Humberside (European Parliament constituency)

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Humberside
European Parliament constituency


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

Humberside was a European Parliament constituency, covering most of the Humberside district of England.

Before 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.

When the constituency was created in 1979, it consisted of the Westminster Parliament constituencies of Bridlington, Brigg and Scunthorpe, Haltemprice, Howden, Kingston upon Hull Central, Kingston upon Hull East and Kingston upon Hull West. In 1984, Brigg and Scunthorpe, Haltemprice, Howden and Kingston upon Hull Central were replaced by Beverley, Brigg and Cleethorpes, Great Grimsby and Kingston upon Hull North. In 1994, Brigg and Cleethorpes and Great Grimsby were replaced by Boothferry and Glanford and Scunthorpe.[1]

In 1999, the constituency became part of the much larger Yorkshire and the Humber constituency.

Members of the European Parliament[edit]

Elected Name Party
1979 Robert Battersby Conservative
1989 Peter Crampton Labour

Results[edit]

European Parliament election, 1979: Humberside[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Battersby 79,531 51.7 N/A
Labour Michael Wheaton 56,521 36.8 N/A
Liberal Robert Walker 17,643 11.5 N/A
Majority 23,010 14.9 N/A
Turnout 30.1 N/A
Conservative win (new seat)
European Parliament election, 1984: Humberside[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Battersby 61,952 43.2 -8.5
Labour Peter Crampton 53,937 37.7 +0.9
Social Democratic Will Unwin 27,318 19.1 +7.6
Majority 8,015 5.5 -9.4
Turnout 28.5 -1.6
Conservative hold Swing
European Parliament election, 1989: Humberside[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter Crampton 74,163 45.4 +7.7
Conservative Robert Battersby 57,835 35.4 -7.8
Green Jan Clark 23,835 14.6 N/A
Social and Liberal Democrats F. L. Parker 3,989 2.5 -16.6
Social Democrat Will Unwin 3,419 2.1 N/A
Majority 16,328 10.0 +4.5
Turnout 32.2 +3.7
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
European Parliament election, 1994: Humberside[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter Crampton 87,296 51.9 +5.5
Conservative Donald Stewart 46,678 27.8 -7.6
Liberal Democrat Diana Wallis 28,818 17.1 +14.6
Green Sharon Mummery 4,170 2.5 -12.1
Natural Law Anna Miszewska 1,100 0.7 N/A
Majority 40,618 24.1 +14.1
Turnout 32.4 +0.2
Labour hold Swing

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