List of members of the European Parliament for the United Kingdom, 1973–79

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Members of the
European Parliament

for the United Kingdom
Delegation (1973)
1st term (1979)
2nd term (1984)
3rd term (1989)
4th term (1994)
5th term (1999)
6th term (2004)
7th term (2009)
8th term (2014)

In this period, Members of the European Parliament were not directly elected, but were chosen by and from among the members of the House of Commons and House of Lords as delegates. The total size of the United Kingdom delegation was 36 but the Labour Party refused to name its delegates because of the party's then policy of opposing British membership of the European Communities. After the 1975 referendum, Labour decided to take its seats.


Name Party Dates

A[edit]

Lord Ardwick Labour 3 July 1975 – 1979

B[edit]

Guy Barnett Labour 1 July 1975 – 24 May 1976
Sir Tufton Beamish Conservative 1 January 1973 – 24 July 1974
Earl of Bessborough Conservative 1 January 1973 – 1979
Lord Bethell Conservative 10 March 1975 – 1979
Betty Boothroyd Labour 1 July 1975 – 1 March 1977
Lord Brecon Conservative 1 January 1973 – 24 October 1973
John Brewis Conservative 1 January 1973 – 28 February 1975
Lord Brimelow Labour 28 February 1977 – 30 June 1978
Ronald Brown Labour 1 March 1977 – 1979
Lord Bruce of Donington Labour 3 July 1975 – 1979

C[edit]

Lord Castle Labour 3 July 1975 – 1979
John Corrie Conservative 28 February 1975 – 18 December 1975; 1 March 1977 – 1979
George Cunningham Labour 13 March 1978 – 1979

D[edit]

Tam Dalyell Labour 1 July 1975 – 1979
Sir Geoffrey de Freitas Labour 1 July 1975 – 1979
Sir Douglas Dodds-Parker Conservative 1 January 1973 – 28 February 1975
Gwyneth Dunwoody Labour 1 July 1975 – 1979
Hugh Dykes Conservative 24 July 1974 – 1 March 1977

E[edit]

Robert Edwards Labour 1 March 1977 – 1979
Baroness Elles Conservative 1 January 1973 – 3 July 1975
Tom Ellis Labour 1 July 1975 – 1979
John Evans Labour 1 July 1975 – 13 March 1978
Winnie Ewing SNP 7 July 1975 – 1979

F[edit]

Peggy Fenner Conservative 24 July 1974 – 28 February 1975
Baroness Fisher of Rednal Labour 3 July 1975 – 1979
Alan Fitch Labour 13 March 1978 – 1979
Alex Fletcher Conservative 18 December 1975 – 1 March 1977
Charles Fletcher-Cooke Conservative 1 March 1977 – 1979

G[edit]

Lord Gladwyn Liberal 1 January 1973 – 3 July 1975; 8 July 1975 – 1 October 1976
Lord Gordon-Walker Labour 3 July 1975 – 20 October 1976

H[edit]

Willie Hamilton Labour 1 July 1975 – 1979
James Hill Conservative 1 January 1973 – 28 February 1975
John Hill Conservative 1 January 1973 – 24 July 1974
Ralph Howell Conservative 24 July 1974 – 1979
Mark Hughes Labour 1 July 1975 – 1979

J[edit]

Russell Johnston Liberal 1 January 1973 – 7 July 1975; 1 October 1976 – 1979

K[edit]

Elaine Kellett-Bowman Conservative 28 February 1975 – 1979
Lord Kennet Labour 28 February 1978 – 1979
Peter Kirk Conservative 1 January 1973 – 17 April 1977

L[edit]

Marquess of Lothian Conservative 24 October 1973 – 3 July 1975

M[edit]

Earl of Mansfield and Mansfield Conservative 1 January 1973 – 10 March 1975
Bob Mitchell Labour 1 July 1975 – 1979
William Molloy Labour 24 May 1976 – 1 March 1977
Lord Murray of Gravesend Labour 20 October 1976 – 28 February 1978; 30 June 1978 – 1979

N[edit]

Tom Normanton Conservative 1 January 1973 – 1979

O[edit]

Lord O'Hagan Cross-bencher 1 January 1973 – 3 July 1975
John Osborn Conservative 28 February 1975 – 1979

P[edit]

John Peel Conservative 1 January 1973 – 24 July 1974
Rafton Pounder Ulster Unionist 1 January 1973 – 24 July 1974
John Prescott Labour 1 July 1975 – 1979
Christopher Price Labour 1 March 1977 – 13 March 1978

R[edit]

Lord Reay Conservative 1 January 1973 – 1979
Sir Brandon Rhys Williams, Bt. Conservative 1 January 1973 – 1979
Geoffrey Rippon Conservative 6 May 1977 – 1979

S[edit]

Lord St Oswald Conservative 1 January 1973 – 1979
James Scott-Hopkins Conservative 1 January 1973 – 1979
Michael Shaw Conservative 24 July 1974 – 1979
James Spicer Conservative 28 February 1975 – 1979
Michael Stewart Labour 1 July 1975 – 19 November 1976

T[edit]

Dick Taverne Democratic Labour 4 April 1973 – 10 October 1974
Frank Tomney Labour 19 November 1976 – 1 March 1977

W[edit]

Sir Derek Walker-Smith Conservative 1 January 1973 – 1979
Lord Walston Labour 3 July 1975 – 28 February 1977

See also[edit]