South of Scotland (European Parliament constituency)

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South of Scotland
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 South of Scotland was one of them.

When it was created in Scotland in 1979, it consisted of the Westminster Parliament constituencies of Ayr, Ayrshire Central, Ayrshire South, Berwick and East Lothian, Dumfries, Galloway, Lanark, and Roxburgh, Selkirk and Peebles,[1] although this may not have been true for the whole of its existence.

Members of the European Parliament[edit]

Elected Member Party
1979 Alasdair Hutton Conservative
1984 Alasdair Hutton Conservative
1989 Alex Smith Labour
1994 Alex Smith Labour


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