Upper Thames (European Parliament constituency)

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Upper Thames
European Parliament constituency
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Member state United Kingdom
Created 1979
Dissolved 1984
MEPs 1

Upper Thames was a United Kingdom European Parliament constituency, electing one member under the first-past-the-post system. It came into being for the European Parliament election of 1979 and ceased to exist in 1984, due to boundary reorganization.

Upper Thames consisted of the Westminster Parliament constituencies of Abingdon, Devizes, Henley, Newbury, Swindon, Reading North, and Reading South. Its only Member of the European Parliament was Robert Jackson.[1]

Members of the European Parliament[edit]

Elected Name Party
1979 Robert Jackson Conservative

Election results[edit]

European Parliament election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Jackson 103,488 59.4
Labour P.H. Gray 39,900 22.9
Liberal Jack Ainslie 30,907 17.17
Majority 63,588 36.5
Conservative win (new seat)


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