Cornwall and Plymouth (European Parliament constituency)
|Cornwall and Plymouth|
|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.
When it was created in England in 1979, it consisted of the Westminster Parliament constituencies of Bodmin, Falmouth and Camborne, North Cornwall, Plymouth Devonport, Plymouth Drake, Plymouth Sutton, St Ives and Truro. In 1984, Bodmin was replaced by South East Cornwall.
The constituency was replaced by Cornwall and West Plymouth and a small part of Devon and East Plymouth in 1994, and these seats became part of the much larger South West England constituency in 1999.
Members of the European Parliament
|Liberal||G. H. T. Spring||23,105||13.5|
|Mebyon Kernow||Richard Jenkin||10,205||5.9|
|United Against the Common Market||A. E. M. Ash||1,834||1.1|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
|Independent Liberal||Robin Trevallion||2,981||1.6||New|
|Cornish Nationalist||James Whetter||1,892||1.0||New|
|Mebyon Kernow||Colin Lawry||4,224||1.9||New|