree Liberal John Butcher Conservative
1918 Representation reduced to one member

1918–2010Edit

Election Member[12] Party
1918 John Butcher Conservative
1923 Sir John Marriott Conservative
1929 Frederick George Burgess Labour
1931 Roger Lumley Conservative
1937 by-election Charles Wood Conservative
1945 John Corlett Labour
1950 Sir Harry Hylton-Foster Conservative
1959 Charles Longbottom Conservative
1966 Alex Lyon Labour
1983 Conal Gregory Conservative
1992 Sir Hugh Bayley Labour
2010 constituency abolished: see York Central and York Outer

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 1840sEdit

General election 1841: York (2 seats)[25][16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Lowther 1,625 35.1
Whig Henry Galgacus Redhead Yorke 1,552 33.5
Conservative David Francis Atcherley[26] 1,456 31.4
Turnout 2,993 85.3
Registered electors 3,507
Majority 73 1.6 N/A
Conservative hold Swing
Majority 96 2.1
Whig hold Swing
General election 1847: York (2 seats)[25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John George Smyth Unopposed
Whig Henry Galgacus Redhead Yorke Unopposed
Registered electors 4,047
Conservative hold
Whig hold

Yorke's death caused a by-election.

By-election, 24 May 1848: York[25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig William Milner 1,505 62.1 N/A
Chartist Henry Vincent 860 35.5 N/A
Radical Charles Wilkins[27][28] 57 2.4 N/A
Majority 645 26.6 N/A
Turnout 2,422 58.0 N/A
Registered electors 4,178
Whig hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1850sEdit

General election 1852: York (2 seats)[25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John George Smyth 1,870 40.8 N/A
Whig William Milner 1,831 39.9 N/A
Chartist Henry Vincent[29] 886 19.3 N/A
Turnout 2,294 (est) 55.5 (est) N/A
Registered electors 4,133
Majority 39 0.9 N/A
Conservative hold Swing N/A
Majority 945 20.6 N/A
Whig hold Swing N/A
General election 1857: York (2 seats)[25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig Joshua Westhead 1,548 37.9 −2.0
Conservative John George Smyth 1,530 37.5 −3.3
Radical Malcolm Lewin[30][31] 1,006 24.6 +5.3
Turnout 2,042 (est) 48.2 (est) −7.3
Registered electors 4,236
Majority 18 0.4 −20.2
Whig hold Swing +0.7
Majority 524 12.8 +11.9
Conservative hold Swing −0.7
General election 1859: York (2 seats)[25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Joshua Westhead 1,875 34.8 −3.1
Conservative John George Smyth 1,805 33.5 −4.0
Liberal Austen Henry Layard[32] 1,706 31.7 +7.1
Turnout 2,693 (est) 61.8 (est) +13.6
Registered electors 4,355
Majority 70 1.3 +0.9
Liberal hold Swing −0.6
Majority 99 1.8 −11.6
Conservative hold Swing −4.0

Elections in the 1860sEdit

General election 1865: York (2 seats)[25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Lowther 2,079 36.3 +2.8
Liberal George Leeman 1,854 32.4 +0.7
Liberal Joshua Westhead 1,792 31.3 −3.5
Majority 225 3.9 +2.1
Turnout 3,902 (est) 91.2 (est) +29.4
Registered electors 4,277
Conservative hold Swing +2.8
Liberal hold Swing −0.4
General election 1868: York (2 seats)[25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Lowther 3,735 37.2 +0.9
Liberal Joshua Westhead 3,279 32.6 +1.3
Liberal John Hall Gladstone[33] 3,038 30.2 −2.2
Majority 456 4.5 +0.6
Turnout 6,894 (est) 75.9 (est) −15.3
Registered electors 9,088
Conservative hold Swing +0.7
Liberal hold Swing +0.4

Elections in the 1870sEdit

Westhead resigned, causing a by-election.

By-election, 14 February 1871: York (1 seat)[25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal George Leeman Unopposed
Liberal hold
General election 1874: York (2 seats)[25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal George Leeman 3,880 38.5 −24.3
Conservative James Lowther 3,371 33.4 +14.8
Conservative Lewis Payn Dawnay 2,830 28.1 +9.5
Majority 509 5.0 N/A
Turnout 6,981 (est) 71.6 (est) −4.3
Registered electors 9,744
Liberal hold Swing −18.2
Conservative hold Swing +13.5

Lowther was appointed Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, requiring a by-election.

