Constituency Profile: Scarborough & Whitby

The Conservatives currently hold Scarborough & Whitby Credit: Photo: ITV News Tyne Tees

The majority of the seat is made up of the coastal towns of Scarborough and Whitby and tourism remains a major part of the local economy.

The seat also includes a number of rural villages and includes the North Yorkshire moors and the Esk valley.

Scarborough had been a safe Conservative seat from 1918 until it was one of the most significant gains for Labour in their 1997 landslide.The Tories managed to regain the seat narrowly in 2005 and won again by a more comfortable majority in 2010.

Robert Goodwill (Conservative) won the seat in 2010.

The 2010 Result:

Conservative 21,108 (42.8%)

Labour: 12,978 (26.3%)

Lib Dem: 11,093 (22.5%)

UKIP: 1,484 (3.0%)

BNP: 1,445 (2.9%)

Green: 734 (1.5%)

Independent: 329 (0.7%)

Alliance for Green Socialism: 111(0.2%)

The 2015 Candidates:

Robert Goodwill (Con)

Ian McInnes (Lab)

Michael Beckett (Lib Dem)

Sam Cross (UKIP)

David Malone (Green)

Juliet Boddington (Alliance for Green Socialism)