Andrew Jones has held the seat since 2010. His stated political interests: Health, transport, business, recycling and renewable energy. Since 2010 he has been a member of the Regulatory Reform Committee.
Ashcroft polling (January 2015):CON: 41%, LAB: 11%, LD: 24%, UKIP: 16%, Green: 8%
Prospective Parliamentary Candidates
Helen Flynn is a Harrogate Borough Councillor, sits on the board of the Harrogate International Conference Centre and is a school governor. She stood for election as a Liberal Democrat candidate for Skipton & Ripon in 2010, coming second with a 32.4% share of the vote.
David Simister is a County Councillor and a native to Harrogate.
Currently secretary of Knaresborough Labour and constituency vice-chair Ms. Williams is a retired lawyer. Jan Williams previously worked as an English teacher in a comprehensive school before earning her law degree. Williams has always been an active member of local politics but because particularly involved since the last General Election. She also volunteers at Oxfam during her spare time.