|Former County constituency|
for the House of Commons
|Major settlements||Selby, Tadcaster, Sherburn-in-Elmet|
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||Selby and Ainsty, York Outer|
|Created from||Barkston Ash, Howden, Goole and Thirsk & Malton|
Selby was a parliamentary 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.
The constituency existed from 1983 to 2010.
This was a safe Conservative seat from 1983 to 1997 then became a Labour marginal for the remainder of its existence.
1983–1997: The District of Selby, and the District of Ryedale ward of Osbaldwick and Heworth.
1997–2010: The District of Selby.
The constituency covered the district of Selby and the south-eastern suburbs of the city of York (namely the parishes of Fulford, Heslington and Osbaldwick and Heworth Without). It included the University of York and the Drax and Eggborough power stations.
Following their review of parliamentary representation in York and North Yorkshire in the 2000s, the Boundary Commission for England created a new seat of Selby and Ainsty. The new seat consists of much of the former Selby constituency, minus the south-western suburbs of York which are included in the (also newly created) seat of York Outer, plus rural areas south and east of Harrogate formerly included in Vale of York constituency..
|2010||constituency abolished: see Selby and Ainsty & York Outer|
|Liberal Democrats||Ian Cuthbertson||7,770||14.8||+3.7|
|Liberal Democrats||Jeremy Wilcock||5,569||11.1||−1.0|
|Liberal Democrats||A. Edward Batty||6,778||12.0||−2.9|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing||+11.1|
|Liberal Democrats||A. Edward Batty||9,244||14.9||−6.8|
|Conservative win (new seat)|