Ryedale (UK Parliament constituency)


Ryedale (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = Ryedale
Map1 = Ryedale
Type = County
Map2 = NorthYorkshire
Entity = North Yorkshire
County = North Yorkshire
Year = 1983
MP = John Greenway
Party = Conservative
EP = Yorkshire and the Humber

Ryedale is a 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. It is traditionally been a safe Conservative seat although was briefly taken by Liberal Elizabeth Shields following a Parliamentary by-election on May 8,1986 held following the death of MP John Spence.

In their current review of Parliamentary constituencies The Boundary Commission for England has recommended that the Ryedale constituency and its neighbour Vale of York be abolished.

For the city of York, see the successor seats York Outer and York Central

Ryedale forms a new Thirsk and Malton constituency.

Boundaries

The constituency covers 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 its review of parliamentary representation of North Yorkshire, Ryedale is to be abolished, with electoral wards being used to form a new Thirsk and Malton seat.

History

The constituency was created in 1983 and was largely based on the previous Thirsk and Malton constituency. The constituency experienced boundary changes in 1997 when the areas surrounding Easingwold and the York suburbs of Haxby, Wigginton, New Earswick, Rawcliffe, Skelton and Clifton Without were transferred into the new Vale of York constituency. At the same time, Osbaldwick and Heworth Without were added to the Ryedale seat from the Selby constituency.

Members of Parliament

* "Constituency created" (1983)
* 1983 — 1986: John Spence, Conservative (previously MP for Thirsk and Malton)
* 1986 — 1987: Elizabeth Shields, Liberal.
* 1987 — "present": John Greenway, Conservative

Election results

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Ryedale
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = John Greenway
votes = 21,251
percentage = 48.2
change = +1.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Gordon Beever
votes = 10,782
percentage = 24.4
change = -11.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Paul Blanchard
votes = 9,148
percentage = 20.7
change = +6.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Stephen Feaster
votes = 1,522
percentage = 3.4
change = +1.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK, 1989)
candidate = John Clarke
votes = 1,417
percentage = 3.2
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 10,469
percentage = 23.7
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 44,120
percentage = 65.1
change = -0.6
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = +6.3
Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Ryedale
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = John Greenway
votes = 20,711
percentage = 47.2
change = +3.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Keith Orrell
votes = 15,836
percentage = 36.1
change = +2.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = David Ellis
votes = 6,470
percentage = 14.7
change = -3.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Stephen Feaster
votes = 882
percentage = 2.0
change = +0.1
Election box majority
votes = 4,875
percentage = 11.1
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 43,899
percentage = 65.7
change = -9.1
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies in North Yorkshire


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