Suffolk and South West Norfolk (European Parliament constituency)

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Suffolk and South West Norfolk
European Parliament constituency

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Created 1994
Dissolved 1999
MEP(s) 1
Member State United Kingdom
Source(s) [1]

Suffolk and South West Norfolk was a constituency of the European Parliament located in the United Kingdom, electing one Member of the European Parliament by the first-past-the-post electoral system. Created in 1994 from parts of Suffolk and Norfolk, it was abolished in 1999 on the adoption of proportional representation for European elections in the United Kingdom. It was succeeded by the East of England region.


It consisted of the parliamentary constituencies of Bury St Edmunds, Central Suffolk, Ipswich, South West Norfolk, Suffolk Coastal and Waveney.[1] South West Norfolk had previously been part of the Norfolk constituency.

The entire area became part of the East of England constituency in 1999.


Election Member Party
part of Suffolk and Norfolk prior to 1994
1994 David Thomas Labour
1999 constituency abolished, part of East of England from 1999

Election results[edit]

European Parliament election, 1994 (United Kingdom): Suffolk and South West Norfolk[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Thomas 74,304 40.5 N/A
Conservative Amédée Edward Turner 61,799 33.7 N/A
Liberal Democrat Richard Atkins 37,975 20.7 N/A
Green Tony Slade 7,760 4.2 N/A
Natural Law Eric Kaplan 1,530 0.8 N/A
Majority 12,535 6.8
Turnout 38.4
Labour win (new seat)


  1. ^ The European Parliament 1994-1999 : MEPs and European constituencies in the United Kingdom, London : UK Office of the European Parliament, November 1994.
  2. ^ Europe elections 1994 : results and elected members, Directorate-General for Information and Public Relations, Luxembourg: European Parliament, 15 June 1994.

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