Dorset East and Hampshire West (European Parliament constituency)

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Dorset East and Hampshire West
European Parliament constituency
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Created 1984
Dissolved 1994
MEP(s) 1
Member State United Kingdom
Source(s) [1]

Dorset East and Hampshire West was a European Parliament constituency covering most of Dorset and parts of western Hampshire in England.

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 consisted of the Westminster Parliament constituencies of Bournemouth East, Bournemouth West, Christchurch, New Forest, North Dorset, Poole, Romsey and Waterside and South Dorset.[1]

The constituency replaced most of Wessex and parts of Hampshire West. It was itself replaced by much of Dorset and East Devon and parts of Itchen, Test and Avon in 1994. These seats became part of the much larger South West England and South East England constituencies in 1999.

Members of the European Parliament[edit]

Elected Name Party
1984 Bryan Cassidy Conservative

Results[edit]

European Parliament election, 1984: Dorset East and Hampshire West[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bryan Cassidy 109,072 57.6 N/A
Liberal John Goss 49,181 25.9 N/A
Labour D. T. James 31,223 16.5 N/A
Majority 59,891 31.7 N/A
Turnout 33.5 N/A
New creation: Conservative gain. Swing N/A


European Parliament election, 1989: Dorset East and Hampshire West[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bryan Cassidy 111,469 50.4 -7.2
Green Krystyna Bradbury 49,695 22.5 N/A
Labour Haydn White 38,011 17.2 +0.7
Social and Liberal Democrats Howard Legg 21,809 9.9 -16.0
Majority 61,774 27.9 -3.8
Turnout 36.3 +2.8
Conservative hold Swing

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