Somerset and North Devon (European Parliament constituency)
|Somerset and North Devon|
|European Parliament constituency|
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|Member state||United Kingdom|
Somerset and North Devon was a European Parliament constituency covering all of Somerset in England, plus northern Devon and south-western Avon. With Cornwall and West Plymouth, it was one of the first two seats to elect a Liberal Democrat Member of the European Parliament.
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.
Members of the European Parliament
|1994||Graham Watson||Liberal Democrat|
|Liberal Democrat||Graham Watson||106,187||43.6||N/A|
|New Britain||Graham Livings||7,165||2.9||N/A|
|Natural Law||M. Lucas||1,200||0.5||N/A|
|Liberal Democrat win (new seat)|