The huge seat of Richmond, set in the far north of North Yorkshire and encompassing two small-ish towns, (Northallerton and Richmond), also covers hundreds of isolated villages and farms and thousands of acres of unspoilt countryside.
Conservative leader William Hague was elected here in a 1989 by-election. It was to be the last by-election the Conservatives would win until Uxbridge in 1997.
Richmond is the wild rambling chunk of North Yorkshire that James Herriot described so lovingly in his world-famous vet stories, and is one of the four largest constituencies in the country.
It sprawls across the untamed northern part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, as well as the valleys of Swaledale and Wensleydale.