Rural West York

Rural West York is one of the outer wards of the unitary authority of City of York, England.

Rural West York
Rural West York is located in North Yorkshire
Rural West York
Rural West York
Location within North Yorkshire
Population10,518 (Census 2011[1])
OS grid referenceSE545506
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townYORK
Postcode districtYO23, YO26
Dialling code01904
PoliceNorth Yorkshire
FireNorth Yorkshire
UK Parliament
List of places
53°57′N 1°10′W / 53.95°N 1.17°W / 53.95; -1.17Coordinates: 53°57′N 1°10′W / 53.95°N 1.17°W / 53.95; -1.17

The ward is situated to the west of the city and includes the villages of Askham Bryan, Askham Richard, Hessay, Knapton, Nether Poppleton, Rufforth, Skelton and Upper Poppleton.


As of the 2019 elections it is represented by Councillors James Barker and Anne Hook who are both members of the local Liberal Democrats.[2] It is also a part of the UK Parliamentary Constituency of York Outer as well as the EU region of Yorkshire and the Humber.


  1. ^ "Census 2011 York Ward 2 Page Summary". Retrieved 5 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Councillors". Retrieved 10 August 2019.