Bristol (European Parliament constituency)
|European Parliament constituency|
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|Member state||United Kingdom|
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 Bristol North East, Bristol North West, Bristol South, Bristol South East, Bristol West, Chippenham, Gloucestershire South and Kingswood. In 1984, it was redrawn to consist of Bath, Bristol East, Bristol North West, Bristol South, Bristol West, Kingswood, Northavon, and Wansdyke. In 1994, it consisted of Bristol East, Bristol North West, Bristol South, Bristol West, Kingswood, Northavon, and Woodspring.
The seat became part of the much larger South West England constituency in 1999.
Members of the European Parliament
|Liberal||J. P. Heppell||25,308||13.7||N/A|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
|Social Democratic||P. J. Farley||33,698||16.4||+2.7|
|Social and Liberal Democrats||Charles Boney||16,309||7.3||-9.1|
|Wessex Regionalist||Gwendoline McEwen||1,017||0.5||N/A|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing|
|Conservative||Earl of Stockton||60,835||29.6||-5.4|
|Liberal Democrat||J. A. W. Barnard||40,394||19.6||+12.3|
|Green||J. H. Boxall||7,163||3.5||-14.2|
|UKIP||T. H. Whittingham||5,798||2.8||N/A|
|Natural Law||Thomas Dyball||876||0.4||N/A|
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