Ed Young

Ed grew up in York and for many years served as a chorister, and later Head Chorister, in York Minster. For much of the last century, Ed’s family ran a small garage in Gillygate.

Today, Ed’s focus is giving York the strong, local voice it deserves in Parliament. He believes that across many areas – from tourism and transport, through to housing, education, the environment and the NHS – only a Conservative MP for York Central can make sure York’s voice is heard and counts. 

Ed’s three priorities are to:

1. Bring new jobs and investment to the city, flying the flag for York’s business community, backing York’s public services, and helping York to get the best from new trade deals.

2. Make a success of Brexit – for York and for Britain. Ed wants to make sure the Prime Minister has a strong hand in negotiating Brexit – and believes that only a Conservative MP for York Central can make sure York’s voice is heard in those negotiations.

3. Build a city that works for everyone, by making sure the Northern Powerhouse fully benefits York’s economy, and helping to improve York’s transport links. Ed wants to create opportunities for more people in York, by strengthening York’s schools and universities, and securing more affordable housing.


Priti Patel praises York's voluntary sector and community groups

Priti Patel has today visited York-based development charity, International Service, and praised the city’s army of activists and volunteers.
Speaking alongside Ed Young, York Central’s Conservative Parliamentary Candidate, Priti said:

Conservatives select York Central parliamentary candidate

Ed Young has been selected as the Conservative candidate for York Central for the General Election on Thursday, June 8.

Ed, who grew up in York and was a Chorister in York Minster for many years, is a bestselling historian and has been a speechwriter for David Cameron.