European Assembly Elections Act 1978


The European Assembly Elections Act 1978 (c 10) also known as the European Parliamentary Elections Act 1978 was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that made provision for the holding of elections of representatives to the European Assembly from the United Kingdom. It made provision for the election of 81 "Representatives to the Assembly" (which would later become Members of the European Parliament (MEP's) to the European Assembly with 66 members being elected from England, 8 from Scotland, 4 from Wales using the first past the post electoral system in 78 one member constituencies and 3 members from Northern Ireland using the Single transferable vote in a single constituency. The act also prevented any increase in the powers of the Assembly from being ratified unless approved by a further Act of Parliament. The first elections took place on Thursday 7 June 1979.

European Assembly Elections Act 1978
Act of Parliament
Long titleAn Act to make provision for and in connection with the election of representatives to the Assembly of the European Communities, and to prevent any treaty providing for any increase in the powers of the Assembly from being ratified by the United Kingdom unless approved by Act of Parliament.
Citation1978 c.10
Territorial extentUnited Kingdom
Dates
Royal assent5 May 1978
Other legislation
Repealed byEuropean Parliamentary Elections Act 1993
Status: Repealed
Text of statute as originally enacted

See also