Cleveland (European Parliament constituency)

Cleveland was a European Parliament constituency covering Cleveland and parts of North Yorkshire in England.

European Parliament constituency
Member stateUnited 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.[1] In 1984, almost all the seat became part of the new Cleveland and Yorkshire North constituency.

Members of the European Parliament

Elected Name Party
1979 Sir Peter Vanneck Conservative


European Parliament election, 1979: Cleveland[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir Peter Vanneck 76,514 50.6
Labour Ernest Wistrich 51,688 34.1
Liberal Michael Pitts 18,125 12.0
Independent S. C. Hill 4.960 3.3
Majority 24,826 16.5
Turnout 151,287 28.2
Conservative win (new seat)