Northumbria (European Parliament constituency)

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Northumbria
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 Northumbria was one of them.

Boundaries[edit]

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.

Members of the European Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1979 G. J. Adams Labour
1984
1989
1994

Election results[edit]

European Parliament election, 1979: Northumbria
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour G. J. Adams 75,172 44.8
Conservative J.G.B. Weait 67,066 39.9
Liberal G. Scott 25,713 15.3
Majority 8,106 4.9
Turnout 521,530 32.2
European Parliament election, 1984: Northumbria
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour G. J. Adams 78,417 42.6
Conservative C.M.M. Crichton 62,717 34.1
Liberal G. Scott 42,946 23.3
Majority 15,700 8.5
Turnout 512,978 35.9 Increase3.7
European Parliament election, 1989: Northumbria
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour G. J. Adams 110,688 56.1
Conservative P.S. Yeoman 50,648 25.7
Green Mrs. A.J. Lipman 24,882 12.6
Social and Liberal Democrats Viscount Morpeth 10,983 5.6
Majority 60,040 30.4
Turnout 514,123 38.4 Increase2.5
European Parliament election, 1994: Northumbria
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour G. J. Adams 103,087 59.3
Conservative J.C. Flack 36,929 21.2
Liberal Democrat Lembit Öpik 20,197 11.6
UKIP D.C. Lott 7,210 4.2
Green J.P. Hartshorne 5,714 3.3
Natural Law L.J. Walch 740 0.4
Majority 66,158 38.1
Turnout 516,680 33.7 Decrease4.7


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