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Selby
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Selby in North Yorkshire for the 2005 general election
Location of North Yorkshire within England
CountyNorth Yorkshire
Major settlementsSelby, Tadcaster, Sherburn-in-Elmet
19832010
Number of membersOne
Replaced bySelby and Ainsty, York Outer
Created fromBarkston Ash, Howden, Goole and Thirsk & Malton[1]

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.

History

This was a safe Conservative seat from 1983 to 1997 then became a Labour marginal for the remainder of its existence.

Boundaries

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[2]). It included the University of York and the Drax and Eggborough power stations.

Boundary review

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..

Members of Parliament

Election Member[3] Party
1983 Michael Alison Conservative
1997 John Grogan Labour
2010 constituency abolished: see Selby and Ainsty & York Outer

Elections

Elections in the 2000s

General election 2005: Selby[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Grogan 22,623 43.1 −2.0
Conservative Mark Menzies 22,156 42.2 +1.4
Liberal Democrats Ian Cuthbertson 7,770 14.8 +3.7
Majority 467 0.9 -3.4
Turnout 52,549 65.4 +0.4
Labour hold Swing −1.7
General election 2001: Selby[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Grogan 22,652 45.1 −0.8
Conservative Michael Mitchell 20,514 40.8 +1.7
Liberal Democrats Jeremy Wilcock 5,569 11.1 −1.0
Green Helen Kenwright 902 1.8 New
UKIP Graham Lewis 635 1.3 +0.3
Majority 2,138 4.3 -2.5
Turnout 50,272 65.0 −9.7
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s

General election 1997: Selby[6][7][8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Grogan 25,838 45.9 +11.0
Conservative Ken Hind 22,002 39.1 −11.1
Liberal Democrats A. Edward Batty 6,778 12.0 −2.9
Referendum David Walker 1,162 2.1 New
UKIP P. Spence 536 1.0 New
Majority 3,836 6.8 N/A
Turnout 56,316 74.7 -5.5
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +11.1
General election 1992: Selby[10][11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Alison 31,067 50.2 −1.4
Labour John Grogan 21,559 34.8 +8.1
Liberal Democrats A. Edward Batty 9,244 14.9 −6.8
Majority 9,508 15.4 −9.5
Turnout 61,870 80.2 +2.5
Conservative hold Swing −4.7

Elections in the 1980s

General election 1987: Selby[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Alison 28,611 51.6 −5.1
Labour John Grogan 14,832 26.7 +6.1
Liberal James Longman 12,010 21.7 −1.1
Majority 13,779 24.9 -9.0
Turnout 55,453 77.69 +5.6
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1983: Selby[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Alison 26,712 56.7
Liberal W.K. Whitaker 10,747 22.8
Labour Shirley Haines 9,687 20.6
Majority 15,965 33.9
Turnout 47,146 72.1
Conservative win (new seat)

See also

Notes and references

  1. ^ "'Selby', June 1983 up to May 1997". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
  2. ^ The ward of Osbaldwick and Heworth Without was moved to the Selby constituency in 1997
  3. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "S" (part 2)
  4. ^ "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  7. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1997. Politics Resources. 1 May 1997. Retrieved 5 January 2011.
  8. ^ C. Rallings & M. Thrasher, The Media Guide to the New Parliamentary Constituencies, p.145 (Plymouth: LGC Elections Centre, 1995)
  9. ^ The 1997 election result has swings relative to the notional, not the actual, 1992 result.
  10. ^ "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  11. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 December 2010.
  12. ^ "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  13. ^ "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.

Coordinates: 53°46′37″N 1°04′44″W / 53.777°N 1.079°W / 53.777; -1.079