By-election, 20 February 1878: York (1 seat)[25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Lowther Unopposed
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1880sEdit

General election 1880: York (2 seats)[25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Ralph Creyke 4,505 35.0 +15.7
Liberal Joseph Johnson Leeman 4,413 34.3 +15.0
Conservative James Lowther 3,959 30.7 −30.8
Majority 454 3.5 −1.5
Turnout 8,465 (est) 77.2 (est) +5.6
Registered electors 10,971
Liberal hold Swing +15.6
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +15.2

Leeman's death caused a by-election.

By-election, 23 November 1883: York (1 seat)[25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Frederick Milner 3,948 50.1 +19.4
Liberal Frank Lockwood 3,927 49.9 −19.4
Majority 21 0.3 N/A
Turnout 7,875 69.1 −8.1 (est)
Registered electors 11,395
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +19.4
 
Lockwood
General election 1885: York (2 seats)[34][35][36]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Alfred Pease 5,353 27.3 −7.7
Liberal Frank Lockwood 5,260 26.9 −7.4
Conservative Frederick Milner 4,590 23.4 −7.3
Conservative James Legard 4,377 22.4 N/A
Majority 670 3.5 +0.0
Turnout 9,849 79.3 +2.1 (est)
Registered electors 12,415
Liberal hold Swing −2.0
Liberal hold Swing −1.9
General election 1886: York (2 seats)[34][35]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Alfred Pease 4,816 26.4 -0.9
Liberal Frank Lockwood 4,810 26.3 -0.6
Conservative James Legard 4,352 23.8 +1.4
Liberal Unionist John Charles Dundas[37] 4,295 23.5 +1.1
Majority 458 2.5 −1.0
Turnout 9,213 74.2 −5.1
Registered electors 12,415
Liberal hold Swing −2.2
Liberal hold Swing −0.9

Elections in the 1890sEdit

General election 1892: York (2 seats)[34][35][38]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Butcher 5,076 34.0 +10.2
Liberal Frank Lockwood 5,030 33.6 +7.3
Liberal Alfred Pease 4,846 32.4 +6.0
Majority 230 1.6 N/A
Turnout 9,906 90.0 +15.8
Registered electors 11,005
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +2.1
Liberal hold Swing N/A

Lockwood was appointed Solicitor General for England and Wales, requiring a by-election.

By-election, 14 November 1894: York (1 seat)[34]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Frank Lockwood Unopposed
Liberal hold
General election 1895: York (2 seats)[34][35][39]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Butcher 5,516 34.4 +0.4
Liberal Frank Lockwood 5,309 33.1 −0.5
Liberal Alfred Pease 5,214 32.5 +0.1
Majority 302 1.9 +0.3
Turnout 10,701 90.6 +0.6
Registered electors 11,807
Conservative hold Swing +0.2
Liberal hold Swing N/A

Lockwood's death caused a by-election.

 
Furness
By-election, 13 January 1898: York (1 seat)[35]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Charles Beresford 5,643 50.0 +15.6
Liberal Christopher Furness 5,643 50.0 −15.6
Majority 0 0.0 −1.9
Turnout 11,286 92.8 +2.2
Registered electors 12,157
Conservative hold Swing +15.6

This result was subject to a recount, with the original result putting Beresford on 5,659 votes, and Furness with 5,648 votes. The recount then led to the above result. 17 ballot papers were reserved for judgement, of which 12 were in favour of Beresford. Beresford was told he was able to substantiate 11 ballot papers, while Furness was given an estimate of four, leading to Beresford being declared MP.

Elections in the 1900sEdit

1900 York by-election[34][40]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Denison Faber 6,248 56.5 +22.1
Liberal Alexander Murray 4,818 43.5 −22.1
Majority 1,430 13.0 +11.1
Turnout 11,066 88.0 −2.6
Registered electors 12,582
Conservative hold Swing +22.1
General election 1900: York (2 seats)[35][39]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Denison Faber Unopposed
Conservative John Butcher Unopposed
Conservative hold
Conservative hold
 
Stuart
General election 1906: York (2 seats)[34][35]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Hamar Greenwood 6,413 27.7 N/A
Conservative Denison Faber 6,108 26.3 N/A
Conservative John Butcher 6,094 26.3 N/A
Labour Repr. Cmte. George Stuart 4,573 19.7 N/A
Turnout 93.0 N/A
Registered electors 13,864
Majority 319 1.4 N/A
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing N/A
Majority 1,535 6.6 N/A
Conservative hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1910sEdit

