Staffordshire East (European Parliament constituency)

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Staffordshire East
European Parliament constituency

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Created 1979
Dissolved 1994
MEP(s) 1
Member State United Kingdom
Source(s) [1]

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 Staffordshire East was one of them.

When it was created in England in 1979, it consisted of the Westminster Parliament constituencies of Burton, Cannock, Leek, Lichfield and Tamworth, Stoke-on-Trent Central, Stoke-on-Trent North, Stoke-on-Trent South,[1] although this may not have been true for the whole of its existence.


European elections 1994:Staffordshire and East[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour P Whitehead 102,393 55.6
Conservative JC Evans 50,197 27.3
Liberal Democrat DJ Brass 17,469 9.5
UKIP IE Crompton 6,993 3.8
Green RJ Clarke 4,272 2.3
National Front RP Jones 2,098 1.1
Natural Law D Grice 793 0.4
Majority 52,196 28.3
Turnout 519,553 35.5


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