Cambridge and Bedfordshire North (European Parliament constituency)

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Cambridge and Bedfordshire North
European Parliament constituency
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Member state United Kingdom
Created 1984
Dissolved 1994
MEPs 1

Cambridge and Bedfordshire North 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 1984 from parts of Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire, it was abolished in 1994 and succeeded by Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes.


On its creation in 1984, it consisted of the parliamentary constituencies of Cambridge, Huntingdon, Mid Bedfordshire, North Bedfordshire, North East Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, South East Cambridgeshire and South West Cambridgeshire.[1]

When it was abolished in 1994, the parliamentary constituencies of Cambridge, Huntingdon, North East Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and South West Cambridgeshire became part of the Cambridgeshire constituency, while Mid Bedfordshire and North Bedfordshire were transferred to Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes.[2]


Election Member Party
Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire prior to 1984
1984 Sir Fred Catherwood Conservative
1994 constituency abolished, see Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes

Election results[edit]

European Parliament election, 1989: Cambridge and Bedfordshire North[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sir Fred Catherwood 84,044 44.5 −8.9
Labour M Strube 51,723 27.4 +3.3
Green M E Wright 37,956 20.1 N/A
Social and Liberal Democrats Andrew Duff 15,052 8.0 −14.5
Majority 52,459 32.7
Turnout 33.6 +2.8
Conservative hold Swing −6.1
European Parliament election, 1984: Cambridge and Bedfordshire North[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sir Fred Catherwood 86,117 53.4 N/A
Labour Henry Bottomley 38,901 24.1 N/A
Liberal Andrew Duff 36,341 22.5 N/A
Majority 47,216 29.3 N/A
Turnout 30.8
Conservative win (new seat)


  1. ^ MEPs and their constituencies : UK MEPs, European constituencies in the UK and the House of Commons constituencies they comprise, European Parliament Information Office, December 1988.
  2. ^ The European Parliament 1994–1999 : MEPs and European constituencies in the United Kingdom, London : UK Office of the European Parliament, November 1994.
  3. ^ Europe votes 3 : European parliamentary election results 1989, ed. by T.T. Mackie, Dartmouth, 1990.
  4. ^ Europe votes 2 : European Parliamentary election results, 1979–1984, eds. T.T. Mackie and F.W.S. Craig, Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services, 1985.

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