York Central is currently the only constituency in North Yorkshire not represented by Conservatives.

However, after 23 years, Labour's Hugh Bayley is stepping down. His party is defending a majority of more than 6,000.

Results in 2010:

  • Labour: 18,573 (40.0%)

  • Conservative: 12,122 (26.1%)

  • Liberal Democrat: 11,694 (25.2%)

  • Green: 1,669 (3.6%)

  • British National Party: 1,171 (2.5%)

  • UK Independence Party: 1,100 (2.4%)

  • Monster Raving Loony Party: 154 (0.3%)

2015 candidates:

  • Ken Guest (UKIP)

  • Nick Love (Lib Dem)

  • Rachael Helen Maskell (Labour and Cooperative Party)

  • Robert McIlveen (Conservative)

  • Megan Jessica Ollerhead (Trade Union Socialist Coalition)

  • Jonathan Radley Tyler (Green)

  • Chris Whitwood (A Voice for the Region)