Birmingham South (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 South
European Parliament constituency
Member stateUnited Kingdom

The constituency of Birmingham South was one of them.

It consisted of the Westminster Parliament constituencies of Birmingham Edgbaston, Birmingham Hall Green, Birmingham Handsworth, Birmingham Ladywood, Birmingham Northfield, Birmingham Selly Oak, Birmingham Small Heath, Birmingham Sparkbrook, and Birmingham Yardley.[1]

Member of the European Parliament

Elected Name Party
1979 Norvela Forster Conservative


European Parliament election, 1979: Birmingham South[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Norvela Forster 66,012 47.5
Labour A. Bore 60,775 43.7
Liberal A.J. Batchelor 12,160 8.8
Majority 5,237 3.8
Turnout 138,947 27.3
Conservative win (new seat)