Kent West (European Parliament constituency)

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Kent West
European Parliament constituency
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Member state United Kingdom
Created 1979
Dissolved 1999
MEPs 1
Sources
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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 of Kent West was one of them.

When it was created in England in 1979, it consisted of the Westminster Parliament constituencies of Dartford, Gillingham, Gravesend, Rochester and Chatham, Sevenoaks, Surrey East, Tonbridge and Malling, Tunbridge Wells,[1] although this may not have been true for the whole of its existence.

Election results[edit]

European Parliament election, 1994: Kent West[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter Skinner 77,346 41.0 +10.2
Conservative George Patterson 60,569 32.1 -11.3
Liberal Democrat J. Daly 33,869 17.9 +9.5
UKIP Craig Mackinlay 9,750 5.2 +5.2
Green Mrs P.A. Kemp 5,651 3.0 -14.5
Natural Law J.J. Bowler 1,598 0.8 +0.8
Majority 16,777 8.9
Turnout 505,658 37.3 +3.9
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +10.8%
European Parliament election, 1989: Kent West[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative George Patterson 82,519 43.4 -5.6
Labour P.L. Sloman 58,469 30.7 +1.6
Green J. Tidy 33,202 17.4 +14.6
Social and Liberal Democrats J.B. Doherty 16,087 8.5 -10.6
Majority 24,050 12.7 -7.1
Turnout 569,037 33.4 +2.6
Conservative hold Swing -3.6%
European Parliament election, 1984: Kent West[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative George Patterson 85,414 48.9 -11.8
Labour A. Woodhams 50,784 29.1 +4.3
Liberal P.H. Billenness 33,306 19.1 +4.6
Ecology Mrs C.A. Bunyan 4,991 2.9 +2.9
Majority 34,630 19.8 -16.1
Turnout 565,692 30.8 -2.1
Conservative hold Swing -8.1%
European Parliament election, 1979: Kent West[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative George Patterson 113,961 60.7 N/A
Labour A.J. Humphris 46.482 24.8 N/A
Liberal S. Blow 27,127 14.5 N/A
Majority 67,479 35.9
Turnout 569,411 32.9

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