Mid and West Wales (European Parliament constituency)

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Mid and West Wales
European Parliament constituency


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

Mid and West Wales was a European Parliament constituency covering south western Wales.

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.

When it was created in Wales in 1979, it consisted of the Westminster Parliament constituencies of Brecon and Radnor, Cardigan, Carmarthen, Gower, Llanelli, Pembroke, Swansea East and Swansea West. In 1984, Cardigan was replaced by Ceredigion and Pembroke North and Neath was added to the seat. In 1994, Neath and the Swansea seats were replaced by Meirionnydd Nant Conwy and Montgomeryshire.[1]

The seat became part of the much larger Wales constituency in 1999.

Members of the European Parliament[edit]

Elected Name Party
1979 Ann Clwyd Labour
1984 David Morris Labour
1989 Eluned Morgan Labour

Results[edit]

European Parliament election, 1979: Mid and West Wales[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ann Clwyd 77,474 41.4 N/A
Conservative David Lloyd 67,226 36.0 N/A
Plaid Cymru Hywel Moseley 22,730 12.2 N/A
Liberal Clem Thomas 17,628 9.4 N/A
Independent H. D. Windsor-Williams 1,826 1.0 N/A
Majority 10,248 5.4 N/A
Turnout 38.2 N/A
New creation: Labour win. Swing N/A


European Parliament election, 1984: Mid and West Wales[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Morris 89,362 41.6 +0.2
Conservative David Lewis 52,910 24.7 -11.3
Liberal D. G. B. Lloyd 35,168 16.4 +5.0
Plaid Cymru Phil Williams 32,880 15.3 +3.1
Ecology Marilyn Smith 4,266 2.0 N/A
Majority 36,452 16.9 +11.5
Turnout 40.2 +2.0
Labour hold Swing
European Parliament election, 1989: Mid and West Wales[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Morris 105,670 46.9 +5.3
Conservative Owen John Williams 53,758 23.9 -0.8
Green B. I. McPake 29,852 13.2 +11.2
Plaid Cymru Phil Williams 26,063 11.6 -3.7
Social and Liberal Democrats Geoffrey Sinclair 10,031 4.4 -12.0
Majority 51,912 23.0 +6.1
Turnout 41.2 +1.0
Labour hold Swing


European Parliament election, 1994: Mid and West Wales[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Eluned Morgan 78,092 40.5 -6.4
Plaid Cymru Marc Phillips 48,858 25.4 +13.8
Conservative Peter Bone 31,606 16.4 -7.5
Liberal Democrat Juliana Hughes 23,719 12.3 +7.9
UKIP David Rowlands 5,536 2.9 N/A
Green Chris Busby 3,938 2.0 -11.2
Natural Law M. T. L. Griffith-John 988 0.5 N/A
Majority 29,234 15.1 -7.9
Turnout 48.0 +6.8
Labour hold Swing

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