Northumbria (European Parliament constituency)

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European Parliament constituency

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Created 1979
Dissolved 1999
MEP(s) 1
Member State United Kingdom
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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 Northumbria was one of them.

When it was created in England in 1979, it consisted of the Westminster Parliament constituencies of Berwick-upon-Tweed, Blyth, Hexham, Morpeth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Central, Newcastle-upon-Tyne East, Newcastle-upon-Tyne North, Newcastle-upon-Tyne West, Wallsend,[1] although this may not have been true for the whole of its existence.


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