Midlands East (European Parliament constituency)

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Midlands East
European Parliament constituency
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Member state United Kingdom
Created 1979
Dissolved 1984
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 Midlands East was one of them.

It consisted of the Westminster Parliament constituencies of Blaby, Bosworth, Loughborough, Meriden, Nuneaton, and Rugby.[1]

Members of the European Parliament[edit]

Elected Members[2] Party
1979 John Taylor Conservative


European Parliament election, 1979: Midlands East[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Taylor 85,098 55.3 N/A
Labour T.R. O’Sullivan 53,935 35.1 N/A
Liberal G.A. Gopsill 14,819 9.6 N/A
Majority 31,163 20.2 N/A
Turnout 32.3 N/A
Conservative win (new seat)


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