Yorkshire South West (European Parliament constituency)
|Yorkshire South West
European Parliament constituency
|European Parliament logo|
|Member State||United Kingdom|
|Source(s)||United Kingdom Election Results|
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 Yorkshire South West was one of them.
When it was created in England in 1979, it consisted of the Westminster Parliament constituencies of Colne Valley, Dewsbury, Hemsworth, Huddersfield East, Huddersfield West, Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford and Wakefield. In 1984, Barnsley West and Penistone was added, while Huddersfield East and Huddersfield West were replaced by Huddersfield. In 1994, Barnsley West and Penistone was replaced by Batley and Spen.
The area is now included in the Yorkshire and the Humber European Parliament Constituency, which was represented by seven members in 1999-2004 and six from 2004 onwards.
Members of the European Parliament
|European Parliament election, 1979: Yorkshire South West|
|Conservative||J. F. Chambers||52,157||35.8||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|
|European Parliament election, 1984: Yorkshire South West|
|Conservative||A. J. A. Lodge||44,291||27.7||-8.1|
|Liberal||J. F. Crossley||29,964||16.9||+4.6|
|European Parliament election, 1989: Yorkshire South West|
|Conservative||G. T. A. W. Horton||42,543||22.8||-4.9|
|Social and Liberal Democrats||David Ridgway||10,352||5.5||-11.4|
|European Parliament election, 1994: Yorkshire South West|
|Conservative||C. M. J. M. A. Adamson||34,463||21.7||-1.1|
|Liberal Democrat||David Ridgway||21,595||13.6||+8.1|
|Natural Law||G. S. Mead||1,674||1.0||N/A|
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