Tyne and Wear (European Parliament constituency)

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Tyne and Wear
European Parliament constituency
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Member state United Kingdom
Created 1984
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 Tyne and Wear was one of them.

It consisted of the Westminster Parliament constituencies of Gateshead East, Houghton and Washington, Jarrow, Newcastle-upon-Tyne East, South Shields, Sunderland North, Sunderland South, and Tyne Bridge,[1]

Election results[edit]

European Parliament election, 1984: Tyne and Wear
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Joyce Quin 89,024 60.3
Conservative RR Cook 39,610 26.8
Liberal BP Carroll 19,081 12.9
Majority 49,414 33.5
European Parliament election, 1989: Tyne and Wear
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alan Donnelly 126,682 69.3
Conservative NC Gibbon 30,902 16.9
Green R Stather 18,107 9.9
Social and Liberal Democrats Peter J Arnold 6,101 3.4
Socialist (GB) TP Kilgallon 919 0.5
Majority 95,780 52.4
European Parliament election, 1994: Tyne and Wear
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alan Donnelly 107,604 74.4
Conservative IRP Liddell-Grainger 19,224 13.3
Liberal Democrat PJ Maughan 8,706 6.0
Green GLN Edwards 4,375 3.0
Independent (Politician) WE Lundgren 4,174 2.9
Independent (Politician) AW Fisken 650 0.4
Majority 88,380


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