Birmingham North (European Parliament constituency)

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.

Birmingham North
European Parliament constituency
Member stateUnited Kingdom

The constituency of Birmingham North was one of them.

It consisted of the Westminster Parliament constituencies of Aldridge-Brownhills, Birmingham Erdington, Birmingham Perry Barr, Birmingham Stechford, Sutton Coldfield, Warley East, Warley West, West Bromwich East, and West Bromwich West.[1]

Members of the European Parliament

Election Name Party
1979 Eric Forth Conservative


European Parliament election, 1979: Birmingham North[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Eric Forth 68,507 47.8
Labour P.M. Jackson 60,163 42.0
Liberal C.E.A. Hooper 14,583 10.2
Majority 8,344 5.8
Turnout 143,253 26.6 N/A
Conservative win (new seat)