York Central

Parliamentary constituency
LAB HOLD

Results

Labour
, with candidate Rachael Maskell
, have the following results:
  • 20,212 total votes taken.
  • 42.4% share of the total vote
  • +2.4% change in share of the votes
Conservative
, with candidate Robert McIlveen
, have the following results:
  • 13,496 total votes taken.
  • 28.3% share of the total vote
  • +2.2% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Ken Guest
, have the following results:
  • 4,795 total votes taken.
  • 10.1% share of the total vote
  • +7.7% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Jonathan Tyler
, have the following results:
  • 4,791 total votes taken.
  • 10.0% share of the total vote
  • +6.5% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Nick Love
, have the following results:
  • 3,804 total votes taken.
  • 8.0% share of the total vote
  • -17.2% change in share of the votes
Yorkshire First
, with candidate Chris Whitwood
, have the following results:
  • 291 total votes taken.
  • 0.6% share of the total vote
  • +0.6% change in share of the votes
TUSC
, with candidate Megan Ollerhead
, have the following results:
  • 288 total votes taken.
  • 0.6% share of the total vote
  • +0.6% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

LAB majority: 6,716 14.1%
Turnout
63.3%

Vote share

Party %
LAB 42.4
CON 28.3
UKIP 10.1
GRN 10.0
LD 8.0
YF 0.6

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
UKIP
+7.7
GRN
+6.5
LAB
+2.4
CON
+2.2
YF
+0.6
LD
-17.2

Latest updates York Central

15.05.2015

21:22

Newly elected MPs outline priorities

The three new faces joining the political line up in North Yorkshire speak to BBC Radio York.

08.05.2015

13:55

No change in North Yorkshire seats

None of the parliamentary seats in North Yorkshire has changed hands as the Liberal Democrats' share of the vote fell.
12:45

New MP's letter

Gemma Dillon, Political Reporter BBC York
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tweets: "Rachael Maskell new Labour MP for York Central handed this as result declared."

Image copyright Trevor Gibbons
08:29
Breaking

Labour hold

Tim Dale
BBC Local Live

Labour's Rachael Maskell has held York Central.

She replaces Sir Hugh Bayley who decided to stand down after holding the seat since 1992.

07.05.2015

23:31

Count starts on York ballots

Alasdair Gill
BBC News, Yorkshire
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They've finished counting postal votes in York and are about to start verification of ballot papers from polling stations, BBC Radio York reports.

23:01

North Yorkshire's blue belt

Nick Morris
BBC Yorkshire political reporter
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If that exit poll is right, seven of North Yorkshire's seats are staying blue. All eyes now on #YorkCentral. @GemmaLDillon is there for @BBCYork

29.03.2015

20:09

Generation 2015: Brogan Hume

Brogan Hume, who is from Sheffield and studies in York, is in the BBC Generation 2015 panel of young people talking about life in the UK ahead of the general election.
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Constituency profile

York Central takes in most of the heart of the historic northern city, whose cobbled streets and iconic attractions like York Minster, one of the largest Gothic cathedrals in northern Europe, bring in millions of visitors each year.

The "Chocolate City", Rowntree was based there when it developed the Kit Kat, Smarties and Aero brands in the 1930s. Although some production moved abroad following its takeover by Nestle in 1988, Kit Kats, Aeros and Yorkies are still made at its York factory. The service industry, including tourism, provides the bulk of jobs along with education and health work. It has a largely white population with people of Chinese descent making up the largest minority ethnic group and many students.

In 2010 the seat was won by Labour's Hugh Bayley with 40% of the vote. The Conservatives came second with 26.1%, Liberal Democrats third with 25.2% and the Greens fourth with 3.6%.