 
Greenwood
General election January 1910: York (2 seats)[34][41]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Arnold Rowntree 6,751 25.4 +11.5[n 1]
Conservative John Butcher 6,741 25.3 −1.0
Liberal Hamar Greenwood 6,632 24.9 +11.0[n 1]
Conservative HH Riley-Smith 6,495 24.4 −1.9
Turnout 95.3 +2.3
Registered electors 14,065
Majority 256 11.0 +10.6
Liberal hold Swing +6.3
Majority 109 0.4 −6.2
Conservative hold Swing −6.0
 
Rowntree
General election December 1910: York (2 seats)[34][41]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Butcher Unopposed
Liberal Arnold Rowntree Unopposed
Conservative hold
Liberal hold

General Election 1914/15:

Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1915. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place and by the July 1914, the following candidates had been selected;

 
Butcher
General election 1918: York[42]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
C Unionist John Butcher 16,269 61.5 N/A
Liberal Arnold Rowntree 5,363 20.3 N/A
Labour Harry Gill 4,822 18.2 N/A
Majority 10,906 41.2 N/A
Turnout 26,454 69.0 N/A
Unionist hold Swing N/A
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

Elections in the 1920sEdit

General election 1922: York[42]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist John Butcher 15,163 44.5 -17.0
Labour Harry Gill 10,106 29.6 +11.7
Liberal Elliott Dodds 8,838 25.9 +5.6
Majority 5,057 14.9 -26.3
Turnout 85.8 +16.8
Unionist hold Swing
General election 1923: York[42]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist John Marriott 14,772 43.4 -1.1
Labour Joseph King 11,626 34.2 +4.6
Liberal Elliott Dodds 7638 22.4 -3.5
Majority 3,146 9.2 -5.7
Turnout 82.8 -3.0
Unionist hold Swing
General election 1924: York[42]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist John Marriott 19,914 56.2 +12.8
Labour David Adams 15,500 43.8 +9.6
Majority 4,414 12.4 +3.2
Turnout 84.8 +2.0
Unionist hold Swing +1.6
General election 1929: York[42]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Frederick Burgess 20,663 45.0 +1.2
Unionist John Marriott 17,363 37.8 -18.4
Liberal Douglas Crockatt 7,907 17.2 n/a
Majority 3,300 7.2 19.6
Turnout 85.1 +0.3
Labour gain from Unionist Swing +9.8

Elections in the 1930sEdit

General election 1931: York
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Roger Lumley 30,216 64.94
Labour Frederick Burgess 16,310 35.06
Majority 13,906 29.89
Turnout 85.98
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
General election 1935: York
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Roger Lumley 25,442 57.03
Labour Robert Fraser 19,168 42.97
Majority 6,274 14.06
Turnout 82.50
Conservative hold Swing
1937 York by-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Charles Wood 22,045 55.07 -1.96
Labour John Dugdale 17,986 44.93 +1.96
Majority 4,059 10.14 -3.92
Turnout 40,031
Conservative hold Swing

Election in the 1940sEdit

General election 1945: York
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Corlett 22,021 49.85
Conservative Lord Irwin 17,949 40.63
Liberal Gilbert Henry Keighley-Bell 4,208 9.53
Majority 4,072 9.22
Turnout 76.23
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Elections in the 1950sEdit

General election 1950: York
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Harry Hylton-Foster 29,421 46.31
Labour Haydn Davies 29,344 46.19
Liberal Howard Snow Clay 4,760 7.49
Majority 77 0.12
Turnout 87.59
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
General election 1951:York
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Harry Hylton-Foster 32,777 50.71
Labour Thomas Skeffington-Lodge 31,856 49.29
Majority 921 1.42
Turnout 86.37
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1955:York
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Harry Hylton-Foster 31,402 50.89
Labour Thomas Edward Maurice McKitterick 30,298 49.11
Majority 1,104 1.79
Turnout 83.55
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1959: York
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Charles Longbottom 33,099 53.28
Labour Douglas Rene Louis Maroel Poirier 29,025 46.72
Majority 4,074 6.56
Turnout 84.27
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1960sEdit

