Greater Manchester Central (European Parliament constituency)

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Greater Manchester Central
European Parliament constituency


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Created 1984
Dissolved 1999
MEP(s) 1
Member State United Kingdom
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Greater Manchester Central was, from 1984 to 1999, a European Parliament constituency centered on Greater Manchester, in North West England.

When it was created in England in 1984, it consisted of the Westminster Parliament constituencies of Altrincham and Sale, Davyhulme, Manchester Blackley, Manchester Central, Manchester Gorton, Manchester Withington, Manchester Wythenshawe, Stretford,[1] although this may not have been true for the whole of its existence.

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.

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