Yorkshire West (European Parliament constituency)
European Parliament constituency
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|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.
When it was created in England in 1979, it consisted of the Westminster Parliament constituencies of Bradford North, Bradford South, Bradford West, Brighouse and Spenborough, Halifax, Keighley, Shipley and Sowerby. In 1984, Batley and Spen and Calder Valley replaced Brighouse and Spenborough, and Sowerby, but Batley and Spen was removed again in 1994.
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 West|
|Conservative||Lord St Oswald||73,555||44.4||N/A|
|Liberal||J. M. S. Cherry||15,460||9.3||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|
|European Parliament election, 1984: Yorkshire West|
|Social Democrat||E. Lyons||28,709||15.9||+6.6|
|European Parliament election, 1989: Yorkshire West|
|Conservative||G. T. Hall||70,717||32.5||-3.8|
|Social and Liberal Democrats||P. Wrigley||9,765||4.5||-11.4|
|European Parliament election, 1994: Yorkshire West|
|Liberal Democrat||Charles Bidwell||20,452||12.1||+7.6|
|New Britain||Raymond Pearson||8,027||4.7||N/A|
|Natural Law||David Whitley||894||0.5||N/A|
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