Skipton and Ripon (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = Skipton and Ripon
Map1 = SkiptonRipon
Type = County
Map2 = NorthYorkshire
Entity = North Yorkshire
County = North Yorkshire
Year = 1983
MP = David Curry
Party = Conservative
EP = Yorkshire and the Humber

Skipton and Ripon 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 one of the safest seats in England, with a large plurality of its population voting Conservative.

Boundaries

The constituency covers the whole of the Craven district including the towns of Skipton, Bentham and Settle. It also covers the northern and western parts of the borough of Harrogate district including the city of Ripon and towns of Pateley Bridge and Masham.

Boundary review

Following their review of parliamentary representation in North Yorkshire, the Boundary Commission for England has recommended only minor changes to the existing Skipton and Ripon constituency.

The newly drawn seat is formed from the following electoral wards:
*The Harrogate wards of Bishop Monkton, Kirkby Malzeard, Lower Nidderdale, Mashamshire, Newby, Nidd Valley, Pateley Bridge, Ripon Minster, Ripon Moorside, Ripon Spa, Washburn and Wathvale

History

The constituency was created in 1983 from the West Riding constituencies of Skipton (constituency created 1885) and Ripon (had sent members to Parliament as a borough in 1295, 1307 and continually since 1553). The constituency experienced boundary changes in 1997 when Boroughbridge, Aldborough, Dishforth and the immediately surrounding areas were transferred to the new Vale of York constituency.

Members of Parliament

*"Constituency created" (1983)
*1983 — 1987: John Watson, Conservative (previously MP for Skipton)
*1987 — "present": David Curry, Conservative

Election results

Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = David Curry
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Claire Hazelgrove
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = James Keeley
votes =
percentage =
change =

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Skipton and Ripon
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = David Curry
votes = 25,100
percentage = 49.7
change = −2.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Paul English
votes = 13,480
percentage = 26.7
change = +0.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Paul Baptie
votes = 9,393
percentage = 18.6
change = +1.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Ian Bannister
votes = 2,274
percentage = 4.5
change = +0.3
Election box candidate
party = Virtue Currency Cognitive Appraisal Party
candidate = Robert Leakey
votes = 274
percentage = 0.5
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 11,620
percentage = 23.0
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 50,521
percentage = 72.6
change = +6.5
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =
Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Skipton and Ripon
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = David Curry
votes = 25,736
percentage = 52.4
change = +5.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Bernard Bateman
votes = 12,806
percentage = 26.1
change = +0.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Michael Dugher
votes = 8,543
percentage = 17.4
change = −5.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Nancy Holdsworth
votes = 2,041
percentage = 4.2
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 12,930
percentage = 26.3
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 49,126
percentage = 66.1
change = −8.6
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

ee also

*List of Parliamentary constituencies in North Yorkshire

References


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