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After 650 of 650 seats

Skipton & Ripon

Parliamentary constituency


General Election 2017 results
Party Votes % Net percentage change in seats



Julian Smith Votes 36,425 header_vote_share 62.7 Net percentage change in seats +7.2



Alan Woodhead Votes 16,440 header_vote_share 28.3 Net percentage change in seats +10.9


Green Party

Andy Brown Votes 3,734 header_vote_share 6.4 Net percentage change in seats +0.7


The Yorkshire Party

Jack Render Votes 1,539 header_vote_share 2.6 Net percentage change in seats +2.6

Turnout and CON majority

CON majority




Vote share

Party %
Conservative 62.7
Labour 28.3
Green Party 6.4
The Yorkshire Party 2.6

Vote share change since 2015

The Yorkshire Party
Green Party

Latest updates

Skipton and Ripon MP now new Chief Whip for Conservatives at Westminster

Julian Smith, MP for Skipton and Ripon in North Yorkshire, has been promoted to Chief Whip of the Conservative Party at Westminster.

The move comes after Prime Minister, Theresa May, named Scarborough's Gavin Williamson as Secretary of State for Defence.

Mr Williamson had held the role as Chief Whip before Michael Fallon resigned as Defence Secretary amid allegations of inappropriate behaviour.


Mr Williamson was born in Scarborough on 25 June 1976.

He went to Raincliffe Comprehensive School and Scarborough Sixth Form College, where he studied Government and Politics, before gaining a Bachelor of Science from the University of Bradford.

Mr Williamson has run the Tory whips office since last year.

Election statistics: Gap of 68 years between two North Yorkshire candidates

With elections come statistics...

Sometimes they're difficult to comprehend, hard to follow. There are exit polls, forecasts, turnout numbers - a whirlwind of facts, stats and spin, leaving you feeling dull and battered.

Other times, for varying reasons, they leave you shocked and startled. Here's a couple that fall into the latter category.


Between them two North Yorkshire candidates have been alive for 106 years and have a massive 68 years age gap between them.

The oldest candidate in North Yorkshire was Gordon Johnson, an Independent in Scarborough who won 82 votes. He's 87-years-old.

Meanwhile, 68 years his junior is the youngest candidate in the county who was 19-year-old Jack Render.

Jack stood as a candidate for The Yorkshire Party in Skipton and Ripon and won 1,539 votes.

What happened in England's biggest county?

We have one of the of the most dramatic results in recent General Election history.

Instead of the expected clear increased majority in the House Of Commons, the Conservatives lost seats and we have a hung parliament.

All North Yorkshire MPs kept their seats and the Conservatives continue to form a ring around the Labour seat of York Central.

Here's Phil Bodmer to round up what happened in England's largest county:

Skipton & Rippon: Conservative Hold

Election Graphic

BreakingRESULT: Conservative hold Skipton & Ripon

Julian Smith holds Skipton & Ripon for the Conservative party.

Counting starts in Skipton and Ripon

Counting starts in Skipton and Ripon
General Election 2017: Ballot boxes arrive in Skipton and Ripon

General election 2017: How do I register to vote?

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The deadline to register is 22 May


, with candidate Julian Smith
, have the following results:
  • 30,248 total votes taken.
  • 55.4% share of the total vote
  • +4.9% change in share of the votes
, with candidate Malcolm Birks
, have the following results:
  • 9,487 total votes taken.
  • 17.4% share of the total vote
  • +7.3% change in share of the votes
, with candidate Alan Henderson
, have the following results:
  • 7,651 total votes taken.
  • 14.0% share of the total vote
  • +10.5% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Jacquie Bell
, have the following results:
  • 4,057 total votes taken.
  • 7.4% share of the total vote
  • -25.0% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Andy Brown
, have the following results:
  • 3,116 total votes taken.
  • 5.7% share of the total vote
  • +5.7% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

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