Strathclyde East (European Parliament constituency)

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Strathclyde East
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 Strathclyde East was one of them.

When it was created in Scotland in 1979, it consisted of the Westminster Parliament constituencies of Bothwell, Coatbridge and Airdrie, East Kilbride, Hamilton, Kilmarnock, Lanarkshire North, Motherwell and Wishaw, and Rutherglen.[1] In 1984 until 1999 it consisted of the constituencies of Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, East Kilbride, Glasgow Rutherglen, Hamilton, Kilmarnock and Loudoun, Monklands East, Monklands West, Motherwell North, and Motherwell South.[2]

Members of the European Parliament[edit]

Elected Member Party
1979 Ken Collins Labour


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