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Constituency Profile: York Outer

The Conservatives currently hold York Outer. Photo: Photo: ITV News Tyne Tees

York Outer was created for the 2010 election, replacing the City of York seat. The two York seats (Central and Outer) are unusual as they split the city in two by creating an inner central seat and an outer doughnut, instead of splitting a town east-west or north-south.

It is an affluent and suburban seat that covers the outer doughnut of York and surrounds the York Central seat. It includes historic villages such Fulford, Osbaldwick, Skelton and Heworth and the seat is home to the University of York campus at Heslington.

The seat is the 31st most marginal Conservative/Lib Dem seat. Conservative MP Julian Sturdy won the seat in 2010 and is standing again.

The 2010 result:

Conservative: 22,912 (43%)

Lib Dem: 19,224 (36.1%)

Labour: 9,108 (17.1%)

UKIP: 1,100 (2.1%)

BNP: 956 (1.8%)

Majority: 3,688 (6.9%)

The 2015 candidates:

Joe Riches (Labour)

James Blanchard (LIb Dem)

Ginnie Shaw (Green)

Paul Abbott (UKIP)

Julian Sturdy (Conservative)

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