Cotswolds (European Parliament constituency)

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Cotswolds
European Parliament constituency


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Created 1979
Dissolved 1999
MEP(s) 1
Member State United Kingdom
Source(s) [1]

Before uniform adoption of proportional representation in 1999, the United Kingdom used first-past-the-post for the European elections in Great Britain. 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 Cotswolds (sometimes called "The Cotswolds") was one of them.

When it was created in England in 1979, it consisted of the Westminster Parliament constituencies of Banbury, Cheltenham, Cirencester and Tewkesbury, Gloucester, Mid-Oxon, Oxford and Stroud.[1] From 1984 it consisted of Banbury, Cheltenham, Cirencester and Tewkesbury, Gloucester, Stratford-on-Avon, Stroud and Witney. From 1994 it consisted of Cheltenham, Cirencester and Tewkesbury, Gloucester, Stroud, West Gloucestershire and Witney.

Members of the European Parliament[edit]

Elected Name Party
1979 Sir Henry (later Lord) Plumb Conservative

Election results[edit]

European Parliament election 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir Henry Plumb 109,139 58.6
Labour J.A. Honeybone 37,713 20.3
Liberal Miss M.E. Burton 27,916 15.0
United Against the Common Market D.C.T. Bennett 11,422 6.1
Majority 71,426 38.3
European Parliament election 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir Henry Plumb 94,740 53.5
Liberal Miss M.E. Burton 45,798 25.8
Labour Mrs. J.A. Royall 36,738 20.7
Majority 48,942 27.7
European Parliament election, 1989
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lord Plumb 94,852 45.1
Green Mrs. M.S. Limb 49,174 23.4
Labour T. Levitt 48,180 22.9
Social and Liberal Democrats L.A. Rowe 18,196 8.6
Majority 45,678 21.7
European Parliament election,1994
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lord Plumb 67,484 34.5
Labour Mrs. T.J. Kingham 63,216 32.3
Liberal Democrat J.C. Thomson 44,269 22.7
New Britain M.D. Rendell 11,044 5.7
Green D. McCanlis 8,254 4.2
Natural Law H.W. Brighouse 1,151 0.6
Majority 4,268 2.2

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