London South West (European Parliament constituency)

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London South West
European Parliament constituency
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Member state United Kingdom
Created 1979
Dissolved 1999
MEPs 1

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 London South West was one of them.

When it was created in England in 1979, it consisted of the Westminster Parliament constituencies of Battersea North, Battersea South, Kingston upon Thames, Lambeth Central, Putney, Richmond, Surbiton, Tooting, Twickenham, Vauxhall,[1] although this may not have been true for the whole of its existence.

By 1989 changes to the boundaries meant London South West then comprised the parliamentary constituencies of Battersea, Putney, Tooting, Wimbledon, Mitcham and Morden, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surbiton and Epsom and Ewell.

Members of the European Parliament[edit]

Elected Members[2] Party
1979 Shelagh Roberts Conservative
1989 Anita Pollack Labour


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