Birmingham West (European Parliament constituency)

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Birmingham West
European Parliament constituency

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Created 1984
Dissolved 1999
MEP(s) 1
Member State United Kingdom
Source(s) [1]

Prior to its uniform adoption of proportional representation in 1999, the United Kingdom used first-past-the-post for the European elections in England, Scotland and Wales. The European Parliament constituencies used under that system were smaller than the later regional constituencies and only had one Member of the European Parliament each.

The constituency of Birmingham West was one of them.

When it was created in England in 1984, it consisted of the Westminster Parliament constituencies of Aldridge-Brownhills, Birmingham Ladywood, Birmingham Perry Barr, Sutton Coldfield, Walsall North, Walsall South, West Bromwich East, and West Bromwich West,[1] although this may not have been true for the whole of its existence.


European elections, 1984:Birmingham West[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Tomlinson 61,946 45.2
Conservative CF Robinson 55,702 40.6
Social Democrat JC Binns 19,422 14.2
Majority 5,237 3.8
Turnout 509,528 27.3
European elections, 1989:Birmingham West[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Tomlinson 86,545 50.5
Conservative CF Robinson 55,685 32.5
Green JD Bentley 21,384 12.5
SDP–Liberal Alliance Stewart Reynolds 7,673 4.5
Majority 30,860 18
Turnout 515,877 33.2
European elections, 1994:Birmingham West[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Tomlinson 77,957 53.7
Conservative D.M. Harman 38,607 26.6
Liberal Democrat NDM McGeorge 14,603 10
UKIP BA Juby 5,237 3.6
Green MG Abbott 4,367 3
National Front Andrew Carmichael 3,727 2.6
Natural Law HS Meads 789 0.5
Majority 39,350 27.1
Turnout 509,948 28.5


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