North Wales (European Parliament constituency)
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North Wales was a European Parliament constituency which roughly covered the unofficial region of North Wales, from 1979 until 1999. It was held by the Conservative Party from 1979 until 1989, during which time it was their only seat in Wales.
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 Wales in 1979, it consisted of the Westminster Parliament constituencies of Anglesey, Caernarvon, Conwy, Denbigh, Flint East, Flint West, Merioneth, Montgomery, Wrexham. In 1984, Denbigh, Flint East, Flint West and Merioneth were replaced by Alyn and Deeside, Clwyd North West, Clwyd South West, Delyn and Meirionnydd Nant Conwy, while Anglesey was renamed Ynys Môn and Caernarvon was renamed Caernarfon. In 1994, Meirionnydd Nant Conwy and Montgomery were removed from the seat.
The seat became part of the much larger Wales constituency in 1999.
Members of the European Parliament
|European Parliament election, 1979: North Wales|
|Labour||T. A. Dillon||46,627||26.4||N/A|
|Plaid Cymru||Ieuan Wyn Jones||34,171||19.3||N/A|
|Liberal||Nesta Wyn Ellis||21,989||12.4||N/A|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
|European Parliament election, 1984: North Wales|
|Social Democratic||Robert Thomas Ellis||56,861||26.0||+13.6|
|Labour||Colin Ian Campbell||54,768||25.0||-1.4|
|Plaid Cymru||Dafydd Iwan||38,117||17.4||-1.9|
|European Parliament election, 1989: North Wales|
|Plaid Cymru||Dafydd Elis-Thomas||64,120||25.3||+7.9|
|Green||P. H. W. Adams||15,832||6.3||N/A|
|Social and Liberal Democrats||R. K. Marshall||10,056||4.0||-22.0|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing|
|European Parliament election, 1994: North Wales|
|Plaid Cymru||Dafydd Wigley||72,849||33.8||+8.5|
|Conservative||R. G. M. Hughes||33,450||15.5||-15.8|
|Liberal Democrat||R. E. Parry||14,828||6.9||+2.9|
|Green||P. H. W. Adams||2,850||1.3||-5.0|
|Natural Law||D. E. Hughes||2,065||0.9||N/A|
|Independent||J. M. Cooksey||1,623||0.8||N/A|
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