East Sussex and Kent 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.

East Sussex and Kent South
European Parliament constituency
Member stateUnited Kingdom

The constituency of East Sussex and Kent South was one of them.

It consisted of the Westminster Parliament constituencies (on their 1983 boundaries) of Bexhill and Battle, Eastbourne, Hastings and Rye, Lewes, Sevenoaks, Tunbridge Wells, and Wealden.[1]

Sir Jack Stewart-Clark of the Conservatives was the MEP for the constituency's entire existence; he had previously represented the old constituency of Sussex East since 1979.


1994 Sir Jack Stewart-Clark, Bt Conservative

Election results

European Parliament election, 1994: East Sussex and Kent South[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir Jack Stewart-Clark, Bt 83,141 38.6
Liberal Democrats David Bellotti 76,929 35.7
Labour Nick Palmer 35,273 16.4
UKIP A.J. Burgess 9,058 4.2
Green Miss R. Addison 7,439 3.5
Liberal Mrs. M-T. Williamson 2,558 1.2
Natural Law N.P. Cragg 765 0.4
Majority 6,212 2.9
Turnout 215,163
Conservative win (new seat)