A YouGov survey suggested that the Labour party could win the York Outer seat from the Conservatives in a hypothetical national ballot. Julian Sturdy MP has represented York Outer for the Tories since May 2010, with a majority of 9,985 votes in the 2019 general election.
The survey, conducted between December 22 and January 3, predicted that nationally, Conservatives would retain 169 seats in Parliament, while Labour would sweep to power with 385 seats.
Labour’s Parliamentary candidate for York Outer, Luke Charters, expressed confidence in the party’s prospects but also indicated that he will continue to work hard to earn every vote. Julian Sturdy MP, however, pointed out that his experience on the doorstep does not reflect the results of the poll.
Additionally, the survey suggested that the Labour Party would retain York Central and gain Selby and Ainsty, while the constituency of Harrogate and Knaresborough could see a Liberal Democrat gain from the Conservative party.