Wight and Hampshire East (European Parliament constituency)

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Wight and Hampshire East
European Parliament constituency
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Member state United Kingdom
Created 1979
Dissolved 1994
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 Wight and Hampshire East was one of them.

When it was created in England in 1979, it consisted of the Westminster Parliament constituencies of Aldershot, Fareham, Farnham, Gosport, Isle of Wight, Petersfield, Portsmouth North, Portsmouth South, [1] although this may not have been true for the whole of its existence.


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