General election 1964: York
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Charles Longbottom 26,521 44.56
Labour Alex Lyon 25,428 42.73
Liberal Denis T. Lloyd 7,565 12.71
Majority 1,093 1.84
Turnout 82.98
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1966: York
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alex Lyon 32,167 55.24
Conservative Charles Longbottom 26,067 44.76
Majority 6,100 10.47
Turnout 82.68
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Elections in the 1970sEdit

General election 1970: York
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alex Lyon 29,619 51.9
Conservative Bryan Askew 27,422 48.07
Majority 2,197 3.85
Turnout 76.25
Labour hold Swing
General election February 1974: York
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alex Lyon 25,674 40.55
Conservative John Watson 24,843 39.24
Liberal Steve Galloway 12,793 20.21
Majority 831 1.31
Turnout 82.75
Labour hold Swing
General election October 1974: York
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alex Lyon 26,983 46.42
Conservative John Watson 23,294 40.08
Liberal Elizabeth Graham 7,370 12.68
More Prosperous Britain Harold Smith 304 0.52
Protest Party H.L. Stratton 171 0.29
Majority 3,689 6.35
Turnout 75.31
Labour hold Swing
General election 1979: York
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alex Lyon 26,703 44.73
Conservative E.D.M. Tod 25,453 42.64
Liberal M. Pemberton 6,752 11.31
Christian Stop Abortion F.C.J. Radcliffe 569 0.95
National Front P.A. Spink 221 0.37
Majority 1,250 2.09
Turnout 77.70
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1980sEdit

General election 1983: York[43]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Conal Gregory 24,309 41.3
Labour Alex Lyon 20,662 35.11
Social Democratic Vince Cable 13,523 22.98
Independent Anthony J. Lister 204 0.35
BNP Thomas G. Brattan 148 0.25
Majority 3,647 6.20
Turnout 75.14
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
General election 1987: York[44]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Conal Gregory 25,880 41.64
Labour Hugh Bayley 25,733 41.41
Social Democratic Vince Cable 9,898 15.93
Green Alan Dunnett 637 1.02
Majority 147 0.24
Turnout 78.37
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General election 1992: York[45][46]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Hugh Bayley 31,525 49.1 +7.7
Conservative Conal Gregory 25,183 39.2 −2.4
Liberal Democrat Karen J. Anderson 6,811 10.6 −5.3
Green Stephen N. Kenwright 594 0.9 −0.1
Natural Law Pamela S. Orr 54 0.1 +0.1
Majority 6,342 9.9 +9.6
Turnout 81.0 +2.6
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +5.1
General election 1997: York[47]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Hugh Bayley 34,956 59.91
Conservative Simon J. Mallett 14,433 24.74
Liberal Democrat Andrew Waller 6,537 11.20
Referendum Jonathan Sheppard 1,083 1.86
Green Mark Hill 880 1.51
UKIP Eric Wegener 319 0.55
Independent Andrew Lightfoot 137 0.24
Majority 20,523 35.18
Turnout 73.20
Labour hold Swing +12.60

Elections in the 2000sEdit

General election 2001: City of York[48]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Hugh Bayley 25,072 52.3 −7.7
Conservative Michael McIntyre 11,293 23.5 −1.2
Liberal Democrat Andrew Waller 8,519 17.8 +6.6
Green Bill Shaw 1,465 3.1 +1.5
Socialist Alliance Frank Ormston 674 1.4 +1.4
UKIP Richard Bate 576 1.2 +0.7
Monster Raving Loony Eddie Vee 381 0.8 +0.8
Majority 13,779 28.8
Turnout 47,980 59.0 −14.2
Labour hold Swing −3.2
General election 2005: City of York[49]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Hugh Bayley 21,836 46.9 −5.4
Conservative Clive Booth 11,364 24.4 +0.9
Liberal Democrat Andrew Waller 10,166 21.8 +4.0
Green Andy D'Agorne 2,113 4.5 +1.4
UKIP Richard Jackson 832 1.8 +0.6
Independent Ken Curran 121 0.3 N/A
Death, Dungeons and Taxes Party Damien Fleck 93 0.2 N/A
Independent Andrew Hinkles 72 0.2 N/A
Majority 10,472 22.5 −6.3
Turnout 46,597 61.7 +2.7
Labour hold Swing −3.2

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

Notes

  1. ^ a b Calculated from half of Liberal vote in 1906

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