Cleveland (European Parliament constituency)
|European Parliament constituency|
|Member state||United Kingdom|
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 seat consisted of the Westminster Parliament constituencies of Cleveland and Whitby, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar, Richmond (Yorkshire), Scarborough, Stockton-on-Tees and Thornaby. In 1984, almost all the seat became part of the new Cleveland and Yorkshire North constituency.
Members of the European Parliament
|1979||Sir Peter Vanneck||Conservative|
|Conservative||Sir Peter Vanneck||76,514||50.6|
|Independent||S. C. Hill||4.960||3.3|
|Conservative win (new seat)|