Essex South West (European Parliament constituency)

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Essex South West
European Parliament constituency


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Created 1979
Dissolved 1994
MEP(s) 1
Member State United Kingdom
Source(s) [1]

Essex South West was a constituency of the European Parliament located in the United Kingdom, electing one Member of the European Parliament by the first-past-the-post electoral system. Created in 1979 for the first elections to the European Parliament, it was abolished in 1994 and succeeded by the constituencies of Essex West and Hertfordshire East and Essex South.

Boundaries[edit]

On its creation in 1979, it consisted of the parliamentary constituencies of Basildon, Brentwood and Ongar, Chelmsford, Epping Forest, Harlow and Thurrock.[1]

After the 1984 boundary changes based on the new UK parliamentary constituencies created in 1983, it consisted of Basildon, Billericay, Brentwood and Ongar, Castle Point, Chelmsford, Epping Forest, Harlow and Thurrock.[2]

The constituency was abolished in 1994. Brentwood and Ongar, Chelmsford, Epping Forest and Harlow became part of Essex West and Hertfordshire East. Basildon, Billericay, Castle Point and Thurrock were now part of the new constituency of Essex South.[3]

MEPs[edit]

Election Member Party
1979 Dr. Alexander Sherlock Conservative
1989 Patricia Elizabeth Rawlings Conservative
1994 constituency abolished, part of Essex West and Hertfordshire East and Essex South from 1994

Election results[edit]

European Parliament election, 1989 (United Kingdom): Essex South West[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Patricia Elizabeth Rawlings 77,408 41.1 −4.7
Labour J W Orpe 68,005 36.1 +0.5
Green M E Willis 32,242 17.1 N/A
Social and Liberal Democrats T P Allen 10,618 5.6 −13.0
Majority 9,403 5.0
Turnout 33.1 +4.8
Conservative hold Swing −2.6
European Parliament election, 1984 (United Kingdom): Essex South West[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dr. Alexander Sherlock 72,190 45.8 −8.1
Labour C O'Brien 56,169 35.6 +3.7
Liberal A F C Morris 29,385 18.6 +4.4
Majority 16,021 10.2
Turnout 28.3 −2.2
Conservative hold Swing −5.9
European Parliament election, 1979 (United Kingdom): Essex South West[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dr. Alexander Sherlock 78,059 53.9 N/A
Labour J P Coughlan 46,244 31.9 N/A
Liberal D M Kitching 20,516 14.2 N/A
Majority 31,815 21.9
Turnout 30.5
Conservative win (new seat)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Boundary Commission for England, European Assembly Constituencies, December 1978.
  2. ^ European Parliament Information Office, MEPs and their constituencies, December 1988
  3. ^ The European Parliament 1994-1999 : MEPs and European constituencies in the United Kingdom, London : UK Office of the European Parliament, November 1994.
  4. ^ Europe votes 3 : European parliamentary election results 1989, ed. by T.T. Mackie, Dartmouth, 1990.
  5. ^ Europe votes 2 : European Parliamentary election results, 1979-1984, eds. T.T. Mackie and F.W.S. Craig, Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services, 1985.
  6. ^ European Parliament election 1979 : United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland : results of the European election on 7 June 1979, Luxembourg: European Parliament, October 1983

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